Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Still Life Painting Number 1

So first off I have to say I was not excited about this assignment at all. I was not into it. We had to do 3 diferent sketches and pick one that we thought worked best. The requirements were to include three to five objects and arrange them in an interesting way.

I would have rather just focused on one object than do three. I was so negative about this painting but you know what as I invested more and more time in it it started to grow on me. I learned a lot from this experience, even though you don't like something at first it can turn out completely different from what you expected. What I like about paint is that if something doesn't turn out how you expected you can paint over it and start again. I do like that the acrylics don't take that long to dry. I am very impatient and I believe if the drying time was longer I would not be able to stop myself from painting over things and possibly messing up the painting.

I had this notion that I wanted to do a little more with the background. I didn't want the background to sort of just be in the background. I think it also deserves to be eye catching. I tried to use compliments like my professor said and I think that worked. I was too afraid to use pure color like he suggested but I think taking baby steps will lead me to take bigger risks.

I am new to painting and I'm exploring and trying to learn as much as I can. Keeping an open mind about ideas and suggestions is very important. I try to be that way but sometimes I just nod and go along with something even though I don't think something is a good idea. We all seem to have our ideas and are not willing to budge when people give us tips. Sometimes I'm this way but I just have to remember that in order for me to learn I have to be open and ask questions.

I don't like how I can't get close to true color when I take my pictures. I have to learn to take better pictures of my paintings. The head color is pale here compared to the actual painting.
This is my third painting for the class. I have not finished the second one, I want to post it when it's done. So I went ahead and shared this one since I finished it.


Jessie said...

Wow, well done! I had to zoom in to see which one was your painting! The blue vase is gorgeous.xx

RyoJul said...

Thank you very much. The blue vase is my favorite part of the painting. :)