Thursday, January 26, 2012

Concentration piece 9

My painting is of a beach that I traveled to France this summer. I got this photo offline, but I changed it. The medium I used to create this work is oil paint. For the first time, I used a palette knife to to distribute the paint on the canvas. This painting is impressionistic. The cabanas are bold, geometric shapes, making the painting more interesting. I used low intensity colors in the sky and sand. I used high intensity colors in the cabanas, making them stand out and being the most important part of the painting to viewers. Because this picture was taken during the middle of the day, the cabanas and umbrellas are casting shadows. There is contrast between the low intensity colors in the background and the high intensity colors of the cabanas in the foreground. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Concentration piece 8

My painting is of a room in the chateau in which I stayed this summer when I traveled to France. This was a small room off of the breakfast room that overlooked the fields and scenery behind the house. The medium used to create this work is oil paint. Cool colors that have low intensity (in shades of green) are used in this painting in order to create a calm feeling in the room. I used repetition in shapes and vertical and horizontal lines in order to create visual interest and a sense of stability. The color variation in the flowers draws the viewers eye into vase of flowers, making it the focal point of the painting.

Watercolor Painting Demonstration Video

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Concentration piece 7

I used the medium of oil paint to create this painting. The painting is of the breakfast room at the chateau where I stayed this summer while in France. The shadows on the table create high contrast between darks and lights in the painting. The focal point of the painting is the chairs and scene outside. Emphasis is put on the scene outside of the doors. The less intense colors in room draw the viewers' eyes to the more vibrant, intense colors of the scene outside. The repeated diagonal lines of the table and chairs create movement and drama in the painting.