Sunday, March 13, 2011

Layered Collage: Birds

Our assignment for this project was to experiment with layers of paint and textures. We were allowed to choose what we wanted for the subject matter. I chose birds, because in my background I collaged an image of a peacock feather and thats what inspired the whole piece. I drew the birds with black and white charcoal.

Homework assignment

I made this piece for a homework assignment in my class. Our assignment was to make a portrait of someone. The background for this was originally another artwork that I had made a few years ago. I didn't really like it, so I re-did it and added collage and layers of paint to change it. Then, I painted the girl on top and added colored pencils and oil pastels. I'm not completely finished with this piece, because I still want to add more details to make the girl more realistic.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Classroom Still life

This was our first project that we did in class. We had to study still lifes for a few weeks and create three pieces from the still life. This was my first piece, and I used graphite to create values in this piece. This one was my favorite out of the three.

This was one of the first homework assignments that we had to do this year. I really wanted to use lots of warm colors and neutral tones and then I added the cool colors in the shadowing and the clothing. The bottom part of this piece felt empty, so I decided to add more figure drawings with white charcoal.

Monday, April 5, 2010

High Contrast Self Portrait

This was an assignment that we had to complete on our own time, and i really enjoyed making it. After I took a picture of myself, I altered it on the computer changing the color of my skin and hair. Then I painted the picture on a canvas, that I covered with comics from the sunday paper. This piece seems to have a pop-ish style, which is different than my own style ...but i love it! I'm really happy with this piece, because I feel like it actually resembles me (with most of my self portraits I end up unhappy :o)


This piece took a lot of work to make. I had to make sure to take a picture where you can clearly see my reflection, so I chose a doorknob. I always love using graphite, because it allows me to blend and make details stand out even more. I actually enjoyed making this piece a lot!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hoffmann inspired

This piece was a lot of fun to make, because there was no subject matter, and it allowed me to be free with what I wanted to do. It is inspired by Hans Hoffmann's abstract art.