Monday, December 8, 2014


What were my goals and intentions? 
- I was trying to encompass the peace I hold even in
 the darkness.

How did I accomplish my goals?

- I used a mix of colors to represent my calm intentions.  
What was my painting about?
- My painting is about self-medicating meditation.
I used different colors to show a psychedelic presence.
The black shows that even darkness can't move my
inner peace. 

What was my biggest challenge?
- My biggest challenge was keeping the face
in register. 
How did I meet that challenge?
- I turned my mishaps into unique art. 
Where does my painting really work?
- Each print is different then the next. The difference
in each piece of work is what makes it work.
What are some things I have learned?
- I have learned that mistakes are never mistakes,
only I challenge to overcome.

If I had a do-over what would I do?
- If I could change my prints I would change
the hair so it looks different from the shirt.
What do you feel best about your work?
I how different every print is, they each bring
a different story that can relate to everyone. 
What mentor can I name that helped me?
- Mr. Gaudraeu helped my in this piece. He
showed me how to change my mistakes into
something beautiful.
What student in the class helped you?
- Hans helped me cut my mat. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Line Drawing


I wanted to incorporate dark shadows and a slight version of abstract art. I accomplished that by just looking at the shape of the shadow instead of the whole picture itself. My painting is about Interesting markings and dramatic shadows. The most difficult challenge in this painting were the fingers. With the help of my teacher I figured out the size view placement of the fingers. My painting really works with the lips and the different values of the lips. I have learned the ways of size view placement. My mentor is Edvard Munch. Much uses his feeling to bring out the dramatic ways of his paintings. I liked Barwick's because she used a lot of value. I am happy about the contrast in my painting. 

Friday, October 24, 2014


In this piece my goal was to bring out the lightness throughout the dark shadows. I wanted to show deep contrast with the light and the dark. I used the back light to bring out the shadows. The most difficult challenge was making the pumpkins look three dimensional. I met the challenge by blocking out the light and dark and then adding deeper images. I can squint my eyes and just look at the color. I used Edvard Munch because he uses his feeling into his paintings. I liked Hans picture because he really brought out the skull in his picture. If I had a do-over, I would pick a different angle to paint. My greatest feeling about my painting is the way the shadow drapes over the pumpkin.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pass Time

I spend my time on the track practicing hurdling 

I spend my time in the summer jet skiing on the water
Either on a sit down or a stand up

I also spend my time on the beach in the summer

Most of my free time is spent on the soccer field. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Self Shadow Portrait

I'm excited for this self portrait. I love the dark shadows
and bright whites of the picture.  

Monday, October 6, 2014


A little girl at a camp I went to was so obsessed
with me, she came into camp with this shirt on. 

Music is my main obsession, it has gotten
 me through many hard times. 

I'm a fruitaholic and pomegranates are my weakness.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Left Overs

The broken razor symbolizes left overs by the missing blades used for wrong

The corn field shows left overs by the dead tree and corn stalks 

Monday, September 22, 2014

2 Page Spread

Over the past few days of studying Edvard Munch I have learned much about his art work, his past, and his well being during his life time. From a young age Munch experienced many deaths starting with his mother who died of T.B. He started drawing at a young age, his aunt who he had been living with ever since his mothers death sparked an interest in his work and had him take up painting. Throughout his painting career he developed a type of thinking of open relationships where he had many affairs. His openness led to many difficulties although that led to his downfall in depression. In my opinion, his stage of depression painting is some of the best work  I have ever seen.   

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Broken Pieces

The broken pieces in this shell resembles the brokenness of a bad relationship. Although the two shells are together, they are not one in their relationship. The contrast between the dark shadows and white spots works into the yin yang symbol, it tells that in goodness there is bad, and in all evil there is good. 

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