V. Notes are daily–ish thoughts and ideas related to art. I might post a series of pictures, a technique, an idea for a project, or some philosophical rambling. I try to make these emails relevant, but they’re not pre-planned, and they’re not perfect. They’re just thoughts in the moment, take ’em or leave ’em. Hopefully they’ll spark some thoughts and help get your artistic juices flowing. Initially started as a way to give my students more information outside of class, V. Notes now has over 2,500 subscribers. If you meet another artist with connections to the League, V. Notes might be a way to spark an interesting conversation. Welcome to our V. Note community! Cheers, Ruthie V. CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO V. NOTES. (You can easily unsubscribe if you change your mind.)
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Online Anniversary Show: Figures and Interiors
One year ago in March, to protect our students and teachers from a new coronavirus, the Seattle Artist League moved our classes online. The virus was declared a national emergency, and we went into quarantine. We have now been in quarantine for thirteen months. Through this year, we have met each other online to draw, …
30SAL Challenge: Fork it!
Today’s challenge is to draw using a disposable fork. This may at first seem odd and awkward, but if you think about it, a fork offers instant parallel crosshatch marks, saving you the time and trouble of drawing each line individually! Efficient. For this exercise, I recommend you avoid relying on outlines to describe the …
How Diebenkorn Abstracts the Figure Watch the diagonals: how they form shapes, intersect with each other, form pathways across and divide the canvas. See how he crops in close, balancing the positive and negative shapes to be equal in weight, colliding the diagonals with the edge of the canvas or paper, so the edge also …
SAL Challenge 3: UNCIFORM
This SAL Challenge is a vocabulary based creative challenge every day for January. Materials are artist’s choice. You can draw, paint, collage, sculpt your food, anything you want. Make something today! Prizes awarded for creativity and participation To be eligible for a prize, and to help motivate other people, post your creative project to Facebook or Instagram …