Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Play Paintings

Our theme this year in the studio department is "play," so I have been making several abstract and experimental oil/acrylic paintings in response to this. There have been some major failures-which I'll likely not be posting many of those on here :)- but there have been some successes as well. These paintings are all on thin, aluminum plates and are 12" by 12"

This last painting is based on a blurry picture of a patio that I took at a hostel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This aesthetic idea is something I have been experimenting with, especially as I pay attention to and seek ordinary but interesting parts of buildings and architecture.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Experimenting with Mixed Media

Here are a few more of my first experimental pieces with mixed media. I love incorporating several different mediums. It gives you a lot of creative freedom and range with colors, textures, forms etc.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Zion's National Park

My husband I went to Zion's National Park this summer in Southern Utah. It really exceeded my expectations, it was just breathtaking. I did this piece when I came back based on the mountains there, and their rich colors. I thought the best way to capture they different ranges of color and smooth textures were by using several different mediums, including watercolor, india ink, colored pencils and acrylic house paint.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My first oil painting class

Much of the work done in this class were to teach us the basic techniques, not a whole lot of artistic freedom. Here are the main paintings from that class.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Photography class

I took a half semester class on photography and really enjoyed it. It's not wonder it's the number one hobby in the world... so I've heard. Here are some of my favorites from the class.

Pre-req Class Work

Above is some work from my pre-requisite classes to the studio art program, drawing and 2-D design. Not my favorite classes, but these helped me get into the program, so I guess I can't complain too much. I do especially like the collaged portrait of the young girl, based on a picture I took in Kenya. It is 22" by 30" and is 100% collaged papers.

And here are a few pieces from my figure drawing class.We worked mainly with charcoal, but sometimes with india ink. The bottom two were transfer drawings, which was kind of a fun experiment.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The early stuff

Here are a few pictures of some of the first art I created when I got to BYU. For the first year and a half of college, I really didn't know what it was I wanted to pursue. This is all art I made in 2009, before I was accepted into the program. It's always nice to see how your works changed and developed.

Here it goes

Well, this is my very first post in my very first blog. I am not savvy on computers, and am quite awful with grammar. I apologize in advance. But I wanted to create a blog that I could post my work on, as well as keep a diary of other art and artful things I come across. If your an artist, you know, you're toast without inspiration. I am hoping this will serve as a sort of journal for me in that regard. My Pinterest account is overflowing with chaotic, unorganized artwork- I knew there had to be a better way. I am so looking forward to share some of my art that I have been working on, and will continue to work on for the next 75 years...I love and respect my body and therefore have high expectations :)

Welcome world to my blog.