Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Concentration piece 11

I used the medium of oil paint to create this painting. The painting is of a street scene outside a cafe in Paris. I found this picture online, but changed it to make it my own. I used a palette knife to apply the paint on the canvas. This painting has an impressionistic quality. I used low intensity colors in the backgrounds in order to make the foreground seem more important. Because the plants on the right side have high intensity, I added green to the left side of the painting to create balance. The different values and intensity of colors of the buildings give the painting depth. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Concentration piece 10

My painting is of a street scene in Paris. There are many smart cars in Paris, so I decided to make one the focal point of my painting. The medium used to create this work is oil paint. I used repetition in shapes and vertical and horizontal lines in order to create visual interest and a sense of stability. I simplified the buildings in the background and made them less important, focusing on the car in the front. I used many cool colors in the painting in order to give viewers a calm feeling. I used bolder, more intense colors in the smart car to make the center of interest more exciting. I used a palette knife to apply the paint to the canvas, giving the painting texture and more excitement.