Good morning, all you runaways, problem children, and latchkey kids! It’s Tuesday and class is once more in session. As we near the end of our class project, and the semester, The Tutor hopes that you’re feeling as plucky as he is about your paintings.
Last week’s homework assignment was to complete your painted still life, but there is still one more important task to apply to our work before calling it a day. So, before the paint dries and the dye sets, The Tutor invites you to view Lesson XIII: Signing Our Work:
Kudos for completing another lesson, class! This week’s homework assignment is to sign your painted still life.
Before dashing off to scribble your John Hancock on the bottom corner of your canvas, keep in mind that the way you sign your artwork is not necessarily the same way you sign your checks.
As artists, our signatures act as our calling cards, our stamps, our branding. As such, our sigils can be as important, if not more important, than the work itself. Consider this before you apply your seal of completion.
This seal also becomes part of the painting itself, so choose your colors and placement wisely. Do you want your signature to be bold and aggressive, or mysterious and elusive? This artistic fingerprint is a window into who you are as an artist.
Sign, sign, sign away, students, and join me again next week as we wrap up our semester together!