Thursday, April 17, 2014

Art History

 Art History
The piece my group had was "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" by Seurat. The medium of the piece is pigment and is composed entirely of dots of pure color. It took Seurat two years to complete the painting. "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" was in the Post- Impressionism movement.  This movement happened in the 19th century and included French artists. The paintings in this movement seemed unplanned and the artists wanted the paintings to be more substantial.

Working on this project each person in my group was assigned to different tasks.  Joanna was in charge of making one of the props, which was a lady. Tori was in charge of making another prop, which was the red hat lady. Chelsea and I  made the black dog. And I did the PowerPoint for the presentation.

If I were to do this project again I would add more props so people could get a better  understanding of the painting.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Original Picture

Artists develop art making skills

The portrait project was the first project that I used paint as the medium in this class. The hardest part I had on this project was the hand because it was on top of her shoulder and blended in. It was hard to draw something on top of another thing, but I learned that using a different shade of paint for the hand made the hand stand out. Another technique that I learned was creating shadows with paint. Before in middle school I would just paint one color for the skin tone; this time I used different colors that were skin tone, but some dark and lighter versions to create shadows.  I gained skills in creating a mix of different shades some light and dark so the portrait looked more realistic.

Artists Collaborate

While working on the portrait I asked for a lot of peoples opinions to see what they thought would look best. I wasn't sure what color I wanted the anchors to be in the background, so I asked someone. They said to do a light blue to make the portrait stand out more. The anchors turned out really good, by using a light blue because it made the portrait stand out than if I had used a different color. I was also having a hard time mixing colors to turn out the way I wanted them to. One person showed me a really technique of mixing the colors and having them be lighter and darker to make a shadow. I think I definitely improved my skills by asking people around me to see what worked for them and their opinions on different things.


Final Product