Monday, June 2, 2014

Mixed Media

Before this project I had never really done anything like it. Mixed media is such a different concept for me and it was kind of difficult for me to see the things that I should or shouldn't include in the piece. For this piece the theme was to do something of fear, fantasy, or amusement and I chose fear and fantasy. I used a nightmare that I used to have when I was a little kid as inspiration. Where as my piece looks nothing like the dream I remember it has some of the similar concepts. The dream was of a dead forest with a bloody man standing in the middle where as in this piece there are different kinds of trees and instead of the bloody man there is a bloody doll, I chose a doll because dolls are also very creepy and it's a sort of fantasy for the doll to come to life and bleed. From this project I learned about the beauty that artwork can hold when incorporating different elements from looking around at other classmates. My initial idea didn't really plan out as I intended it to, so I think I could have worked a little harder on creating the trees and bring the doll more to life. I think I totally could have done better with the whole composition, but it turned out not too bad. Well in my opinion. 

Sticky Situation

When I knew that the topic for this project was a sticky situation I knew that a lot of people were going to do kind of like the same original things, so I wanted to do something a bit different. I got the idea to do toxic waste but I wasn't sure how that was going to turn out so I debated on that idea for a while, but the more I thought about it the more I liked it. I felt like it was a perfect situation because not only was it a sticky situation literally, it was also a sticky situation for our entire world. Before this project I had not had much experience with painting on canvas other than an Art 1 painting, which I did horrible on. I started this painting with not much of an idea on how i was going to put it all together. I used a bit of texture on the dirt or mud and the sewage waste. Although I know that the whole composition of the work is tilted to the right I feel like the highlights of the water and on the cans somehow wrap it up really well. Throughout this project I found paint to be fun and also found that adding the highlights wasn't as complicated as I thought it would be originally. I really enjoyed this project because it took me out of my comfort zone and let me explore new techniques and styles that I wasn't necessarily good at before Art 2. I'm really proud on how it all turned out to look and also really liked working with acrylic paint.