Sunday, May 2, 2010

More Work

Week 14:

"The Girl in the Moon"

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Eeek Missing Weeks!

My computer crashed so I'm behind on putting up art, but I'm still making it, so here are the updates!

Week 12:

" Heartbreak Warfare"
Week 13:

"Silver Lining"

(Donated to Art for Change Auction)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Lost Week of Work

Artwork that got lost in the commotion of Spring Break...

Week 11:

"One, Two, Three a Tangled Web We Weave..."

"Far Away"

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Beach Painting

Spent the early part of the week at my happy place, Malaquite beach on Padre Island. Painting the beach is so natural and soothing to me, I created these 3 painting in a few hours while I was watching some men fish. They are acrylic on canvas boards, painted with sea water and a dash of beach sand.

Week 10:




Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sea Secrets

So I was pretty mum in my blog about the medium of my seascapes, only a few near and dear know why this series is so special to me, so now that the month is over I think it's time to share. These painting were all created on canvas art cards, they are only about 3 inches in size. But on top of being tiny, they were all painted with bottles of nail polish, I used no other tools, just nail polish I had lying around the house, and painted with the brushes that they included. It was quite challenging, especially since I'm awful at painting my nails, but one of the most entertaining assignment I have ever given myself, and I hope everyone else can enjoy!

Sea Inspired Conclusion

Here are the final two seascapes for my February self assignment.

Week 9:



Friday, February 26, 2010

Sea Slacker!

I was bad this week and slacked on my art making, I got the ball re-rolling again and created these pieces just a few days late of my Monday deadline, and as penance, I made myself create 3 for this week since I was bad!
Week 8:




Tuesday, February 16, 2010

More Seascapes

Well thanks to President's Day my life was busy and too crazy to upload pics yesterday, but here they are, two more tiny paintings, if you want to know what they are made out of check out my new finished website:

Week 7:


Monday, February 8, 2010

New Month, New Art!

February's Challenge:

To create two pieces each week, I'm still working small, and cannot have images in front of me but am using photographs for the intial idea. I want to also create a series of seascapes. The beach is a soothing place for me. Here are the first two of the month.

Week 6:



Thursday, February 4, 2010

Week 5:

"A Rock and A Hard Place"

I think the title of this piece speaks for the inspiration, it started as an idea of an image I had in my head then evolved into this, I'm not thrilled with it but I got the job done, 5 pieces for the 5 weeks of January!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Looking Back

Week 4:

"Looking Back"

This image came out of a conversation I had with one of my friends that was freaked out of pictures of me from the time span of 15-22 years old. She says that I don't even look like the same person at all, and I have gotten this from multiple people as well. It's funny because those same people who noticed this will remark that my baby pictures look like me, but something about those 7 years changed my appearance so drastically. I was very skinny, and wide eyed naive, and scared of the world, and it is such a stark difference from the person I am now. I almost feel like I trapped my younger self in this piece and she's left in this rubble of an adolescence that I escaped, and shes watching me sail away...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

So as stated before in my Heathery blog, I have challenged myself to make art all throughout the year of 2010. I have decided to start small and work my way up to big more elaborate ideas. For the past three weeks I have made time to pop out 3 pieces. They are of mixed media and on bristol board. I delve into them with no real ideas or imagery, this is a big part of this years development, to not use source material, it's become a crutch lately, so I'm forcing myself to look for things inside my head. Once I use up all my bristol, I plan to move to other canvases, and increase my time spent on each piece, but as of January I can only create small pieces, have to finish them in the same day, and can only use memory or imagination to create them.

This is what has come out so far...
Week 1:

This piece was inspired by my friend Maisha, I had got with her to go get her first tattoo about a week before this and it was the predominate thing on my mind. I had documented the experience with lots of pictures and I was try to test my memory to see if I could create the picture I saw in my head.

Week 2

This week I was really focused on my name and the plants I am named after, I wanted to bring back to life my poor plants that died in the freeze, all while playing with my new watercolor box my mom got me. The results were pleasing.

Week 3:
This is my favorite so far because I feel like it's about a lot of things that I wasn't presently thinking about when I was working on this, but now seeing it days later, are evident. It's a closure to accepting the end of a friendship. It's an illusion, he's there, but not really there, fading from my life. Art is good about making peace with situations you have no control over...