May 30, 2007

My first Still Life #2

Flower. The Petal was the hardest, especially on the right flower. 

Kiki. Kiki is the name of the Miyazaki anime. It was the first time to paint stuff doll. I didn't know what to do with the gradation of black.

My bathroom. In Japan, we wash body outside and soak in a tub. There is a space to sit down and wash body under the shower. It was the first casual still life exercise. I enjoyed creating pastel tone.

Silver Water Pot, 14 by 18 inches. The background wasn't so good, but maybe this was my turning point of still life exercises.

Acrylic on board, $156

Toothbrushes. In this semester, this was the most challenging work that I have done. I was strugging with the details of all the shapes, objects and feeling of the window and color behind it. I cannot wait to learn more advance and contemporary style of still life.

My first still life

Here are my Still Life painting that I have done in the Still Life 1 class in the Spring semester. I have took some painting classes before, but this is my first time I learned about technique and composition about the Acrylic painting from mixing colors, setting up the objects, etc. I was more like a photographer before, so this class really opened up my new ceativity to me. Thanks to my teacher and classmates. And my partner who helped me making board and esel....

A Coffee Cup. It was done with the limited palette.

Academy Statue. I wanted to be a movie writer, so I bought the souvenir statue. It was not any dream came true, but it still be used for my painting. ; p ) This was the practice of patterned objects.

Base Ball. This is my trial for the casual still life. I place the cap and glove in my garden. There was a weed glass and cherry petals falling on the ground. I was looking from the top, but in my painting, it was hard to show like bird eye's view. Also, there is no much the strong light and shadow in outside lighting, so I could not paint the objects shadows. Then, I decided to come back to the studio painting until I will learn about landscape.

Blue Vase. I learned the technique of the low key painting. I liked about how the vase recede to the dark.

Calpico. This is high key practice. I struggled more than low key with the glass shape, and prastic Calpico bottle. Acrylic tend to be thin and more away from realistic 3D image. I need to be working more on getting reality. But in my opinion, I can seek reality in photography, and painting is more for the creativity and originality....

May 19, 2007

Recycled Art

Collage from photograph and cut from magazine, and painted on. Done in 2003. But I just donated for this year Earthday. When I was little, I used to cut out my grandfather's National Geographic magazine to make collage. I want to do more collage by the time my painting skill becomes more improved. I do photography, so I want to put together all.

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