Monday, April 7, 2014

Final Product Visualized

When I see my piece in my workspace it camouflages itself. Taking a step back and looking at it from further away it becomes harder to find, almost like wheres Waldo. Because it is smaller it gets swelled by everything surrounding it especially because it is surrounded by other colorful photographs. When I visualize it in the gallery it is easier to find. Being hung next to all my other pieces which go along with the same theme, it stands out more and all of them as a whole become one big piece.  I visualize this on the center of the wall where Izzy English's piece was hung.

The reality of my work in the gallery.
1. Finish as many drawings as I can.
2. Start thinking about how they can all be hanged together and or if they should be framed.
3. Should there be a bold and glamorous frame to go withe the theme or would that take away from the drawings?
4. I have 4 and a half pictures done

Sunday, April 6, 2014

April 6

Right before break I finished my best piece yet. The picture is a close up of a woman with sprinkles on her nails and lips. I loved this piece the best because I love how the detail of the eyes were so intense that it captured the audience right away. Right now I am trying to make my future draw ins as detailed and good as this one but I'm finding it hard to find photos that do just that. I just started a new piece with a woman with her hand and ring on her face. I accomplished a lot in the 2 hours I have spent working on it but am trying to make the eyes really pop like the previous picture.

Friday, March 14, 2014

End of the week Reflection: Before Spring Break

Looking Back:
This week has been so great. I have (almost) finished a drawing in about a week which is pretty fast. I think that this week I have made my best picture yet looking the most realistic. I have made the eyes realistic and the skin tone very similar to the photo I am "copying." The only thing I have left to do is add the material, sprinkles. I am 99.9% sure I want to use these colorful ball sprinkles on the nails and upper lip but I am nervous because I do not want to ruin it. I don't think I can leave for two weeks knowing that it is almost done so I will come in during my free block to finish it.

Looking Ahead:
I want to create more and more faces and materials. I am scared I won't complete as many as I wish but will try my hardest. With almost completing the current picture in one week I think that creating many more faces can be accomplished.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


This past weekend I decided to go to the MFA. I thought it would be a good place where I could get inspiriting for my final project. The first thing I saw was the gorgeous jewelry which I thought was so beautiful. I then walked throughout the european art and found myself hating the big portraits of the typical woman in a big dress holding her baby. I don't know why but I really just don't like these dark and kind of depressing pictures but it might be because they all seem to look them same with the same facial expression. I also walked by these little etches that were so teeny tiny and so detailed. When I was through with the european art I eagerly wanted to see the contemporary art section. I was immediately struck by this massive silver sculpture that was crinkled and was a rectangle. I liked this because it reminded me of the photos I reblog on my personal tumblr page. I also liked the glitz factor to it. When I saw the contemporary art section I was disappointed on how small it was but it was filled with great works of art so I suppose its alright. I did LOVE some certain pieces and even saw a work of one of the artists (Chuck Close) we had talked about which was really cool. I was happy to have seen a really interesting piece made by Jason Middlebrook who uses paint, glam, and wood into his pieces which I can relate to. I am now kind of obsessed with him and am inspired to use paint, pencil, glam and wood in my project.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Art and Fear

  • Craft is described more as objects that are used such as couches and clothes. It can be perfected unlike art. Art is something that doesn't really become perfected in a sense but still has the idea of craft incorporated in it. 
  • I as an artist I think I have many styles. I think a lot of my styles has changed over the years but I think overall my style includes many different materials. I used to mainly paint and draw designs but now I have learned how to draw faces and sometimes mix these different things into one piece. 
  • Habits are yours. Just like a habit your style is also yours.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Check in Feb 11

I have started to draw a new face. In the past I haven't focused on faces but realized how much time I like to spend on one face. After the last portrait with the CD glasses I realized that each detail is worth the time. Right now I have chosen to draw an actor from Entourage, Adrian Grenier. I have spent one class so far on it and made progress towards the end of class. It doesn't look anything like what I want it to look like in the end but I see how its already getting there.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Slideshow Feb 6th

 I love the way Yang Yongliang installs the artwork. I find this piece very cool because there are so may parts to it making one big picture. I liked it because I thought the size of the cigarette was really cool and the way it hung was very interesting. It really captured my eye when I noticed the pile of ashes were surrounded by flowers. I thought it brought a sense of innocence to a unhealthy habit. I want to try and make objects out of lots of little papers similar to his work.

I was attracted to Polly's work because of the color and design. I can relate to making drawing and paintings kind of similar to her work. I like her use of color and the evolution of shapes that she uses. My favorite thing about her work is how everything leads to one another. It is also rad how she makes artwork on the floor. Her art does a good job of making the viewer happy and bright like her art.

 I LOVE Letha Wilson's work. It is so cool how she can take the average nature picture and make it so much more than that. I really love how she incorporate certain shapes with certain photos. She has inspired me to do something like this. I also noticed her work has some illusions to it which is interesting to the viewer.

Monday, February 3, 2014

February 3rd

I love how my face with the CD glasses is turning out. Im ok with how long it has been taking because I have really noticed a difference after I spend lots of time on a certain feature. I am a little bit stuck on the hair though. I may just stick with the way it is in the photo or draw it my own way. I have asked people what I should do and I have heard both that I should draw it my own way and to keep it the same. Not very helpful. I guess I will decide tomorrow! 

Friday, January 31, 2014

Crit #1

My group today gave me some compliments and some helpful feedback.  was also given some really cool ideas for the background of my piece with a girls face. I was told by Steph that maybe I should add a background that is smaller so it looks like the girl is unclose to a camera. A suggestion to make a big piece using glass and mirrors was also an idea. I really liked looking at other peoples art work and hearing their ideas because it kind of inspired me to make some new projects. It was cool to see their thought process and give them feedback and project ideas.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Update Jan 29

I feel like this week has been productive. I started a new project because I was bored of my first piece and wanted a break. Now I am working on a drawing of a face with sunglasses made of broken CD parts. I love spending time on the detail of a shadow but it can also drive me crazy. I don't know what I want to do with the background but I don't want it to take away from the face. Sometimes I get carried away and add that extra unnecessary-ness. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

New Art

The New Art documentary really was eye opening. Each of the artists work was very inspiring and were kind of similar to one another. I noticed a lot of paint, triangles and lines. I also saw how an artist uses the installation space to make their art. The art all looked pretty tedious with a deep meaning. The pieces were all pretty abstract and that could be why it is "new art." It was amazing to see how much detail and time was put into a certain piece and cool to see all the materials used in the process. Each of the artist had interesting words to say. I was also interested in seeing what artist made what. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Imagining the 2014 studio

I have imagined my work in the studio since I first heard about it as a freshman. I imagine making a large pice that is in the center of a wall. I have wanted to make a big painting because I have been inspired by Nandini's and Isabelle English's art. I have always pictured just one big piece but am now thinking a large piece with smaller ones surrounding it. I usually like to incorporate many materials in my art but I think I would make a painting and later add mixed materials as finishing touches. I have also been writing ideas on a sticky note of art projects I have wanted to do so I think I may think about those. I am very excited but also feel a little anxious as to what I may make. I have so so so many idea that I think it will be hard to choose.

Sunday, January 12, 2014


I was really inspired by some of the pieces at the museum. I was really into the installation with the different colored plexiglass. It made me want to sit in there for hours just watching the reflections that each shape made when a certain light hit it. I would like to try and do something like this but the whole installation part could be tricky. I also liked some other pretty basic plaid paintings on the back of glass. I liked how the artist decided to use glass so when it was turned around the glass would give a shiny look over the paint.

Thursday, January 9, 2014


Keltie Ferris and Chuck Close

I really enjoyed these videos. I didn't think I would be inspired by an artist video but these proved me wrong. At first when looking at Kelties work before she was finished I was not a huge fan. As she added more paint and designs of layers I began to see a totally different painting than before. The final products turned out to be so cool that I even googled her and want to try to make work similar to hers using some of her techniques.

Chucks paintings are SO cool. I would LOVE to make something big like that painted in different sections like he did. It seems like it is so tedious and challenging but is something I also want to try to do. 

The Future

During the next month of Senior Studio I really hope to make lots of different kinds of art. Currently I am working on a piece that is taking more time than expected. Although I want to make a lot of pieces with such limited time, I do not want to rush this one because I really like it. I want to make a lot of other little canvases using different materials I wouldn't normally use.