Weekly Lecture: Make a STUDY!

In art, a study is a drawing, sketch or painting done in preparation for a finished piece, or as visual notes. A study can have more impact than a more-elaborately planned work, due to the fresh insights the artist is gaining while exploring his/her subject. The excitement of discovery can give a study vitality. Even when layers of the work show changes the artist made as more was understood, the viewer shares more of the artist's sense of discovery. Written notes alongside visual images add to the import of the piece as they allow the viewer to share the artist's process of getting to know the subject.

The Benefits of Making a STUDY Prior to starting your Painting:

1. Testing

2. Building

3. Planning

4. Less Pressure

5. Comfort

6. Correct Problems Ahead of time

7. Material Control

8. Teaches a Different Approach to painting