Drawings and paintings of still life situations and the figure

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Cassandra F. Kornegay (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Walter Barker

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to record my observations of light, color, and space through drawings and paintings of still life situations and the figure. In the course of my investigations I have taken a closer look at several artists and their works. My main interest lies in seventeenth century painters, especially Willem Heda. Other artists of interest are Rembrandt, Chardin, and William Bailey. My observations are first recorded in lead pencil drawings. The drawings depict depth, solidity, and movement by means of many contour lines with slight modulations in the lines. Within the boundaries of the shapes, light and movement are emphasized with shading and lines, either broken or continuous, varying in strength and flowing in and out of the forms. The paintings are based on observations made in drawing and while painting. I paint with light brush strokes somewhat smoothly modeled. The still life situation is set up with specific ideas in mind. First, objects such as a bowl and eggs are placed in front, beside, and overlapping each other in order to create some sense of depth. Then natural light from the side along with fluorescent light from above moves over, under, and around objects emphasizing characteristics and changes within and outside of the forms.

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Language: English
Date: 1976

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