In-Class Work:

Land scape painting


Still life # 1


Still life # 2


Color meaning collage


Painted Color wheel




Self-Portrait Reflection:

Technical Skills: 3

I thought I earned a three for technical skills because the craftsmanship was high quality. When I was constructing my face I tried making the shades as accurate as possible. I also tried overlapping to make the right color. Over all I think I should get a three because I followed the instructions and tried having all the colors on my face.

Creative Problem-solving Skills: 3

I thought this portrait deserves a three, because the colors along my face show the different features. Having the right shades was very hard for me, but I tried very hard to make it as close to my face as possible. Some parts of my face are not very strong, but if you look at my picture and the portrait they look alike. In the end this project was hard for me, but I tried my hardest in making all the shades on my face and hair as close as I could.

3) Why might the exercise of breaking down a photograph into value shapes help when you are drawing?

I think that breaking up a photograph in different shades help a lot to see all the different values in a subject. While doing my face I learned where the darker and lighter places were. This project really helped me define a picture, and making it detailed. This project was a great learning experience on how to use the right colors in a object.

Negative Space drawing:


Negative reflection:

I think that I met the standard on these four drawings, because even though I worked hard and there was good craftsmanship I think the first couple were not showing what this project is about. Your not supposed to have the outline of the leaf be showing and I had trouble drawing that. I think I used the space of the page very persistent, using the negative and positive in my drawings. The detail in the plants were shown very good, because you can actually see the buds, and every leaf that was positioned.

As I said up their I used very well positive and negative spacing, because when I look at the paper, the white or black could be either of the two. Some leaves are shaped very differently, small, fluffy, big. What ever they were I enlarged it to the page so that the spacing looked some what symmetrical. I think I deserve a meets the standards on this as well, as it says I thought I had strong composition.

Artists do thumbnail painting first because a lot of times they are starting something new, meaning they must fool around with how to do it. All artists do many drafts before the final, because they want to know exactly what their drawing is all about. Like me, I had no idea what this was going to turn out like, but as you can see my drafts got better as they went a long. It affects the final draft a lot in craftsmanship, and in anything you do when you practice, it makes perfect.

The background in any piece of art is important, because it is the base. If you were to have a boring bland background the flower wouldn't pop out at you. My background took a very long time, but it was worth it because in the end it looks more sharp. That is why the pattern matters a lot, because it affects how you see the plant.

Leaf Design:



Leaf design reflection:

I grade myself a 3 for the technical part. Even though I took a lot of time on each piece, in a couple deigns you can see some glue marks. I would say that my craftsmanship and presentation of my design is over all great.

For the creative problem solving I would grade myself a 3 as well. For my pieces tension, balance, and rhythm, they each show the positive and negative space. While making these designs I wasn’t thinking extraordinary. I was paying more attention of how I was going to show each pattern.

I think that my free choice best shows the positive and genitive space. There are some leaves that are black some that are white. They are evenly shown on the paper, and black or white could be positive or negative.

My rhythm design best communicates the assigned principle of art. Its very smooth, and flows on the paper very well.

Color Vocabulary:

Hue- A hue is a color or a shade, for an example “her face lost its golden hue.” (all colors on color wheel)

Primary Colors- Primary colors are any groups of colors where that can be obtained by mixing. (Red Blue Yellow)

Secondary Colors- Secondary colors are colors resulting of the mixing from two primary colors. (Orange Green Purple)

Tertiary Colors- Tertiary colors are colors made by mixing one primary color with one secondary color.(Blue Purple-Yellow green-Orange Red)

Analogous Colors- Analogous colors are colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel.(Red Orange Yellow)

Monochromatic Colors- Monochromatic colors are all the colors (tints, tones and shades) from a single hue. (Shades of red- Pail red-pink-bright red)

Complementary Colors- Complementary colors are pairs of colors that are of opposite hue in some color model. (Purple+Yellow- Blue+Orange)

High Intensity- High intensity is a color that has a lot of strength. (Bright intensity: Red Yellow Orange)

Low Intensity- Low intensity is a color that does not stand out, the opposite of high intensity. (Grey)

Warm Colors- The colors of (red, orange, and yellow) are considered warm colors because they are the colors of fire.

Cool Colors- (Blue, green, and violet) are considered, it reminds you more of water and sky not as intense compared to fire.

Artist Colors:

Primary Colors
redbuoy.png The Red Buoy. 1895. Oil on canvas - Paul Signac external image redbuoy.png

Secondary Colors
marlborowoods.pngMarlboro Woods, 1999, Oil on Canvas
Tertiary Colors
portraitofnick.png Portrait of Nick Wilder ,1966. Acrylic on canvas.- David Hockney
Analogous Colors
breakwater.png Breakwater at Trouville, Low Tide, 1870; Oil on canvas- Claude Monet
Monochromatic Colors
Picture_5_19-14-37.pngUnder A Northern Sky, 1992. Oil on line- Mark Wethli
Complementary Colors
Picture_11.png Gate of an Adobe Church, 1929, Oil on canvas- Georgia O'Keeffe
High Intensity
pearlblossom.png Pearblossom Highway, 11-18th April 1986. Photographic collage.-David Hockney
Low Intensity
lebateau.pngLe bateau atelier (The Boat Studio) 1876; Oil on canvas- Claude Monet
Warm Colors
Piazzaditalia.png Giorgio de Chirico. Piazza d'Italia. 1913. Oil on canvas.
Cool Colors
papalpalace.png Papal Palace, Avignon. 1900. Oil on canvas- Paul Signac

Sketchbook Assignments:




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Household tool


Still life one:


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