This project was a struggle from the start. I have never been good at drawing or painting people, and when we were assigned this project I was really upset. I first did a layer of acrylic, to help make the oils look more rich, and then I started to lay down the oils. I was really happy with how the hair was turning out, but had no idea where to start with the face. Mrs. Rossi told me to turn my painting upside-down, and block off a majority of the picture, so I could only see one part of the picture. This worked for a little bit, but I started to get frustrated again and messed up. This project was ultimately a fail for me, but I'm hope the next portrait is a lot better.
For this project I wanted to do something different. My reference picture was of some cereal boxes in my pantry, not a challenging composition, but I wanted to challenge myself with the medium, I decided to use water colors, since I rarely work with this medium. While doing this project I used both water color paints and watercolor pencils, the pencils are more detailed and controlled, while the paints are more unpredictable, but both were necessary in achieving my final project. I found that with watercolors it is best to work in layers, and to ALWAYS start light. While I did enjoy watercolors, I'm going to stick with using oils.
For this project we had to paint everyday objects with oil paints, I decided to paint some of my makeup. I took about fifteen different composition pictures, of my makeup at different angles and some different products. This project was my first time using oils, besides the apples we painted, and I enjoy them, they are quite blend-able and I was able to achieve deep colors, and nice gradients. I would like to be able to work with oils more, to expand my skills. Hopefully I will be able to go back in on my final and add more shadows to give the piece more depth. All in all I was able expand my painting skills and try a new medium.
At the beginning of the year we were given a sheet with questions about art, and this class. The first question on the sheet was "what is art" this question made really think, and both times I answered about the same way; the first time I said "art is whatever you say art is"and my second response was "art is an opinion, are is and means different things to different people."I think that the second way I responded was better and more open than my first one, because it is true, everyone has their own opinion about art, some people think it is only classical art, and some say street art isn't art, but I think that anything created can be art, like food, sculptures, painting, drawing, music, ect.
We had another question that asked us if copying is alway plagiarism or if it is a gray area. For this question I said that it was a gray area b0th times, my opinion didn't change with this either. I still think that not all ideas are completely original they are just being added to, to become better or different. Famous artist like; Andy Warhol, and Shepard Fairey, but I don't think they totally plagiarised the "original artist.
"What are some reasons artist make art?"Again my answers were very similar, I said; to make money, express feeling, because they can, for fun, etc. I think that there are so many reasons for an artist to art, and that will always be true, and I think that sometimes the reason artist art can be more interesting than the art itself.
"What is the point of this class, what do you think you'll get out of it?"The first time I answered this I said; "to continue expanding knowledge or art, and better art; This was an okay answer but I really feel that this class has helped me as an artist. I have learned different ways to draw and paint, and that to give a picture good dimension you have to have very dark shading, DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK!!!! This class has been such a fun experience, what other class could I sculpt a butt in? Or use donuts as a destruction project?This class has broadened my views on art and most importantly remember that Picasso is a jerk.
For the Teens Inspired project , at first had a hard time getting inspired by much, but after looking at Alexander Calder's sculptures. I was enchanted by his colors and basic shapes in his sculptures, but what really made me fall in love was that there were mobile, I loved the movement that his art had, and i wanted to be able to put movement like that on a canvas. I started painting different size "3D" cubes on a black canvas using blues, reds, purples, and green, but I didn't like how they sat still on the canvas, so as the project went on I had the light source coming from different angles, and sides showing that you wouldn't normally be able to see. I am pleased with the movement and confusion of the final piece with the brights and darks and the different sides showing.
For this project I decided to collaborate with my six year old cousin Sarah; I asked her to draw me anything that she wanted to and I would do something with it. Once I got her picture I started to make it 3D. I used sculpty to make a pumpkin headed man that she drew; when making the piece I wanted it to look exactly like her drawing, I wanted it to be a 3D six year olds drawing, I even used marker to color it the exact same way it was in the picture. I think this project was different because I had to rely on someone else for my idea, and what to make, instead of just coming up with everything on my own.
I don't a a picture of the finished piece yet.
For the artist destroy project I didn't have any artwork that I wanted to destroy, so I took someone elses art and destroyed it, I destroyed a donut for my project. A donut is a beautiful work of art the it's purpose is to be destroyed. To destroy this art I started off by taking bites and chewing it up, after it was all chewed up, my digestive system broke it down even more, and my body broke it up into even smaller paeices So I documented myself destroying this work of art.
For artist limitations I never really came up with an idea, I had a hard time with this and never started an actual project. I tried a few things like; drawing with light or making something with sculpt a mold, or only painting with your fingers. I never really liked anything that I made and the other ideas I had were not something that I really wanted to create. I did make a duck and a dozen eggs with the sculpt a mold and I painted some of the eggs different colors. I think my limitation with this project was myself, I never liked my ideas, or I decided that I didn't want to do them, and said finding a limitation was too hard or that I "couldn't make anything good by limiting myself. But in the end I was the limitation.