Project inspired by Wayne Jiang, Edward hopper, and A ndrew Wyeth . Creating a “Sense of Place”. Jiang said, “ I like to create paintings that reflect on stillness, solitude, and mystery .”. Create a “sense of place” in
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“Sense of Place”
Jiang said, “I like to create paintings that reflect on stillness, solitude, and mystery.”
Create a “sense of place” in
A painting. Take multiple pictures of places that you wish the viewer to “feel”.
Let the lighting guide you
In creating the sense of mystery, wonder or intrigue that you wish to convey. Make multiple thumbnails to capture what you want to paint.
How do artists create a sense of mystery or intrigue? Is someone about to walk in, or did they just leave? Can you hear silence or noise in a painting?
“I believe in using simple, quiet scenes and objects to communicate deep emotion and relevance.” Wayne Jiang, 2009
American Artist (1882-1967)
Edward Hopper gained widespread recognition as a central exponent of American Scene painting, expressing the loneliness, vacuity, and stagnation of town life. Hopper remained an individualist, though, and stated, “I don't think I ever tried to paint the American scene; I'm trying to paint myself.”
Paintings such as Nighthawks (Art Institute of Chicago, 1942) convey a mood of loneliness and desolation by their emptiness or by the presence of anonymous, non-communicating figures. But of this picture Hopper said: `I didn't see it as particularly lonely.
Groundhog Day Study,
The New Table
28 x 20, Oil on Canvas
From an AP
(See website for more
Jessica Hovis, AP 2010
Charcoal drawings of her Church
court yard (at different phases of the moon)
Will Farrell, oil painting 16 x 20, AP 2010
Sense of Place, Ireland
Oil painting for Sense of Place
Mary Pate Mills, AP 2010, Sense of Place from a missions trip photo
If you were an AP reader, what would you score these pieces? What would you recommend this student do to improve the score on these pieces?
1. Planning (thumbnails, value studies, and color study) __________/20
2. Execution (craftsmanship, handling and use of media) __________/30
3. Composition (arrangement of elements and principles of art) __________/35
4. Creativity (use of media, challenging approach to the project) __________/15
Project total _________/100
Reflect on these questions and write your answers in your sketchbook beside your final thumbnail;