by Kira Milligan I shove my hands deeper into my jacket pockets and tense my shoulders enough for my scarf to catch any warm air I exhale. The thick, deep blue that settles into side streets makes me squint to find my way, typical of this morning hour. 6 AM, October 11, 2016...
by Agnes Njoroge Personally, representations of landscape interests me beyond the norm because I have been attached to many different landscapes, for one Kenya a landscape interrupted by British presence during the colonial era; - buildings, railways, roads and plans stay intact within the natural landscape of Kenya. Similarly in Mbabane, Swaziland
By Bethani Wells As a little girl, I took every opportunity to get my hands in the dirt. Here I am, in my twenties, still coming home covered in it. Of course, as a child I was just digging for worms. I liked the dirt because it was fun to play in and get messy. Today, I use dirt and organic matter as a medium for my paintings. I explore the relationship between earth and spirituality in my large-scale paintings, making earth a key element in my work.
By Kira Milligan Provence: inspiring vibrating brush strokes from Van Gogh, countless en-plein-air purple mountain-scapes from Cézanne, and gorgeous colour combinations from Gauguin. So, naturally, upon arriving here in Lacoste, I set to work filling sketchbooks with unsaturated ink drawings of buildings. While this seems counter-intuitive to the purpose of the class, I have found that by viewing the landscape in all contexts, having interest in the ordinary, and appreciating what is available, I have built up a repertoire of architectural drawings in ‘Landscape Painting’.
By Agnes Njoroge Walking down the street on a grey autumn Paris morning, large blue, red, yellow, green piping peek through small side streets. Is there construction? An unfinished building? An art installation? As one catches full view of the Centre Pompidou, it is soon realized that the building is intended to be that way. High modernist styling indicates.......
89 twenty something’s flock out of the train briskly walking through the Gare de Lyon. Excitement filled steps leading us out to our first view of Paris. See what we did on our first day.
Following a short, but richly-packed week of visual stimulation spent studying in Paris, Kira Milligan writes on what drove her to fill a 30-page sketchbook in 4 days.
Members of the SCAD Lacoste painting department This past week we have been living it up in Paris, gallery and museum-hopping as much as our feet allow us to. Stay tuned to hear about our exciting discoveries and experiences as we try our best to fit into the Parisian lifestyle. For now here are some … Continue reading Paris at a Glance