Week 5: Deepening into Craft

Our objectives for the following week is to compose our personal work for painting in the tempera grassa variant of mischtechnik.

Chanting Down Babylon – Tempera Grassa

Chanting Down Babylon – Tempera Grassa
Some inspiration on a painting that involved many of the fundamentals we have been studying.

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Lesson: Composition Envelopes and Nesting Compositions.

Lesson: Composition Envelopes and Nesting Compositions.
This video introduces two important concepts : Composition envelopes and nested compositions.

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Preparing Our Personal Composition

Preparing Our Personal Composition
Discussing compositional considerations for our main piece and an exercise in armature.

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Choice Space in the Early Stages of the Painting

Choice Space in the Early Stages of the Painting
These are more advanced techniques that require consideration, effort and planning. They are NOT strict mandate of the teaching, as you will have by now seen theres different levels of effort and detail we can approach things from depending on our stage of learning.

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The Subcreation Theory of J.R.R. Tolkien

The Subcreation Theory of J.R.R. Tolkien
A "subcreator" is Tolkien’s term for the true artist of Faërie, the one who constructs an alluring secondary world which we believe in so long as we are in it. It is not merely a case, as Coleridge argued, of the reader’s suspending disbelief, but of the artist’s sustaining enchantment.

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