Friday, October 25, 2013

Spray/Acrylic Paint on Wooden Table

      This is a table that my youth group let me borrow for this project. I made this stencil of a pop art girl and used it for a few projects and thought it might look cool in our youth room. 12:1 is a bible verse that is from Ecclesiastes which says "Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them." I painted the table to say"12:1 rocks!" in Chinese because thats what my pastor wanted me to write on it. Over all i think it turned out great and its going to look great in the youth room!

Here is what the stencil looks like up close painted on the bench i love the way it turned out especially with the splatters and the contrasting colors!

"The Joker"
Spray Paint Stencil on White Drawing Paper, Acrylic and Watercolor Alterations

This is a stencil spray paint alteration that i have been working on. I really like how this one turned out. I love how the spray paint splattered when i put the paint down. I wanted to make this piece different from my other ones and since halloween is just around the corner i thought why not channel my favorite super villain the Joker from Batman. I wanted it to be "joker-esque" without being exactly like the real joker. She is like the female version of the joker. 

This is the original stencil that i created i wanted to channel pop art with the large lines and shading. I love this print because the orange looks really good and i like how it looks like there is light behind her face. I also love how when i pulled the stencil off the paint dragged up on her lips i think it gives it a lot more depth and character. 
"The Pit"
Acrylic Paint on Canvas

This piece is inspired by the Passion Pit concert which i attended over the summer. I absolutely love passion pit they have been my favorite band since middle school. I bought tickets for the general admission pit and got to go right up to the stage and it was such a glorious concert and possibly the best night of my summer. I really wanted to channel the theme of the band and the colors of the concert lights. This painting is loosely based off of their first ep "Chunk of Change" whos album artwork is below.

Chunk of Change album artwork

Passion pit always sings about the struggles of life and how its not perfect which is what i believe my artwork has really showed. I wanted to show how much energy and color the concert had. Im verry happy with how the piece turned out and i hope that one day i can show the band what i made. I also hope to attend more concerts in the future seeing as it was such an amazing experience and great memory for me to visit. 

Acrylic Paint on Canvas, Photo Transfer

This project had more direction i knew that i wanted to do a photo transfer as i had done this technique in art four and really enjoyed it. The painting is meant to look old and worn. Thats why this technique worked perfectly for this painting. I was inspired by the way the two siblings in the photo looked distant from each other yet they still look connected in some way. This piece reminds me of me and my sisters relationship. We both love each other dearly but we are very distant because of our crazy busy life styles. Im preparing for college, working on my sport as well, and she is busy with school and stressing about grades. Some struggles i had with this piece was that i was very unhappy with the original background that i had painted, i repainted it about three times before i found something i really liked. I wanted it to look old timey and possibly a premonition from the past. I am very happy with how it turned out and cant wait to enter it into a few contests to see how it holds up. 

Breadth 1
Acrylic Paint on Canvas

         This was a piece that i started before the semester began, i wasnt sure what i wanted to do for my portfolio projects. As i started to paint i wanted to do something with bright colors that stand out against each other. I also wanted to do something with a lot of movement. There was no real action or plan to this project i just wanted to paint what came to me. With this project I really discovered my painting style. I love to put a lot of texture in and use a lot of different shades of the same color to get the desired effect. This painting was loosely based off of the "money tree" my parents received when they started their business. It has the same shape as the braid in the painting. This painting really was an eye opener for me in my art style as well. I like more non-objectional type of things rather than realistic. I learned that i cant compare my artwork to someone else who does a realistic style.