Saturday, April 21, 2012

New blog

Hey readers, I have started a new blog so if you would like to read more updated posts, visit my other blog at:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Art of Writing a Thesis

Well, between working two jobs, volunteering, and trying to work on my never-ending thesis I really haven't had much time to paint.

Below are all the paintings that I finished, most are in shows this summer:

Before leaving, my mother told me I should initial them which is why they all have ADO at the bottom of them.  I framed some of the better, smaller ones also.  I know the first show my mom put them in, none sold.  I'm not disappointed though, it was only to try to make some of the money back spent on supplies.  If they don't sell by the end of summer, I really want my Egyptian and road ones back.  I have the perfect spots to hang them up on my walls here.

I finished two paintings, one (not pictured) of which is a smaller and simpler version of the other that I have placed in the dining area of my apartment.

Title: Native American Influence

I really like this one.  I had the idea for the color scheme from a Native American art gallery I was in while visiting home.  

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Another painting

I will explain this one further at a later time.  Pretty much wanted a simple asymmetrical painting because making things perfect in paintings is just not my style.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Abstract Art

Finally was able to paint.  This one actually took two days to paint.  Partly because I couldn't decide how to finish it.  This one, I've decided, will also be for sale in my mother's show for $10 - $15.

Well, back to studying and finishing up papers!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Creativity Need Elsewhere

I haven't painted since the Egyptian Night painting nor have I had any new ideas of something to paint.  This is partly due to the fact that I had a paper due today and have an even bigger paper due next Friday which has taken up the bulk of my free-time.  However, after that I will have much more time to paint because the funding for one of my jobs runs out next week as well so I will be there less often afterwards (I'm volunteering to beef up my resume but will be there less than now).  Plus, the show will be coming up quickly after that so I need to get my butt in gear if I'm to sell much and try to earn back the money I spent on art supplies!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sunset In Egypt

My latest painting:

I'm really interested in Ancient Egypt and wanted to try painting a sunset.  After searching for pictures to see what pyramids look like in the sunset, I found a lot had either dark brown color or black.  Taking the easy route, I decided to go with the black appearance (that and the sunset turned out pretty good and I didn't want to ruin it!)

This was also on the medium size canvas I have (the previous ones were on the smallest size I have).

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Next Painting (later this week)

After learning some more painting tips (basically wet on wet technique), I'm going to try painting a desert sunset (think yellow, orange and red) with pyramids either tomorrow or Thursday.  Come back in a couple days to see my attempt!