Sunday, October 26, 2014

Merge Into the Darkness

My goals and intentions in this artwork was to make it look like me and to make it look realistic. I accomplished them by following the picture and seeing what I needed to fix and do. This piece of artwork was about dramatic shadows and light coming in. The most difficult challenge that I had to face was getting the detail of my face and trying to figure out where everything went. I met that challenge by measuring it and figuring it all out. My artwork really works in my collar and my shirt because of the detail and shading. I have learned that you shouldn't lay it flat you should look at it from an angle. The mentor that helped me was Edward Hopper because he does a really nice job on shadows and he doesn't use color in all of his paintings. If I had a do-over I would have done a better job on placing my head a different way and I would have started by putting it at an angle so that I could look at it with a better view. I feel whats best about my artwork is how it looks like me and how I got the detail and shadows of my shirt. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Carving Out the Light

 My goals and intentions in this were to make it look like pumpkins and really get the shadowing and light. I accomplished that by figuring out where it needed more light and where it needed to be dark. This piece of artwork is about dramatic shadows. The most difficult thing that I had to do on this was getting the pumpkin in the top to look like it was behind the other pumpkins, rather than in between them or touching them. I met that challenge by making it more black around the edges and where it meets the pumpkin. My painting really works in the bottom, left pumpkin because the shadowing and the stem just add something extra to it. I have learned in this piece that adding a shadow effect can give a painting or sketch a much deeper meaning. I learned from Edward Hopper because he has some really dark paintings and he can really work out a lot of those shadows. If I had a do-over I would have probably picked a different position in which I could have done this. What I feel is best about my work is that I didn't give up on it and I figured things out how to get the shapes, shadows and light. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sweet Yet Sour

 My goals and intentions on this project were to make it look realistic, and to really work with the reflections. I accomplished these things by doing step by step processes and being patient with my artwork. My painting is about reflected light because the light was shining over it, and I was trying to paint all of the colors coming off of one another. The most difficult challenge for me was getting the shape and detail of the pot. I met that challenge by taking pictures and I closed in on the color of the inside. My painting really works in the shadows and reflections. I have learned more about mixing paint and getting the exact color and I think that can really work on all the paintings that you do. I learned how to do this from Janet Fish, and I learned that it is okay to use a lot of color. I also learned from Edward Hopper because he liked to use shadows and colors. It I had a do-over I would probably do a different view, or placement and I would make it more of an interesting, up close painting. I felt that I really got down how to do reflections, and how to make things look realistic.

Friday, October 3, 2014


I have many obsessions, like a lot! There is one big one though that I keep going back to and working hard at. It is lacrosse. It is my obsession because I never stop working at it or thinking about it.

My other obsession is my dog because she is so cute and she is crazy. She is my favorite thing in the whole wide world and she brightens my day up so much.