Monday, December 12, 2016

Wayne Thiebaud Oil Pastel Statement

My goal for this piece was to create an image showing interesting pops of vibrant colors made from the lipstick and the billiard ball. I accomplished this by really focusing when I was putting together the image I was going to draw from. I was surprised with how much I'm improving with oil pastels. This assignment seemed a lot easier than the others because I'm getting used to the technique of oil pastels. My drawing is mainly about energy conveyed through color. The most difficult challenge I think was just getting started and figuring out what to draw first. I had to see the piece not as an image of lipstick and a billiard ball but a composition of color, light and shadow. Another artist in the class that I learned from was Angela Borean. I loved her use of colors, highlights and shadows and how neat and clean her entire piece came together. My drawing really works in my use of color. If i had a do over I would probably change the picture I took to begin with. I loved the one I chose but if I had the chance I might choose another composition entirely. The best thing about my work is my use of color.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Wayne Thiebaud #2 Statement

I did my studio project on the artist Wayne Thiebaud. The thing I loved most about him was his use of colors to enhance his art. He will subtly line the image with a pop of orange or blue to give the picture vibrance and energy. I especially love his aesthetic and the things he finds interesting to paint. He is a good mentor for me to follow throughout the year.