Sunday, March 22, 2015

Acrylic Paint--Representational

For my next project, I chose to explore acrylic painting.  I had tried acrylics my freshman and sophomore year of high school, but I was never any good.  This time, junior year, I decided to try it again and try to take more time on it.  I chose a couple of photos of mountains and started painting.  I worked on the mountains after I had finished the sky.  The mountains were hard because there were a lot of shades of blue and greys and white that I had to try to incorporate into them.  I did the trees last.  The trees were difficult for me because I had to find a way to make the trees in the front pop out instead of them all becing the same.  So I went back and put dark, dark green trees first and then put lighter colored trees after.  I incorporated yellows, greens and reds into the trees in the front.  Now that it's done I am very happy that I decided to try acrylic again.

Artist Observe

For artist observe I did a charcoal portrait of my grandfather.  He and I sat at the kitchen table for about two hours while I completed this project.  When I brought it back to school, I did a few touch ups to it like shading in certain places.  At first the background was just white but I thought it would stand out more if I did a dark black background.  I am very pleased with how it turned out. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Text Art Project Completed

I finally finished my text art project which was the word "Shattered" made from pieces of glass glued to sheets of glass.  Instead of gluing the glass onto a white board, I thought it would be better to put the word in front of different people.  I think this expresses the emotion different people feel even if they are all different going through different problems in their lives.  I enjoyed the project a lot and I am very excited to start my Artist Observe project.