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.
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.
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.