Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Art Journal

My topic that I randomly picked were Hope and Your favorite holiday. I decided to do my favorite holiday only because, I'm not to sure what could make for Hope. These layers consists of tissue paper, newspaper, acrylic paint, oil pastel, and water color. On the left are representing the presents under the tree, and obviously the Christmas tree is on the right side.

Artist develop Art making skills
Did you learn new techniques or processes as part of the work for this project?
Did you gain skill with familiar materials?
Yes I learned how to use tissue paper in this way. Such as how to make it stick to the paper, etc. Learned that art can be made with different materials in layers. Lots of layers!!! I think I gained more skill with acrylic paint because, I never used paint that much. However this time I think I nailed it!!!!

Artists communicate through their work
What is the artwork intended to say?
What issues are you examining through your artwork?
How is this art work about who you are or what you like?
My artwork is intended to say that Christmas is my favorite holiday and time of year. And I'm pretty sure it's with a lot of people as well. Some issues I'm just now noticing is that I was going to make ribbons on the presents but I guess I forgot. Making mistakes is the only way to succeed in the future. This artwork is what I like (reasons have already stated in the post).

Monday, June 2, 2014

Land art

Land Art Series 
Artists Create Original Art 
How do you use your own unique ideas in your work? 
Did you use a source for inspiration, then combine it with your own ideas to make it original?

A good example of this would be the hangman piece and the crab. Before class that day me and my friend were playing hangman at the end of class. During class I decided to be a hangman board/set out of leaves, I  wasn't sure if it would look good or not. I think it turned out pretty well. 

My other piece (crab) was inspired by someone talking about Mr.Krabs in spongebob. Then I decided to make a crab out those leaves as well. My land art isn't probably as good as anyone else's. However I am a very busy person when I'm not in art class. 

Artist Reflec 
When did you take a step back and analyze your work during this project? 
Did you consider your ideas before you tried them? 
I took a step back when I was in the process of making other pieces. But then I thought they wouldn't be fun to look at or observe. It wasn't original it was really plain and basic. 
These are the bad ones:  
  Yeah that was terrible.
No, I did not consider my ideas before I tried them. As you can see I sort of rushed through them, I didn't my time. If I could do it again, I most definitely would've. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Relief Piece/ Sculpture Project

A caterpillar turning into a butterfly

Artists Takes Risks 

Yes, I used strings of yarn for my relief piece. And if you don't know what relief is, it is a flat background with bumps on it. The bumps are there to stick out. The color of it is used from oil pastel.

Artist Develop Art Making Skills

I learned how to shape yarn into familiar objects such as the butterfly, caterpillar, etc. And I used oil pastel for the first time. And I go to say that its is very easy to use. I feel like I gained more skill with oil pastel than the yarn because, my yarn is a little messy.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Shibori art post

The pieces of Shibori art i'm about to show you is by an artist named Michael Smith. Michael Smith is a Shibori artist who makes fashion designs and patterns. Michael Smith is from Washington D.C and his birthday is September 30.

Here are some of pieces
  Shibori Detail 

I think the type of style he uses in his dyes is Suji dye. I can tell by how the patterns are arranged and sorta all over the place. His artwork is more gallery design. Just imagine a bunch of these in a gallery than a retail. I picked Michael smith because, his work caught my attention more than the other artists work. What attracted me to the work is the difference in the colors in some sections.

Monday, May 5, 2014


My perspective project has a picture of the Greensboro Aquatic Center. This piece is a two point perspective because, it's on the horizon. This is what fuels me.
Why this?
As you probably know I'm a swimmer. Only five people in my family swim including me, I have watched the ACC championship meet here to watch my cousin swim, and most of my swim meets takes place in this center. My cousin has qualified for the 2016 Olympic trials.

Artist Communicate Through their work
1) The is artwork is intended to say that this is what my life is and where it happens
2) The issues that I see in this artwork is the lack of detail within the drawing of the Greensboro Aquatic Center
3) This artwork tells you that I am a swimmer and I love to swim most of my time

Artists take risks
1) I tried something I wasn't too sure of, which was making the road sloppy, the center not white, etc.
2) I didn't try anything new, once again I am more comfortable with color pencils than any other materials

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Art History Project

The piece my group did is called the "Breakfast Scene". This painting is about one women and three men having breakfast. The thing is that they are all drunk. It was created during the Baroque movement; during this time period everything was very artistic such as music, plays, painting, etc.

What each person did: 
Johanna: Filled in the form with the information about this piece.
Kaitlin & Callie: Worked on the powerpoint together
Kyle (Me) : sketched out the background for the video
All of us painted the back ground

If I were to do this project again, I would... 

  • Make the background better 
  • Help with everything else 
  • Spend more on planning this. 
  • Give more detail on the sketches 
  • Get bigger cardboard