Thursday, October 24, 2013


For my "Sticky Situation" project I tried to think of many different things that could be thought of as sticky, one of the first ideas I came up with was to paint the earth and have buildings sticking out of it hence the sticky situation,  then I found a picture that I took of some snails on a sea wall, I really wanted to do this since it was more personal,  I took the picture and now I get to paint it. The first idea I had was the buildings "stuck" in the earth I thought    this was different and showed a new perspective on the earth.  To incorporate the repetition I painted eight snails a few with the same colors o give it the pattern.  I chose acrylic because you can layer it more than water colors and I like the way thick layers look on the canvas.  One problem I did run into  was I couldn't get the shadows dark enough since I watered down the black paint,  but in the end it worked out. The mini lessons helped me find the right media,  and helped me discover that I'm not very good with water colors. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


For this project I looked on pinterest to get some ideas when I saw a picture of a white cat with blue eyes,  I thought this would be perfect for this project.  To demonstrate emphasis on the cat I used some dark blue, light blue, white,  light green,  and even purple. This really brought emphasis to the cats eyes. I chose to used pastel pencils for this project since the pencil had more control over it.  I also love the way the pastels would blend with each other.  This really helped my peice because I was able to add colors that I wouldn't normally put in to add depth to the cat's face. For me a risk I took was using purple on the WHITE cat! This scared me since I tend to stay away from darker colors,  but in the end it turned out really well. I felt that my project had a very good technique,  especially with the cat's fur since this took so long.