In-Class Work

Landscape Color Painting



Technical Skills:
This section deserved a meets because all of my work was good quality and all passed in on time. Detail was the grade that was laking for me during this project. The craftsmanship and presentation of the painting is in good quality. Overall every aspect meets the standard, except for the detail aspect.

Creative Problem-Solving Skills:
I deserve to meet the standards because my painting does reflect the criteria of the assignment by showing a basic translation of Ansel Adam’s composition. I did mix beyond the secondary colors and try to match the color scheme well. Also the texturing was clearly there but the layering could have been used more. Overall I deserve to meet the standards because I used all of these elementps in my painting well.

Final Still-life


Final Still-life Reflection

Look at the famous artist’s work that we discussed in class (the laminated sheets). Compare your marks to the marks created by Henry Moore, Vincent van Gogh and Giorgio Morandi. Which of the three artists’ marks, are the most similar to yours? Explain why and exactly where you used these marks:
I think my marks are most similar to Vincent van Gogh. This is because my marks show much detail and in his art work he also uses many detailed marks. Our marks are also similar because we both use a lot of lines with purposeful thoughts. I used these type of marks mainly on my candle stick. This is because I paid a lot of attention to the figures metal base and used the shadows to my advantage. This is why I believe that my work relates to Vincent van Gogh the most, out of all these famous artist.

Look at your work (all in the portfolio) and progress over time. What drawing(s) make you the most proud? Please explain:
Looking through my portfolio of work over time, I have shown tremendous progress. There is one main drawing that I am particularly pleased with, and that is the my final still-life drawing in black/white charcoal. This art piece I have created shows that I have learned a lot of technical skills and other things that helped me improve my drawing abilities. The lines that I used in this piece are very unique and I used always drew a line with a purpose.

What are three important things you have learned? Please explain why they are important.
Three things I have learned through doing the still-life drawings are proportions, shading, and line sensitivity. Proportions are very important to have a right because it is what makes a drawing seem life-like. Shading was also a very essential part of my learning for this project because, like proportions, shading makes a drawing feel real and shows the detail better. Also line-sensitivity is an important skill to learn because it helps make your drawing have more depth and help to improve the artwork.

Color Meaning Collage


Art Vocabulary

Hue: A color of shade, or tint

Primary Colors:
Colors at their basic essence; these colors cannot be created by being mixed with others.
Ex: red, yellow, blue
(A Bigger Splash, 1967. Acrylic on canvas. David Hockney)
Secondary Colors:
Created by mixing two primary colors, Ex: green, purple, orange
(The Papal Palace, Avignon. 1900. Oil on canvas. Paul Signac)
Tertiary Colors:
Colors achieved by a mixture of primary and secondary hues, Ex: purple-red
(Marlboro Woods, 1999, Oil on Canvas. Wolf Kahn)
Analogous Colors:
Colors that are placed next to each other on the color wheel, used for as a color scheme.
Ex: yellow-green, green, blue-green.
(Portrait of Nick Wilder ,1966. Acrylic on canvas. David Hockney)
Monochromatic Colors:
Colors that are a shade or tint variations of the same hue.
(Under A Northern Sky, 1992. Oil on linen. Mark Wethli)
Complementary Colors:
These colors are located opposite each other on a color wheel, Ex: red and green
(My Shanty, Lake George, 1922, Oil on canvas. Georgia O’Keeffe)

High Intensity:
A saturated color without any mixture, real color
(Torino printanière. 1914. Oil on canvas. Giorgio De Chiricho)
Low Intensity:
A color that has been mixed and isn’t the natural color
(Le bateau atelier 1876; Oil on canvas. Claude Monte)
Warm Colors:
Colors that are vivid and energetic, tend to advance in space.
(The Red Buoy. 1895. Oil on canvas. Paul Signac)
Cool Colors:
These colors give an impression of calm, and create a soothing impression.
(The Railway at Bois-Colombes. 1886. Oil on canvas. Paul Signac)

Value Portrait Collage:


Self-Portrait Reflection:
During the self-portrait collage my technical skills were used. My craftsmanship during this project was good quality, the detailing of this piece of art shows how much time I spent on it. One part of my technical skills that was not an issue is that my craftsmanship and presentation of the collage as a whole, is high quality. I could have looked over my piece once more before I modge-podged it, because there were some minor white spaces that, if covered, could have made it that much better. Overall, I believe that I deserve in between a meets and exceed the standards.
Creative problem-solving skills are always very difficult for me. This was a change during this project, I thought that it demonstrated I could use the elements of simplicity and repetition very well. Also, my face and features look very real with many three-dimensional ways of viewing it. I used many different values and patterns to show my real face through this art. I approached this project with an open mind which was a success and I believe that I deserve a meets to exceeds in this element.
The exercise of breaking down a photograph into value shapes helps when you are drawing because in order to complete this project you need to use many elements of art that are the fundamental skills of drawing. Such as, looking at the values and proportions carefully by using detail and values well. Being able to create something with just a black and white photograph uses the skill of light/dark values a lot, which is one of the basic understandings that will help your drawing skills a ton. This exercise basically uses all of the fundamental skills that are used in drawing, which is why this project is going to help the drawing skills of everyone.

Leaf Designs:

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Free Choice/ Rhythm
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Tension/ Symmetry

Positive-Negative Leaf Design Reflection-
There were many technical skills used throughout this art project. My craftsmanship during this project was good quality, the paper is cut and glued well. One part of my technical skills that was a small issue that persisted was that there were a few smudges on the piece of art because of the glue. All directions were completed and the principles were written on the back of the paper. Overall I believe that my technical skills of this project deserves in between a meets and partially meet the standard.
Creative problem-solving skills were very difficult for me personally. I have never been known for my creativity or artistic skills, so I tried my best to symbolize all three of the required art pieces. Tension, balance, and rhythm were the three elements that I was asked to perceive in my own unique way and that was what I attempted to do. I know I didn’t exceed the standard, but I believe I tried my best to get a meets.
I believe that the tension piece was my most successful in terms of using positive and negative space the best. I feel that the variety of cuts and placement show off the positive and negative space well. Even though there is no symmetry it seems that the placement of this piece can draw different types of opinions and views. This is why I would pick my tension piece to demonstrate this element the best.
I feel that my free choice design best communicates the assigned Principle of Art. This is because I wasn’t constrained to one type of element that I had to try to perceive. Instead I used pattern and movement to create this design. I believe that it shows many principles of art in many ways that ultimately resulted in a successful design

Positive and Negative Leaf Drawing:

Negative Space Drawing Reflection

During the negative space drawing my technical skills were many technical skills used. My craftsmanship during this project was good quality, the paper is neat with a few minor parts that are messy looking in the pattern. One part of my technical skills that was not an issue is that there were no smudges on the drawing, but being consistent with the constant X pattern was very difficult for me. Overall, I believe that I deserve in between a meets and exceed the standards.
Creative problem-solving skills are always very difficult for me. I have never been known for my creativity or artistic skills, but I believe that I improved from the leaf designs by trying many different different technics. I used the elements of simplicity and repetition well. I approached this project with an open mind which was a unique way. I believe that I deserve a meets in this element.
Artist make thumbnail sketches before starting a formal drawing because they need to find one drawing that they believe is the best and have potential. If you just started out on a final drawing without sketching it first, you could run into some major problems and end up redoing it. The effects of making thumbnail sketches are all very positive. It helps your work quality and ability for no sources of error.
The pattern that you choose defiantly affect the look of this project because every pattern has a different feeling. The way you space your design effects the lightness and darkness of your overall negative space. I choose a more spaced out pattern which made my negative space less intense. It is important to pick a pattern that will work with the positive space in your drawing well.

Sketchbook Assignments

Painted Color Wheel


Still-life #2:


Still-life #1:


SB Household Tool:


SB Falling and Exploding:

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SB Tessellations: