llama.rtf - Llama I is a watercolor painting by Ann...

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Llama I is a watercolor painting by Ann Sherley. It is showing in the Mari Michener Gallery at James A. Michener Library. The exhibit is called, Surely Squared , the other artist showing in the gallery is Shirley Rein, and they were showed from January 14 to February 18, 2008. The painting involved a llama up close that took up half of the painting and a background of several shrubs, a cloudy sky, and a murky tree. The small shrubs and unfocused tree in the background makes me think the environment is much like the land around Greeley. The land looks like it gets more moisture than Greeley but has the same plants. The element of line used in this painting portrays the llama’s hairs independently. The hairs are implied lines that give the llama wild but natural hair. The visual texture of the llama hair seems coarse, much like what I would imagine a llama’s coat should feel like. The dark shades around the eyes are good examples of chiaroscuro. I would think this is a difficult thing to accomplish in a watercolor painting because the colors might
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This essay was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course ART 190 taught by Professor Nelson during the Spring '08 term at N. Colorado.

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llama.rtf - Llama I is a watercolor painting by Ann...

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