Is a way of telling others about our thoughts, opinions, reactions, and feelings. Most of the time, we communicate verbally. But VISUAL images are also a powerful way of to communicate.
Although people speak and write in many different languages, pictures and images are easily understood almost anywhere in the world. ART IS A DIRECT, IMMEDIATE, AND UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE.
Painting is the art of applying color to a surface. Painters use a language of art to express a personal point of view or a unique way of seeing the world. They are able to choose from a wide variety of media including: watercolor, oil, tempera, acrylic, oil, gouache, etc.
Pigment – The colored particles that give paint its color. › Natural pigments › Synthetic Binder – The sticky substance that holds the pigment particles together. Solvent – The liquid that is added to thin the mixture to a spreadable consistency.
The term style refers to the distinct and consistent similarities in a group of artworks, either those of an individual artist (individual style) or group of artists, or those from a particular place (cultural style) or time period (historical style).
Impressionism was developed in France during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These pieces of art were painted as if someone just took a quick look at the subject of the painting. The paintings were usually in bold colors and did not have a lot of detail. The paintings in this style were usually outdoor scenes like landscapes. The pictures were painted to look like they were shimmering.
Mary Cassatt, Little Girl in aBlue Arm Chair, 1878, Oil on canvas, 89 x 129.5 cm,Musee d’Orsay Gallery. Claude Monet, Water Lilies ,1906 , Oil on canvas, 87.6 x 92.7 cm (34 1/2 x 36 1/2 in); The Art Institute of Chicago . Pierre Auguste Renoir, A Girl With a Watering Can, 1876, Oil on canvas, 100 x 73 cm (39 ½ x 28 ¾ in.), The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Tints are a LIGHTER value of a color and are created by adding WHITE to a color. Tones are a MUTED value of a color and are created by adding GRAY to a color. Shades are a DARKER value of a color and are created by adding BLACK to a color.
Intensity is the BRIGHTNESS or DULLNESS of a color. The change the intensity of a color add its COMPLEMENT.
MONOCHROMATIC – 1 color plus the tints, tones and shades of it. ANALOGOUS – 3-4 colors that sit adjacent to each other on the color wheel and have a color in common. COLOR TRIAD – 3 colors evenly spaced on the color wheel. COMPLEMENTARY – 2 colors that are directly across from each other on the color wheel. SPLIT-COMPLEMENTARY – 1 color and the 2 colors on both sides of its complement.