|Needs work, still looks like old lady|
|Seems too flat still in the face|
|Edges of the relief|
Even though I was not so happy with the way the artwork was going the process of working on it calmed my brain enough that thoughts of how to continue to build my lessons began to flow through my head. I had originally thought that I would steer my students toward using one color of paint for their surface treatment. In the style of Louise Nevelson, they would build with multiple boards and use color to unify the entire work. Well.... Students will be using all boards to build their relief sculpture, not various materials. So in essence their work is unified my the building material and using only one color isn't so nearness for unification. While I still want to discuss and have students investigate the symbolic meaning of color with this project, the use of multiple colors may actually enhance their artwork. The variety in color may actually express more about their personality than a single color. But how to do it is now the question. I think I will revisit the tissue paper idea, but also experiment with paint too. The only problem with paint is that because of having 25 students in the class, tempra paint or spray paint is my only option. Acrylic and oil are out because of the amount that would be needed and the cost of the paint is too much for my budget. Maybe I need to start by spray painting the entire sculpture with white. This may make the colors more vibrant than painting directly on the brown card board.