More Information about the Mixed Media Work: OBI-SAN
Class will be Tuesdays in Jan+Feb 1-4 ACRYLIC Mixed Media:
Materials List : collect ideas, photos, papers, of what appeals to you (as the student) :: start to purchase Golden Artist Colors :: a warm+cool of each primary color, pick up at least 4-5 more transparent colors esp gold, aliz. crimson, raw umber : (they got the funny names & you can see the label which is transparent) + white, Gel Medium (matt),
Canvas paper OK, brushes, pallet/paint holder/knifes/paper towels/papers/ pencil, water containers (that will not tip).
Locally- for materials- The Starving Artist :: will be HAPPY to help!
The Golden Website has lots of You-Tube Ideas to wet your creativity!
Obi- Japanese Kimono Sash
San- A word of respect, usually used after a Japanese person's name.
For THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF
With a history that dates back to 15th century B.C., chrysanthemum mythology is filled with a multitude of stories and symbolism. Named from the Greek prefix “chrys-“ meaning golden (its original color) and “-anthemion,” meaning flower, years of artful cultivation have produced a full range of colors, from white to purple to red. Daisy-like with a typically yellow center and a decorative pompon, chrysanthemums symbolize optimism and joy. They’re the November birth flower, the 13th weddinganniversary flower and the official flower of the city of Chicago. In Japan, there’s even a “Festival of Happiness” to celebrate this flower each year.
A symbol of the sun, the Japanese consider the orderly unfolding of the chrysanthemum’s petals to represent perfection, and Confucius once suggested they be used as an object of meditation. It’s said that a single petal of this celebrated flower placed at the bottom of a wine glass will encourage a long and healthy life.