Friday, January 13, 2017

paint it black // oil painting

In this painting, we had to setup a shiny black object. Mine was a tall coffee mug with 2 pool balls on the sides. I set it up with purple and yellow paper on the bottom and red as the background. The sheets of paper reflected onto the mug. The most difficult but fun part of my painting was making black without using black. My goals and intentions was to make the mug show the reflections. I accomplished them by making the set up so there would be reflections off of the mug and painting the mug with colors instead of black. I personally am not a fan of this painting but I don't think it is bad for my first oil painting. I do like the shadows from the pool balls. Something I have learned that I can bring to my next painting is to not spread the paint out so much and not to dab it.

Monday, December 12, 2016

color study (oil pastels) - reflexions

My drawing is of a chrome teapot on a rainbow piece of fabric with two pool balls next to it.

My goals and intentions for this was to draw the tea pot with using minimal grey. I accomplished them by finding colors reflecting off of the object. What surprised me most about my experience was with all the colors within the teapot it was still able to look like one. My drawing is about the reflections off of the teapot. What the most difficult challenge I had to face was getting all the details in the reflection. I met that challenge by taking my time to study the object. I experienced a shift to right brain artistic thinking when I used colors to fill in the teapot instead of grey. Some things I have learned that I can bring to my next drawing is that you don't always need to use grey for grey objects. If I had a do over, I would put more detail in the top of the teapot. I feel that the spout of the teapot is the best because of the blending and the reflexion of the green pool ball. 
real picture

Sunday, December 4, 2016

two page spread on Paul Cezanne

I picked Paul Cezanne and his painting "Basket of Apples" to draw with oil pastels.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

jpg. challenge #6

"leftovers" (from 2 days after thanksgiving)
pie :)
the wishbone
Thanksgiving leftovers made into soup
turkey sandwiches
pretty much every dinner after thanksgiving

Thursday, November 17, 2016

into the night charcoal

My picture is of a lamp on a table in my living room. I took the picture with the lights off. In my drawing I have portrayed the light with erasing to make the light shine through the darkness.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Chinese Box artist statement

My goals in this artwork was to get the proportions right on the box. I accomplished them by holding a stick up to the box and bringing it down to my paper to get the angles right. What surprised me the most about my experience doing this drawing was how hard it is to get proportions right. The most difficult challenge I had to face was proportions and the chopsticks. I met that challenge by erasing and fixing my drawing many times. I experienced the shift to the right brain artistic thinking when I made the lines very distinct and made it look cartoon-ish. My drawing really works in the long, dark shadow. Some things I have learned that I can bring to my next drawing is that the object doesn't have to take up the hold page because you can put in your big shadow. Another artist in the class I learned something from is Misha. If I had a do-over I would fix the background because it is streaky and has fingerprints on it.What I feel is the best about my drawing is the box.