This artwork is titled Dripping Giraffe. The reason that I created this is to work with color. I wanted to see how well I could mix colors. I used cool colors on the left and they mixed with the warm colors on the right. I also thought that it needed something in the background, so I thought of a dripping image. I made two dripping images, one with colored pencils and one with paint. I asked Molly, Sydney, and Megan on which one I should use. They all agreed on the paint because it looks more realistic and waxy. The way I made this artwork was pretty fun. First I started out with drawing a giraffe. Then I had to use the colored pencils to mix the colors. Then I cut the giraffe out and stuck it on the paper with the painting. The reason I took risks in this artwork was because I had to mix the colors and it was not easy and it was hard putting a color in the right place. I was just experimenting with color.
This a piece that I call Spots. It is a picture I did with my friend Megan. One hand print is hers and one is mine. I used bright neon colors. I also used spots or circles in this picture. I got this idea from a optical illusion I saw. We tried not to put the same color and shape next to eachother. We did have some problems sometimes but we did find a way to make it work.
I am currently working on a piece called "Watermelon" and I use the Art Studio Habit number 3, " I communicate through my work." I used this habit to say that watermelon is amazing and to make people think about food. This piece shows that I like watermelon and that I was hungry at the time. The Art Elements I used was value because the watermelon are darker and the background is light red and the sides of the watermelon are darker than the inside. I also used space becasue some pieces are closer and some are further. I used more elements of art but don't need to explain them. This is my first piece.
The artist that inspires me is William Keith. The reason he inspires me is because of his paintings. They are beautiful nature paintings of sunsets, waterfalls, rivers and forests. I love nature and that is why William Keith inspires me. He uses oil pastels to created his art. The main elements of art he uses is color, shape, texture and shade. These are the reasons why William Keith inspires me.