Thursday, June 12, 2014
Taking this class has changed the way I think about art in many ways. First I learned that there are rules that must be followed when making art and that the rules of art can “ be broken but not forgotten”. I also learned to look at art in terms of light and darkness. I have also learned to see the shadows and direction of light in my works. I have also learned to look at art and to realize how long it takes to craft a painting, for example my value self portrait took 3-4 classes to complete and in comparison with other works it is a tiny, basic portrait especially when you think of works in the Boston museum of fine arts that art as large as a table and have backgrounds every bit as intricate as the subjects in the foreground. I have also learned to recognize unconventional mediums such as paper sculptures and paper mache for how difficult and tedious they are to work.
“ Project I am most proud of”
The project we completed that I am most proud of this year is my value self portrait. I am proud of this work because in my opinion it came out very well. I am also proud of this work because the work shows great depth and light. This work impacted my learning by helping me achieve a stronger understanding of light and depth and how they are affected by shades of a certain color. This project also helped me get a feel of how it feels to work with acrylic paint and archival quality paper.I also learned how mixing paints in different proportions affect the final color of a paint.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Purpose:onto your blog:
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.
Artists Studied: Winslow Homer
Reflection: The place in my personal space box is my camp in the town of Sweden. I created this box of my camp because I spend a lot of time up to my camp. I also created this box of my camp because I spend a lot of time up to Sweden with my family and pets. I chose a sprig of a pine tree because there are a lot of pine trees up to my camp.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
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;
Which artwork are you analyzing? Insert a copy of the image below this line of type.
Title: Young ducks
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?
This painting is composed of cool colors and is depicting two men in a canoe watching a duck and its ducklings in the mid afternoon.
Point of interest/Composition – What 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.)The point of interest is the men in the canoe on a lake. the views attention is drawn to the canoe by putting it in the middle of the scene.
Balance - Is there symmetrical or asymmetrical balance? Explain...
This painting is symmetrical because there is mountains and water on rather side of the line of symmetry.
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 lake, the canoe and some of the lake is in the fore ground. the middle ground is the lake and mountains and the background is
sky behind the mountains.
Mood – What are the feelings, emotions and/or mood you get when you look at this painting?
The mood of this painting is deep and dark.
How do the colors, lines, brushstrokes, composition, subject matter contribute to the mood?
The lines and brush stricken in this peace are subtle and contribute to the peaceful mood.
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?
I think that Homer is trying to communicate the story of a days fishing or duck hunting.