Thursday, December 20, 2012

My artist: Mark Rothko

Hello, My name Is Mark Rothko. In my amazing art I am trying to give the viewer a spoon of emotions. My goal is to make the viewer cry and have sad emotions. My art has a lot of color, all of which are layered. I like to use darker colors which help give that negative sad emotion. If I were to use bright colors it would make the viewer happy. I am not that into conveying an actual image, like a tree. But I am into conveying something very simple, almost too simple. Boring dark colored squares vibrating against each other under multiple sheets of color. Almost as if you are looking through something to barely see it. I like to use very thin oil paints, they are easy to see through. When i do a painting I draw an original shape then layer it with different colors, I keep layering until I can barely make out the shape.
Here are some of my best, the emotions they carry are tremendous. The dark colors make me cries my eyes out. The shapes vibrate against each other.

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Key to Success: Painting in the Hills

1. My work shows an understanding of the mark making as I tried to show individual distinct brush strokes. I mainly did this by holding the brush at the end of the brush, allowing me to paint more freely. I used the color professionally by always mixing colors, never using a color right out of the can.

2. I learned that a good brush is crucial. When a brush is old and used the strokes aren't as clear. Also in this project, is is very important to be in a relaxed mindset. If I am trying to make everything perfect then it doesn't work. I need to let my hand flow and not think. Let the brush do the work.

3. My final canvas is rather good. The canvas has a variety of colors and all are somehow related, it is not at all random. I also made it more unified by eliminating all white blank boring little holes in my painting. This really pulled the painting together, giving it more VISUAL BALANCE. Also I made sure I didn't have just all light colors, I made sure the colors were on all sides of the spectrum, dark and light.

4. I feel pretty comfortable painting, I just need to make sure I have a plan in mind with clear steps. Otherwise it goes off track and I do before I think (example- my house and church). I have to control the medium well (acrylic paint). I know not to get it on clothes and that it mixes well. However, like all paint it dries quickly when exposed to air. I wish I could use acrylic paint in a more watery solution. I feel it would be more loose and I would work better with it. I think the medium is too thick and not as liquidy as I would have liked. I know I could have made it thicker but it could have came in a little smoother state. The medium limits me to flowing as well. I personally feel it is sticky in the sense that it doesn't smoothy roll of the brush. It is stuck to the brush and requires force to assemble it to the canvas surface.

Original Painting:

Friday, October 12, 2012

Learning to See Project, Final Post

The large picture above is my final product. I tried to convey the architecture and nature's differences by shading them differently. I drew the tress in a dark, jaggedly manner as the architecture is less dark, smooth and soothing. I thought I did a pretty good good of varying their different shades. The trees are significantly darker.
The pictures above are the process:
One day I was just drawing hoping I would find something interesting i would want my final product to be and as I was drawing the picture in the middle right I noticed I was actually good. I became passionate in the architecture and trees and wanted to explore it more.   I then started to practice LINE inside the tress, not only the outline. Then I decided I wanted to trees and building to be different and thats how they got their differences.

1. At first it was hard for me to explore line, i was just drawing the outlines and then I caught on and started to draw contour lines. I experimented with different patterns of line in the contour and finally I found some I like and that is what is in my final product.
2. Positive and negative space was easy to do in my first silhouette, as seen in the first picture. There are some experimental contour lines but my original idea was just the silhouette. Negative and positive spaces can also be seen in my final product in the trees as you can see through some of the contour lines.
3. I mastered craft in my silhouette fairly well. I started to focus a lot on just my one line. Each and every line had meaning which brought good products.

personal expression questions
1. I found my pencil very comfortable during this assessment. I didn't like the ink because it didn't resemble my hand and my ideas I wanted to be depicted. I also liked the free hand motions, not the rigid unfree lines. My contour lines were very free and it made my trees look more natural.
2. I represented them very freely as I did above. My bad habit is to try to make all my shapes perfect and it makes it look unnatural and weird. My goal is to make my lines and shapes free and natural. I try to put my emotions into my work.
3. My strengths are experimenting with nature and finding something i like to draw. During this project, I discovered i like to draw building and I made my project around them. I found my strengths are geometric lines.

overall, I liked this project for I found many of my new strengths.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Second Intern Post

This is my sketch of geometric architecture and nature. Going forward, I am going to print a picture of the actual view I had when I drew This and separate nature and architecture.  I will do that by painting one of them black by generating negative and positive space. I think when its done it will look very good, and the separation of nature and architecture will be astonishing and hopefully easily noticeable.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Personal Reflection

This is by far my best piece in this project. I have put together all my good parts of other works and put it into one. The trees are in a random order which is something I struggled with a bit earlier. They arent completely separated, they are touching. I feel this really made the piece, it makes it look more natural and out-going. Also to complement that, I had some trees only have parts on the page which is realistic.
going forward, I hope to to maintain my good aspects and build upon them making it even better.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Week one drawings

In the first week, we mainly focused on 2d drawing which was very able for me. I was able to do one dimensional drawings fairly easily. However, that wasn't the goal of week one. Mr. O helped me establish the skill of drawing 2d. AFter some practice I was able to do a decent job as you can see the paint can in the top picture. That was my best 2d drawing, done it ink. I could improve on line quality a lot, giving each line a different shade and size. I have a tendency to always press hard producing a dark line. Doing that, i cant show the lightening of my object.
     My second drawing I drew two peppers in ink. The 2d part of it wasn't that great but the lines were good and thoughtfull. I put a lot of work into each line which was hard for me. Usually I rush through each line. I enjoy drawing vegetables because of their interior and exterior contour lines. I do find it hard to spend a lot of time on one pepper because the pepper was relatively smooth.
     Overall, i enjoyed drawing these objects in ink. It gave me the opportunity to work with different materials and expand my art abilities.