This is an abstract/ dot painting. In this painting I worked on blending a large variety of colors to the point where they blend together smoothly but do not mix to create Browns and grays. I used the elements of color and line as well as th principles of pattern and movement. I chose to create this painting because I wanted to create something abstract and colorful. I started off with the background, blending all the colors but in a pattern of warm and cool colors to suggest night and day. The white dot designs are shaped like trees reaching towards the center of "the sky", they also become part of the night/ day swirl.
This is an acrylic landscape painting. For this painting I worked on blending colors in layers to create bold colors that still have depth and form. For this painting I used the elements of color and space as well as the principles of movement and proportion. I chose to paint this landscape because I think that Venice is very pretty, I used a Venice like channel with buildings and used lots of bold and bright colors to give the painting a more upbeat, exciting, and happy mood.
(April 1st) This is an acrylic portrait. I learned how to layer and create using acrylic paint. This was something that was difficult for me but I think next time I will be better at it. One element that I worked really hard on was creating form and making a realistic looking face. I wish I would have had more time to work on smoothing the highlights and shadows on the face but I needed to move on. Overall I think that the color and layering created a semi realistic face.
( March 15th) This is a watercolor micro landscape featuring a old sunflower which is beginning to brown and droop a little. One skill that I refined during this painting process was how to create real looking highlights and layer the colors. I used these skills to create a shape and give it form as well as create depth between different sections of the sunflower as well as between the sunflower and the background. The use of the colors and details creates a focus on the sunflower, especially the center of the sunflower.
(February 28th) This is a perspective drawing of the church on the Gonzaga University Campus. The medium is pencil. One skill that I practiced during this drawing is two point perspective. I also practiced shading with a pencil. I worked on creating form and depth and in addition created balance by centering the church. I think that the simplicity of the pencil and the sharp perspective gives the church a semi dramatic, confident and structured appearance which highlights its beauty.
This project is composed of a watercolor "moon" painted using primarily cool colors as well as a sea turtle composed entirely of geometric shapes. The turtle was filled in using straight lines. One skill I worked on was creating value with lines and doing so with a calligraphy pen. I used this skill to give the turtle shape and 3D form