TYS Answers to Quiz 2

  1. If a Stroke design shows small ovals can you paint them as dots?
    1. No. It is a requirement to paint the shape that is shown in the line drawing.
  2. If a border is indicated on the Stroke design is it mandatory that it be placed as shown?
    1. Yes. The border must be painted in the area of the surface as indicated in the line drawing. If it is shown on the flange then it must be painted on the flange. The design must include all the elements as shown but you may add to the design, if desired, as indicated on the pink sheet in your portfolio.
  3.  Does a Still Life or Floral design require a center of interest?
    1. Yes. The stroke design is the only category that does not require a center of interest.
  4. Can a center of interest be located anywhere in the design or should it always be on the front plane?
    1. It can be placed anywhere in the design. There are some standard guidelines to selecting the area but it is still your choice. Marian Jackson MDA painted a perfect example of a center of interest placed on the back plane in her 2005 MDA Still Life.
  5. What makes an area the center of interest?
    1.  It has the strongest intensities and widest range of values used in the design. It is the first area that catches the eye.
  6. What happens when you overblend an area?
    1. It makes the object appear flat.
  7. Should you paint and varnish the back of the board and frame?
    1. Yes. Finishing the back of the board and frame helps to prevent warping and it gives your piece a finished appearance.
  8. When transferring a Stroke design to your board is it a good idea to trace every comma as drawn or just place a line for placement and length?
    1. Draw a line for placement and length. This gives you the freedom to paint a graceful comma and not worry about covering up the tracing lines.
  9. Should all evidence of tracing lines be erased or covered?
    1. Yes, they should be erased or covered.
  10. What is it called when there is not adequate repetition of color?
    1. Lacks balance. Balance and harmony work together but when there is not adequate repetition of color it is referring to the lack of balance. For example if a painting had one red apple and the color red was not used anywhere else then it would be an isolated color and lack balance. If a stroke design had only the large objects painted red, your eye would jump from one red object to the next. Red needs to be added in a few strokes or line work to create a bridge for the eye to flow through the design.