Sunday, January 13, 2008

Triple shading

This past week at school was quite intense, and also a good bit of fun. While the rest of the class was doing a 2-day trial run of our year-end exam, three of us who started the year late were introduced to a painting technique. Triple shading is so-called, I assume, because of the application of three colors, as you can see in the examples below. This particular style is used most often on temple walls or ritual objects used on altars.

What made this so much fun was the camaraderie, the three of us sitting in a circle, sharing the same paint pots and pacing each other.

From next week the upper-classmen will begin their exam, to complete a full painting with 45 days. As we freshmen are taught by one of these upper classmen, we'll be without a regular teacher for the next month and a half.



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