Monday, December 28, 2009


Here the artists appear with their final projects. The sun shone on a few early in the critique. Thanks for all your hard work.

Friday, December 18, 2009

More Triptychs

Steffanie has nearly completed her ambitious project - if you click on the thumbnail you'll see a larger image which shows all the small details -
Justine'a graceful portrait in her prom gown -
Above is Ashley's finished project. Below I forgot to get a photograph of the third panel after Samantha finished it (missing the curly background). Sam's mother as a baby, Sam in the middle and her Grandmother on the right.
Anna reworked some of the areas in her self-portrait. You can compare it to the earlier version just below.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Final project - part 1

Most of the self-portraits are done! As usual, I tried to leave everyone a lot of leeway and wiggleroom. I think the results show just how individual our voices really are. Compare the many ways in which everyone expressed themselves. Remember to click on the thumbnails to enlarge them.

Below is Anna's pencil drawing with her wall of important things and a clean sink in the artroom!
Above, Ashley Gibiser used a playful technique to capture herself. Below, Kelsie used collage work to tell about herself - and kept herself partially hidden.
Below, Jon found some stark lighting for his face and kept his artist/maker hands even more stark.
There are three self-portraits that I will post next week - and the week after, I will reveal the artists' photographs!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Final project - part 2

Above, Nichole had some fun with color and fashion - and logged many hours on this project. Below, Bree used her expressive style to reveal herself.
Above, Dick used charcoal to subtly build his portrait. Below, Meggie portrayed her smiles with her message.

Final project - part 3

Above is Cheneice's joyful self portrait with a little pixie dust! Below Levi uses character's from his favorite cartoonist.
Brandy used her brightly colored pencils while making a statement about self-portraits.

Final project - part 4

Above Lindsay depict the girl and the woman that she is. (Plus her love of shoes!) Below Chris shows three stages of himself "becoming."
Below Ashley uses her light style to show her best friends and her love of reading next to her portrait.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Final project - part 5

Above Steffanie chose to use "Chuck Close" like embellishments in each part of her grid - and she decided to try three separate media - paint, oil pastels and colored pencils.
Above Nicole decided to try the famous "see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil" which is always good advice. Below, I started with a giraffe and zebra to frame my portrait, but I had to go with near mirror images to get things to hold together.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

A little catch-up!

Here is some work that has been refined and finished:
Remember to click on the images to enlarge them and to see the artists' names. Below I forgot to add Ashley Gibiser's name!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Final assignment - Project No. 9

Hopefully this assignment will challenge us all. We will try to create our best work of the semester - even though we have been doing really well already!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Perspective - project no. 8

To make the illusion of depth on a picture plane, there are many "tricks" that have been used. We concentrated on many of them excluding one and two point perspective. Here is a list: 1. Size - smaller farther away, 2. Overlapping - object appear behind, 3. Aerial - a name for clear and bright up close, faded farther away, 4. The higher the bottom, the farther away an object appears (that is reversed for the tops of objects above eye level). Remember to click on the images to enlarge them and to see the artists' names.