Tuesday, February 23, 2010


can we have art without line?
How can simple line express our mood?
Where do we see line everyday?
What types of lines do you enjoy and why?

Show Jasper Johns piece: numbers in color

ARTIST: Jasper Johns
(born May 15, 1930 in Augusta, Georgia, United States)
American contemporary artist who works primarily in painting and printmaking
Jasper Johns grew up in Allendale, South Carolina.
Recounting this period in his life, he says, "In the place where I was a child, there were no artists and there was no art, so I really didn't know what that meant. I think I thought it meant that I would be in a situation different than the one that I was in."
Johns was raised, primarily, by relatives after he was abandoned by his mother.
He began drawing when he was three and has continued doing art ever sinc
Best Known for his painting of the Flag
Associated with Pop artists
He seemed to be seeking to create meaning solely through the use of conventional symbols.

for more information on Jasper Johns: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper_Johns

Oil pastels: remember if you layer oil pastels they will make a new color.

Step1: on 12x9 paper draw two horizontal lines and two vertical lines creating 9 boxes.
Step2: with simple Lines, draw numbers 1-9 in the boxes
Step3: use thick oil pastels to go over each number
Step4: Fill in each box as you see fit. LEAVING NO WHITE PAPER BEHIND!!!

white paper 9x12
Oil pastels

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