Category Archives: art teacher

WHAT IS A STILL LIFE?

DRAWING, FOR ME IS A VISUAL  NVESTIGATION.

A still life need not be a vase of lowers or anything you might see in art history. Make your own history.

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DRAWING FROM NATURE WITH NATURE

I have always felt very connected to the natural and drawing is a good way for me to record that passion.

As this drawing progressed I found myself wanting to add many more things…including something that was not in the natural world. That ended up being marbles and a  spark plug. I cannot explain way I draw some things, it just seems right. I guess I would be worried if it all made too much sense.

THE FINISHED DRAWING

After many additions the space was filled with objects that somehow seemed right. Some things are obvious such as a maple leaf being somewhat feather like and yet the beginning of a tree, other things sort of fit, like a marble being a little like an egg and others just need to be there, I have no idea why.

 

 

THE ACTIVE EYE VS. THE LAZY EYE

FOUND ARCHITECTURAL COLLAGE IN VINCENNES, INDIANA

The other day I was in Vincennes, Indiana and saw this wonderful visual treat. For many it is just and old building. But I am sure artists see what I saw, a rich display of texture and color. We took a back road trip through Missouri and few weeks ago and saw a lot of cool stuff like this. I believe there is a feedback into my own work. So I guess the moral is, keep your eyes open.

BILL’S INTRO INTO BLOGWORLD

2014 Bill Whorrall self portraitHello, I am starting a blog for fellow artists, art teachers, photography  fans and people who might like to read my stories, observations, occasional rants that make sense to me and should make sense to everyone else-but it probably won’t.