Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Art 3 Final Question

This was definitely my best, and most favorite piece I have done in art 3.  This piece started as the contemporary concept "Answering Essential Questions" with my questioning being what is considered plagiarism.  This concept really made me think and look at other famous artists works and discover their techniques of painting, and how I could use their technique or the look of their painting and change it into my own unique work.  I decided to use Van Gogh's Starry Night and the look but instead paint Downtown Apex.  This really challenged me because I quickly discovered how long and tedious it is to paint in Van Gogh's style.  So this project took way longer than it should and ran into the next project which it also ironically fit, Juxtaposition; which is basically artist steal.  When I finally finished the project I learned the value of patience and using small brushes with a different style of painting then I was used to. In the end I definitely think this project was worth all my time and one of my favorite.  

Another project that really influenced me was the nontraditional materials project.  At first this project started off traditional because I wanted to use oil pastels on paper, but then I decided to try oil pastel on canvas.  That didn't go so well because it wasn't blending right on the canvas so I started using baby oil to help smooth out the oil pastel which worked really well.  But I came across a huge setback when the oil never dried on the canvas leaving it very wet and very erasable.  After many trial and errors I discovered by rubbing baby powder on top of the oil and pastel it would stick and become dry.  This project really taught me the value of experimenting with new things and that just because one idea doesn't work doesn't mean there isn't a solution out there even if it means smelling like babies all day.  

Monday, December 14, 2015

Print Project

This project was a combination of the print project and the art museum project.  I took this off of the abstract pieces in the art museum and showed them through printing.  The first picture isn't off a specific piece, it was just inspired through abstract.  The second picture is based off the painting in the museum that looked like a map. So I made a print that looked like streets.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Trip to the art museum

Art 3 adventured out to the art museum to get inspired for our next project, here Zoe and I were forced to take a picture to the most expensive piece in the collection.

 First the one i hated the most, I did not understand this piece at all and am pretty confident that I could make the exact same piece.  I don't think that this shows talent in an individual.

Next my favorite one.  I thought this one was cool because it was a layering of maps and words of a city.  I thought it was interesting because it's ordered chaos.  It looks chaotic with no matter but when you get closer you realize its several maps layered on top of each other and it's an ordered layout of cities towns and streets.

 Finally I don't know if this really qualifies as looking at it twice to understand it but when I first saw it I kinda just glanced at it and wasn't really looking and at first I thought it was a smaller statue of the winged victory in the Louve in Paris. But when I looked at it again I noticed it was completely different.  But I still like the idea that it's kinda based off it in look.

Final non-traditional art

And here we see the ever stylish Fred the Ford modeling the finished non traditional art project.  I thought it would be really cool to put the huge air freshener in the car like it was a normal one you would get at the store.  Oh and go cocks 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Non Traditional Art Material

For this project I decided to make a big car freshener that you could hang like over a building instead of in a car.  I haven't finished the project but I used cardboard and paper to make the tree itself.  Using the paper and glue I covered the cardboard which was very messy.  I then used spray paint to color the tree red.  Then creating stencils I used glitter to make the writing for the tree which was even more messy.  My next steps for this project is to use yarn or some sort of rope and hang it in the courtyard.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Post Modern Principle

Carrying on from the last project of essential question I finally finished my painting of downtown Apex. It just worked out that it fit the next project of Post Modern Principle as Artist Steal.  I stole the painting technique of Van Gogh's Starry Night but instead painted downtown Apex. It only took a little over a month but in the end I'm so happy with how this turned out in the end.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The best art supply store doesn't sell art supplies

Sometimes the most creative and coolest pieces of art, are made of stuff other then paint and other conventional art materials.  Don't get me wrong I love using paint as much as the next art student, but sometimes it's fun to break out of the normal art supplies and create art with other items that other people haven't experimented with yet.  Yes using unconventional art materials can be risky and could result in disaster, but why be safe with charcoal or paint, when you can have way more fun outside the art supplies box.

For example 2 of my projects in art 2 didn't use art supplies.  The first one was a portrait of Sands made entirely out of red solo cups.  The other one was a zonkey made with concrete, sticks, and cardboard.

 Why have a boring dinosaur when you can make one out of balloons?

Or Mona Lisa out of peanut butter and jelly?

Maybe Ice Cube made out of Ice Cubes?

All in all I think its better to take risks and be creative with unconventional art supplies rather than being a boring art student stuck using paint and other fine art supplies.