Sunday, December 13, 2009


In my self-portrait, I wanted to portray a very interesting viewpoint and evoke an intense mood. I portrayed a unique viewpoint by including the mirror, as well as the light and background, in my drawing. I drew my face looking very serious to show emotion in my eyes. I selected the composition I did because I found it extremely interesting. Although my face is the main focal point of the drawing, there are other things going on around it that catch your attention. The lighting on my face created amazing shadows from my hair. Creating form was difficult, but overall, I acheived it by using the shapes in the shadows to create a 3D look. The background of my portrait includes straight and diagonal lines that cut across the paper. This reinforces the inspiration of my mentor, Richard Diebenkorn. The biggest risk I took in my portrait was drawing my face at an angle. It may not sound difficult, but drawing at an angle moves all features of the face into different positions.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Connie Hayes is also a major mentor for me. Her work, as well as Peggy Kroll's, is very simplistic and summarized. However, her pieces are a little more completeted than Peggy Kroll's. Viewing her work may help me to develop a slightly more itemized/completed style.

This image by Peggy Kroll is especially inspiring to me. My pieces look very similar to hers. We both use simple shapes and lines to create a summarized, as opposed to an itemized, painting.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Going Green

This painting is somewhat abstract but actually depicts a green glass bottle and a green apple.

Still Life Painting

In this painting, we used at least one metallic object and at least one colored object.

Fruit Painting

Pool Ball Painting

Our first painting, mapping out the shapes.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Charcoal Drawing

Cup and plate completed with thr hearts of darkness technique.


Self-portrait completed with the hearts of darkness technique.