Art Lesson: FormForm is an element of art. Yet there are several ways to consider the meaning of form. At its most basic, a form is a three-dimensional geometrical figure, such as a sphere, cube, cylinder or cone, as opposed to a shape, which is two-dimensional, or flat. In a broader sense, form, in art, means the whole of a piece's visible elements and the way those elements are united. In this context, form allows viewers to mentally capture the work and understand it. Wyland demonstrates the two... [see more] interpretations of form through his depiction of a bottlenose dolphin against a water element. He uses Payne's gray with a half inch brush to create the dolphin form with a 3-inch brush to block in the blue water. Highlights and shadows are added to enhance the three-dimensional form.
In WYLAND ART STUDIO, marine-life artist and environmental conservationist Wyland — best-known for his epic series of 91 life-size marine murals — takes viewers step-by-step through the creation of one of his vibrant photorealistic paintings. Wyland works on canvas with non-toxic water-based oil paint to re-create scenes from the Pacific Ocean. His subjects include: bottlenose dolphins, orcas, seascapes, sea lions, coral reef, sea otters, turtles, Great White Sharks, Gray Whales, Emperor Penguins, pelicans, whale tails and kissing dolphins. In keeping with his eco-conscious approach to painting, Wyland closes each episode with a tip for helping the environment.