Thursday, November 11, 2010

Black on Black Reflection

I really did not like using the pallet knife to be honest. It was not something that I enjoyed to use because I have not used oil paints many times to get used to the way oil paint lays, but it was a different experience that I would like to try again at some other point. What surprised me was how trying it was to keep the colors from mixing or getting the details I could add correct. It frustrated me that the picture had so little detail compared to my others, but it was a stimulating experience, because it was so totally different from the art I have previously done. To overcome this frustration, I switched my perspective of what I was actually doing, and instead of saying I was using less details, I was trying a different point of view. I learned that switching one's point of view could really help with overcoming the frustration of doing something that you wouldn't normally want to do under any circumstances.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Silence in Motion

This would describe silence in motion in a way that people would not really see, but is also very obvious. While doing the hand stands, we were both very quiet, but the scenery was as well. There weren't any pops of color in the scenery besides Melissa and I. We were in motion while the scenery stayed the same.
Another point would be the stances in the hand stands. I was still and motionless at the climax of the position, while Melissa was already moving on her way back down to land on her feet. It isn't extremely noticeable, but Melissa(in the shorts)'s right leg is lower than the other, which would show movement within the silence.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

For my water reflections oil pastel, I placed my flower ring in the glass. There aren't many things that I could really think of to place in the water, but the ring seemed to fit the idea pretty well. It was unique and original, as well as colorful and a bit silly(who would think of putting a really big flower as a ring?). I thought it kind of described me and how I'm unique in my own way(if you notice on the final picture up above my explanation, some of the little crystal-like pieces in the center are missing) and like to have fun with color.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I'm obsessed with a few things actually. One is taking pictures in mirrors. I love the way that the smudges or perfume sprays show up really bold in the pictures and make it look cool. I'm also obsessed with volleyball. It's so much fun and I really enjoy it. Colors are beautiful things that make everything so lively. And music is amazing....enough said.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I like to spend time doing many things or being with a lot of people. I enjoy spending time with friends because I have so much fun with them and we have a lot of good times together. I also love to spend time at the beach. I love the ocean, and the sounds the waves make. It's so relaxing there. Spending time with family means a lot to me, because they love me and care about me, and love to be with me. And lastly, I love playing volleyball and spending my time playing and practicing it. It makes me happy to be playing a sport, especially volleyball.

Friday, October 1, 2010

These are some of the works that I did over the summer in the art class with Mr. Sebastian. We focused on using a lot of color(if that wasn't already a tad obvious) and instead of making it realistic, making it ours. My absolute favorite is the tea pot with the two green apples in front of it. I went completely out of my comfort zone to use that much color, and I am rather proud of the outcome. The black shoe and colorful ground was for showing the colorful reflections in the shine of the shoe. The tea cup was just for showing the color in the reflections of light. The eye was my practice for the self portrait(not shown) we did at the end of the week.

Friday, September 17, 2010

What Brings Me Joy?

My dog, Bruno brings me joy. We have had many fun times together playing in the yard, running around the house, playing ball, and so much more. He makes me laugh and he makes me happy too. That's why Bruno is my reason for joy.