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Week 12: What’s Your Movement?

Can you believe this is the last workout?!  Time has flown by and we have enjoyed sharing some of our favorite art movements with all of you, but now it is your turn to share with us!  What is the art movement that has inspired you the most either during this session of workouts or on your own artistic path?  Share something you’ve made that was inspired by an art movement or a specific creative piece, and explain how it has informed your work.

THANK YOU ALL for your participation and interest in the Weekly Workouts again this year.   Liz and I are grateful for your support of us and each other…this group was such a fun part of our responsibilities at Wet Paint this spring!  The “Workout” group will remain active; though there are no future workouts planned, you are encouraged to keep posting on this page if you would like.  All of the past workouts are listed under the Files tab in the Facebook group, so if you get in a rut, look at these for inspiration!

We hope to create with you all again soon – we’re already excited about the Summer Postcard project that’s coming up again in a few months.  Until then, we look forward to seeing you in the store!

Love,

Kristina and Liz

Liz Example: Liz has a memory of being 13 years old and visiting the Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburg and buying this image on a t-shirt.  It resonated with the young artist within.  And she went on to major in Art in college (and still makes art!).

Kristina Example: Although I was interested in art growing up (and love the weird Surrealists), I didn’t really see myself as an artist/creator until I started taking some art classes in college.  One of the (many) artists that resonated with me was Robert Rauschenberg and his unique mix of Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art (another two favorite movements).  I love his messy, yet deliberate, abstractions.

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies

 


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Week 7: What’s your POP preference?

No, we are not talking about soda pop, but Pop Art!  Choose your favorite brand or icon- art supply, celebrity, or soda- and render it bright in one of the stylings of pop artists Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein.  Both of these artists used bright colors, black outlines and graphic details to create their work inspired by POP-ular culture brands, icons, and comics.  Try your hand at a repeated image with bright, colored backgrounds or draw it like a comic book. Note the use of primary and complementary colors in their vibrant works and try limiting your palette to a few colors and black.

On sale this week at Wet Paint is one of our favorite paints: Holbein Acryla Gouache at 35% off MSRP!  It is super versatile and can be applied on paper and panels. Fine tune your pop image with black lines created with the ever-POP-ular Pentel Pocket Brush Pen at 15% off MSRP!

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies

 


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WP Weekly Workout: Week 4- Brush up on your footwork with the Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens

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Andy Warhol shoe drawings

Put your feet up, it’s time to draw your shoes! Favorites, old, new or dream shoes. Kick them off and draw them where they land or line them up in a row. Draw one pair or draw them all! There’s even precedent in art history for this Workout: Andy Warhol drew shoes, too. Try using a fineliner to outline first, or just go for it directly with broader points like the lovely brush tips of our favorite Pitt Artist Pens!

Never tried Pitt Pens? Wet Paint has all the Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens on sale for 27% off MSRP for open stock and 32% off MSRP for sets! You’ll love these pigmented drawing ink markers. We like them for their ease of use, light-fastness, and wide range of colors (so many colors – 58 including metallic and a unique opaque white!). With brush tips in fine or bold widths, you get the structure of drawing and the expressiveness of painting all in one tool! Click here to view the line of Faber-Castell!

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Andy Warhol shoe- 1956

Fun Lou Reed lyric to help inspire (from song “Open House”):
I think I got a job today they want me to draw shoes
The ones I drew were old and used
They told me – draw something new

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
If you are not on Facebook, share your photos in our Flickr group
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
 Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies