Friday, January 14, 2011

Self Portrait: My Dark Side

My goals and intentions in this artwork were to make it have my look. I accomplished my goals because my artwork turned out to have my look. My painting is about texture of surface and dramatic shadows. The most difficult challenge I had to face was making the proportions of my face correct. I met the challenge by trying a couple times and finally getting it right. My painting really works where the light meets the dark shadow. Some things have I learned that I can bring into my next painting are more light and shadows and more proportionate drawings. The mentor I can name that helped me is a lady, Mrs. Juliet, that did a couple of photo shoots with me "Photo Jane Studios." In her studio, she had a beautiful photo of a girl and half of her face showing because of the dramatic lightening. Another artist in the class that helped me is Carmen D'Anna. Her drawings are beautiful and she gets her shadows right. I can learn to make more dramatic shadows like her. If I had a do over I would make my eyes a little bit smaller and away from the nose. I feel like I did an overall good job on my first major self portrait and I hope to continue to progress.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Black on Black Reflection


Describe your experience with a palette knife:

· What surprised you? The palette knife was easier to use than I thought.

· What frustrated you? Getting the colors right frustrated me.

· How did you overcome any frustration? I made the correct blacks that I saw.

· Would you use it again? I would use the palette knife again.

Why not? Why? Under what circumstances? It is fun to summarize a painting.

· What did you learn about painting and your “thinking” by using a palette knife?

I focused more on the shapes and less on the detail.


Have you shown reflected color and shapes? Yes I have shown reflect color and shapes.

Choice of composition draws the eye through the painting from front to back. (not side to side) Tell where and how. The lipsticks draw the painting more inward.

All objects ( shoes, cups, fabric,etc) appear to be in same light.

Did you SUMMARIZE, generalize, OR ITEMIZE the visual information. Refer to specific areas of your painting and be specific.

I summarized the clock in the back and I itemized parts of the lipstick but also summarized the bottom of it.

Kudos to another artist- whose work from among your classmates do you think met the criteria best? WHY?

Jen Kelly's work was amazing. She worked really hard and I think she met her criteria best. The shapes are nicely painted and her black on black reflection is fabulous.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tall Glass of Water

I think my size view placement is very interesting. I thought of the water as shapes of dark and light colors. I created a sense of transparency very well. My ellipses and viewpoints are correct and consistent. My paint colors are clean and clear. I completed my painting in less than 3 hours. My choice object (beaded bracelet) in the water reflected personal choice. It was made by best best friend. My personal choice represents friendship. I was very focused on my worked and I used my clsas time effectively. I achieved a believable illusion of transparency.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Art Project

Special Place

A special place to me is the art room. My friends and I have spent a lot of our off mods in the art room ever since freshman year. We have a lot of good memories and more to come.