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.