The name of my artwork is A Bird's Song. It is a collage of a canvas piece of a bird on a branch with music notes as the leaves. I painted this canvas with an array of colors and then I cut out different pieces/colors of from magazines and put it on my canvas. Some techniques I needed to understand before beginning my art piece is being able to know exactly which colors I would be using for my canvas and how I wanted it to turn out. I needed to know how to color coordinate and make sure I use a maximum of about 4-5 different colors for my piece. What inspired me was Rumi's (who once was a famous poet) quote, in which he stated "I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think". My goal as an artist was to create a "WOW!" piece and have my audience understand who and/or what my pieces are referring to. This piece helped me learn that you can be creative with many things if you just my your mind to it.
I feel like my most successful art project this semester was my panda head frame, Shanghai. I used modeling clay to and acrylic paint to create this. I felt like this was my most successful piece because it came out so beautifully and I would've never thought that I would be able to create something like that.
One project that I feel like I overcame obstacles was my piece with Ariel the mermaid and Stitch, A Whole New World. Some obstacles throughout this piece were not knowing what colors to use and learning how to blend colors. When it comes down to using oil pastels, I struggle heavily. But at the end my piece came out pretty nice and I love the way the colors compliment each other.
A media I enjoyed working with this semester was spray paint. I ended up using it for the first time this semester when I created my wine vase bottles, Floral Arrangements. I used the spray paint to create designs on my wine vase bottles. I wanted to use neutral colors to make it look nice and complimentary to each other.
I enjoy learning new techniques when it comes down to creating art. I really look forward to the pieces I will create in this art class.