Thursday, January 28, 2016

Most memorable experiences

   One height for me was doing the still life project. I had a lot of fun messing with my drawing and changing it up. Giving us a vast choice of materials was also a great idea and made that project truly unique. I also liked or hanging paper sculptures because it gave a chance to be creative and add design's as we pleased. I also enjoyed when we merged our work together with a group to hang them up. Combining our sculptures was a cool creative process that I enjoyed.

Project that I am the most proud of

   I am the most proud of my still life portrait because I really like the way it turned out. I loved how the carton looked with all the shading and I enjoyed working on the project in general. I learned a lot about shading while working on this project wich will help me on future projects. The end result of my work for the still life project impressed me and I think it was about on par with most of my peers work.

Winslow Homer Comparison: Sense of Place

    In Homers painting Blue Boat, he gives a clear sense of place by showing the scenery that surrounds their location. He shows us the trees in the back round and he shows us the sky to make the idea of this place seem real even though his painting style is not realistic. When looking at his painting the senery draws you in and even though it is not the main focus of the painting. By the time your eyes comprehend the two people in the canoe you have already taken the painting in and have found admiration for this place that Homer created with only paint strokes.

My place is my boat on the ocean because I enjoy the freedom it provides. In my tunnel book I show this by having myself in the center of the frame sitting on the edge of my boat. This shows that I belong here and that I have an appreciation of the ocean. The rock in the for ground also eludes to the fact that I like to spend time of land and on the ocean.

I could have  included more going on in the water to indicate that I am part of the oceans ecosystem and that I enjoy everything that the ocean has to offer. If the rock in the for ground was a bit shorter more attention may have gone to me on the water wich was meant to be the main idea of my project.

Blue Boat 1892 by Winslow Homer        

                           My Personal Space Box

Personal Space Box

Purpose:The purpose of this project was to look closely at the work of Winslow Homer so that I could better understand who he is as an artist as well as learn how to describe, interpret, and evaluate works of art. In response to looking at Homer’s work, I created a relief sculpture that is inspired by his work and concepts.

My place is on the ocean near the beach because I enjoy boating and I like using my boat near the coast so that can give friends and family rides. I enjoy the ocean because it gives you freedom.

My father made me a boat when I was younger. Boating is a fun way for me to pass time and many people enjoy doing it. The ocean is a vast place and I love the freedom of being able to explore it.

Value Self Portrait.


  • To determine where values change when light moves over an uneven surface by using a range of values to paint the different values in a realistic, monochromatic self-portrait;

  • To use your knowledge of color to choose a color that matches the mood of your pose.
  • To effectively communicate an image that looks like you through careful examination of the values and structure of your face.

Artists studied: Tun Ping Wang, Pope, Erik Hougen.

Portrait refection: I would say that my portrait is more abstract than many of my peers. The lines and the way it was painted make it look less realistic. I also had some coloring issue's. If you look at my painting as abstract work though it is unique and has something to offer even when compared to my peers.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Blue Boat painting

To become familiar with Winslow Homer, a Maine artist;
To look at Homer’s work as a way to inform and inspire my own work;

Title: Blue Boat
Medium:  Watercolor
Year of creation: 1892
Describe as much as you can about the artwork. Seems to be two people going down a small river in a blue canoe. there is fields and woods on both sides of them. and the horizon line is set a little more than half way up the page. it seems to be mid afternoon with some cloudy cover.
Point of interest/CompositionThe two people in the blue canoe going down the river, seemed to have more detail than the middle ground. Is located on a river in the woods. but they have come to a clearing

Balance - It’s pretty symmetrical. There is Fields and trees on both sides with people and a canoe in the middle

Depth/Perspective- The foreground is the Two people in the boat on the river which seems set a happier mood than the rest of the painting. the middle ground is the woods and fields in the back. they do not seem to have as much detail as the foreground. the  and the horizon line is on the hill in the back, it seems to be a cloudy day which sets a bit of the mood.

Mood – There are many lowintesity greens reds and yellows in this painting which gives it mixed feelings the colors have are too bright in variety to have the painting be considered sad but the colors are low enough intensity that the painting does not stand out as overly happy either. I believe that this painting has a nostalgic feel because of two people sharing a bond and the blurred colors

Interpret - Stephen and I believe that this picture is trying to show a father and son spending some time together. Going down a river to have a picnic, or maybe they are canoeing to a campsite for the weekend. The way the son looks away for his father with his hand on his thigh may mean that he is angry at him and wants to take his son out to make up to him. This could explain the hazy colors and the overall blurred look of this painting.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Oaxa Animal Bowel

I choose the grey wolf because I liked the idea of incorporating a fur like texture into my design. I really enjoyed mixing the color because it allowed me to be creative and make an near infinite range of colorsMy color scheme had green and red as well as black and white. This scheme looks watermelon like with the added black and white on the inner face.