Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Blind contour

We did blind contours this marking period, I have mixed feelings about them. I always feel the need to look at the paper in the middle and then I have to start all over... Also I don't think they are the most flattering type of portrait. But the decorating and painting overtop is more fun. And I
Love ink pens and how they bleed, it has such a great look! I'm not done yet but almost! Can't wait for you guys to see it once I'm back in school and not so sickly so I can get a picture of it

Friday, January 11, 2013

Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887. by the age of ten she had decided to become an artist so her and her sister took painting lessons from Sara Mann a local water colorist. Her art was first displayed in gallery 291 owned by Alfred Stieglitz. They started talking regularly and Georgia moved to New York to devote her life to her art and to Alfred. Georgia and Stieglitz got married in 1924. She started primarily working in oil color and doing close ups of natural life. After creating paintings of tropical flowers from Hawaii she was commissioned to do a painting for Dole fruit advertisements, this escalated her popularity and she was commission for many more projects. She suffered a mental breakdown mostly from over working her self. After this she still continued to paint and spent allot of time in New Mexico inspiring her animal skull paintings( one shown below). When she go old she went partially blind but still continued to paint and make pottery until she died on march 6, 1986 at the age of 98.

Light it up

We made lanterns! Mine is two deer or moose whatever you want to think with some crazy antlers. It took me a while to figure out what to do, but I like what I came up with. They took a while to cut out but once my animals where cut out and my hand cramp went away the final products are pretty awesome. You should see some of the amazing designs the other kids in my class came up with just look at the hths creative arts blog.
P.s. the back of my lantern is the back of the deer if you can't figure it out :)

Empty bowls

Our class room has been becoming the kitchen of a restaurant in the past few weeks because of all the bowls that have piled up. But the best part is what they are all being made for, the empty bowls dinner. I get some extra practice with clay and the money raised from my bowls and everyone else's goes to the food bank it's such a great idea!
This is just one of the bowls I made I will upload a finished picture when I find it in all the piles.