Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sharon Marston – Moon Shadows

Sharon Marcella Marston is a living artist who grew up in New England.  She graduated from Maine College of Art in Portland in 1995, and has been creating art for over 30 years. Her work is not meant to be complicated, the mood is easily discerned.

In today’s class, students looked at the principle of art: hues and shadows.  The moon cast beautiful shadows of the trees across the snow.

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Ivan Aivazovsky – Icebergs

Ivan Aivazovsky was a Russian Romantic painter from Crimea. He is considered to be one of the greatest marine artists in history. During his sixty-year career he created approximately  6,000 paintings, making him one of the most prolific artists of his time. The majority of his paintings are seascapes, but he often depicted battle scenes, Armenian themes, and portraiture.

We were inspired by the winter weather and imagined ourselves far north on a snowy night in the Arctic. We used liquid watercolours, plastic wrap and salt to get the effects in our sky.

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