Friday, January 23, 2015
Looking back on this semester a very fond memory I have is from the beginning of the year. I didn't know what to expect in this class, but I remember one of the first days we started drawing these patterns and thats when I gained a good attitude about this class and started looking forward to the rest of the year. Another fond memory i have goes back to the self portrait unit. I just remember how fun that was and how it really gave me an interesting view on art. I would defiantly recommend taking this class, not only because you have to in order to take other art classed, but because you learn a lot.
Taking Art Fundamentals this semester has really given me a great overview of the art world. Before taking this class I did not know a whole lot about art. After a couple of months in this class I learned more about art then I ever knew. I always thought that art was just drawing and painting pictures. Now that I have taken this class I understand a lot of the technical aspects of art. My art skills have also improved a lot. At the beginning of the year I was bad at a lot of this stuff but as the year went on I improved.
The photography unit was my favorite of all. It was interesting, and gave me a real hands on experience. I have always loved taking pictures, and this unit gave me a chance to take a lot of unique photographs. I learned a lot in this unit that I will be sure to use in the future.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Artist Studied: Winslow Homer
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.
1. My place is Marblehead,MA.
2. Marblehead has always been a very important place to me. It is where I am originally from, and I have a lot of great memories from that town, and love visiting. I decided to include waves as an object because Marblehead is known for it's harbor. So I felt that was an appropriate object to use..
Thursday, January 15, 2015
- To create a still-life drawing that demonstrates understanding of angles & ellipses in perspective, along with using a variety of mark-making techniques to describe form;
- To understand value by creating a good range of values between black & white to help make the objects appear 3D;
- To demonstrate quality craftsmanship and good composition skills in a drawing.
1. Artists studied: Henry Moore, John Whalley, Giorgio Morandi & Vincent van Gogh
2. I used Vincent Van Gogh's technique. I liked the way he shaded. Also I think he did a very good job dividing the black and white. After looking at his work I knew that that was the technique that I wanted to follow in my drawing. He also did a good job with positive and negative space.
3. One thing I definitely notice in my first draft is that it is a lot smaller than my final draft. Second of all I did a much better job using positive and negative space in my final drawing. Lastly I would say that my final drawing is a lot more accurate.
Monday, January 12, 2015
This painting shows a group of geese frolicking around. It appears to be close to sunset. The whole picture is filled with brown.
The first thing that attracts my eye is the geese flying over the horizon. I think he did a very good job showing a nice view.
This painting is asymmetrical.
There is a horizon line in this painting. It is above the hills where the sky peaks.
Wild geese in flight has a very relaxing mood. Winslow Homer seems to be showing that as a theme.
I think that Winslow is trying to show a Maine theme is this painting. The geese spread out in the grass with a horizon in the background really paints a perfect Maine picture.