Friday, January 30, 2015

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.

  • Where is your place?  My place is in lewiston maine it’s Bates college where I had a semifinal game for state cup soccer.
  • What is your personal connection to the place you chose  to create/why is it important to you and how have you included “you” in this space?
It is very important to me because on this day I helped my team make it to the final only needing a tie or a win to make it through. I scored the 2 only goals tying game drawing the game 2-2. It means so much to me cause it was my first time making such a huge impact on a great field surrounded by a lot of people and a lot of noise that day. It’s a connection that I will never forget.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Most memorable experiences

One of my highlights would be when I finished my oaxacan bowl and it was really good to me and one of my best projects.  Second most memorable experience would be ending art fundamental it's been so long and it am so happy it's about to end.

Thinking about art

Taking this has changed the way I think about art a lot. When I was younger I thought art was simple and all about clay and art and artist would just splash thing together. But now I know that they all have color scheme in there work, so it's easy to understand the mood of the painting. Even in photography some photographers follow one so you can feel a mood even more with the colors in the paintings kinda like an extra blast of moods.

Project that I am most proud of

I am most proud of my oaxacan bowl because it's the only thing in art fundamentals I think I really did a good job on. I went very hard for good detail and to be perfect to make my fox pop out.
It really didn't have an impact on my learning I just found this project to be very cool and simple.
In this oaxacan bowl project we had to blend many colors together and couldn't use one basic color which I found to be difficult but it worked out in the end.

Graphic Designs Using color scheme

  • Gain a basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop, cs6
  • Use Photoshop to create two different, interesting designs that demonstrate clear color schemes and organic & geometric shapes.

Organic design

I used an warm color scheme for this organic design by using warm colors like orange, red, and yellow.

Geometric design 

I used the warm color scheme again because the like the way it makes you feel when you were to like at one it just feels and looks good.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Still life Drawing

  • To create a still-life drawing that demonstrates understanding of angles & ellipses in perspective, along with using a variety of mark-making techniques to describe form;
  • To understand value by creating a good range of values between black & white to help make the objects appear 3D;
  • To demonstrate quality craftsmanship and good composition skills in a drawing.
I used Vincent Van Gogh’s straight line technique in my still life because It was easier to show the shades of the objects. My still life was very simple so to used the straight lines was the best to go.

To tell objects apart in mine I used different shades like shading lightly or heavily to tell the objects  apart in my still life. I payed a lot of attention to not mixing the white and black which helped when I was using straight lines.

One thing would be that they are very different in in black and white so no need to worry about mixing. Two would with my straight lines they have changed a lot and have become more controlled than the other. Three would be with charcoal it’s a lot easier to simplify an object than using a pencil.

Four would be it’s a lot easier to shade shapes and make them better.

Artist studied:Henry Moore, John Whalley, Giorgio Morandi & Vincent van Gogh

Winslow Homer Young Ducks 1897

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

Title:Young Ducks
Medium: Watercolor

Year of creation:1897

Describe as much as you can about the artwork.  What is happening?  How many people and/or animals are in it and what are they doing?  Describe any buildings that you see.  What time of day is it?  What colors are used?
 There are two guys in a boat canoeing through a dull lake surrounded by trees which looks like early morning.
Point of interest/CompositionWhat attracts your eye first?  Where is it located? How does Homer draw your attention to this area?  (color contrasts, lines, location, changes in pattern, etc.)
What attracts my eye first would be the dullness in this painting like the color of the sky. Also the colors make it have have low intensity.

Balance - Is there symmetrical or asymmetrical balance? Explain...
It’s symmetrical there is a straight line showing where the lake meets. Also there is guy on each side then matching trees on each side it’s all symmetrical.

Depth/Perspective- Is there a horizon line?  What is in the foreground, middle ground, and background?  Is the background very deep and far away or is this painting shallow and close up? How do you know; describe it.
The horizon line is the end of the water while foreground is the boat, middle ground the two guys and the background is the woods.

Mood – What are the feelings, emotions and/or mood you get when you look at this painting?  How do the colors, lines, brushstrokes, composition, subject matter contribute to the mood?
The mood in this artwork is very dull and gives off a calm relaxed early morning vibe because of its colors like grey, blue, and green.

Interpret - Now that you have looked closely at the artwork and have read the title, describe the story of the painting. What do you think Homer was trying to communicate?

To take nature in no matter the time of day and that nature is a beautiful thing to explore.