Friday, January 13, 2017
This painting is about the colors reflected in black. I painted black shoes and emphasized the light and colors I could see in them. I used thick strokes of paint because I liked the texture on the canvas. I created my own black with dark purples mixed with reds and blues and only used true black paint from the tube on the laces. I think my painting really work around the edges of the shoes where you can see the most colors. If I could redo my painting I would have corrected one of the reflections in the middle of my right shoe and added the detailed designs that the shoes I was painting had.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
In this piece, I wanted to create something of modern day objects that are about the brilliant reflections and colors. I accomplished this by using the colors I saw rather than looking at a picture. The most difficult challenge were the shadows. I did not know how to make them look like shadows without using the color black. I met this challenge by using the other side of my page as a palette for the colors rather than guessing. I learned about color reflections. If I had a do-over I would redraw the screwdriver because it is not straight. I feel best about the lipstick in my drawing.