Sunday, February 22, 2015

Fall 2014 - 2D Design - Piece 1

I think that from here on out I'm going to try to post a piece of my work every day!  
Look at it as a sort of "art dump."  I will be posting all of the work that I have completed; most of it being work that was completed throughout the fall semester.  I was too lazy to do this before, but now I'm going to try to stick to a schedule!

I hope you guys enjoy the plethora of boring assignments that I had to complete for my foundations classes!


Just Line
Objective: To study the potential of line to create form by making a non-objective composition constructed entirely of line.  Lines should contain the full range of values, as well as dynamic balance of figure/ground (ambiguity) and positive/negative shapes on the picture plane.

Materials: One 18" x 24" sheet of all-purpose white paper, several black prismacolor pencils, and one 15" metal ruler.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

My Last Painting of High School

Okay!  So I know what you're probably thinking... high school??  Wasn't that a while ago?!
Well, yes.. and as you guys can probably tell, I suck at this whole blogging thing..
I am going to try to keep posting though (even if months pass in between each post.)
Hopefully one day I'll just become inspired to uphold a blog, but until then, sparse posting now and then will have to do!
So!  Without further adieu, here is the last painting that I had complete for my AP Studio class.
I haven't touched oil paints since.. as much as it pains me to admit.  I really miss the medium and hope that some day I'll have time for them. 
This last piece really shows how much progress I made throughout my senior year.. I never like my work, so of course I have nothing really to say about it.. but here it is.

Sadly, I don't have the painting in front of me at the moment, but I think the canvas is 20" x 24".
Oil paint on stretched canvas.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Senior Concentration: 12/12 - THE LAST PIECE!


The time spent creating this body of work went by way too quickly!
Look for a future post about the concentration as a whole!
I really want to reflect on how this process changed me as an artist, but I'm seriously pressed for time right now!

Acrylic and Oil paint on stretched canvas.
I think that this is a little bigger than 16"x20"?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Senior Concentration: 11/12

Looking back, these paintings make me really emotional... like gosh.
Not that they're that good, I just miss all of the time I spent painting.
I miss the people I sat with, my teacher, my high school.. just everything..
I'm only a freshman in college, so who knows how I'm going to react when I'm older!

Acrylic and oil paint on stretched canvas.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Senior Concentration: 10/12

These final pieces have become some of my favorites.. 
From start to finish, I definitely can admit that I improved.
Sadly, I haven't been able to paint for a few months now.. and I have no idea when I'll be able to get back to doing what I love.

Acrylic and oil paint on stretched canvas.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Senior Concentration: 9/12

Definitely one of my favorite pieces (oh my gosh, I sort of like something that I made??).
Still sort of bothered by some aspects, but I think that if I tried to fix parts, I would end up making this piece worse!

Acrylic and oil paint on stretched canvas.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Senior Concentration: 8/12

Yet another piece that I'm not a fan of.. 
I think during this process I hit a rough couple of weeks where my inspiration was low and I wasn't too motivated to work.
I may work back into this one eventually, but for now it will be left alone.

Acrylic and oil paint on stretched canvas.