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Monday, June 24, 2013

AP Art First Summer Assignment

This is my first summer piece, I choose the architecture prompt. I used charcoal on sketchbook paper. It's a drawing of a lock on a gate at the neighborhood pool. I made it where it looked cut open and drew kind of what I thought the inside would be like.

AP assignment #1

Over this weekend I have been a Levine's Children Hospital. All of the art work they have in their building is amazing. Every piece is done by children and even though they are simple they seem to have a lot of meaning. They are also extremely colorful and full of life. So all of those children's works are what inspired this piece. 

AP Assignment #1

First, sorry for the horrible photo.  This is a 9"x12" oil painting of three eggs in a towel.  I haven't painted in a while and I've never painted a subject similar to this, which I feel is told by the final outcome.  I think I did well with the shading and texture of the towel, but capturing the smooth texture of the eggs was more difficult. I'm extremely excited to be starting AP art!

Summer Piece #1

So, this is my first summer piece as an AP art student. I wanted this piece to commemorate my first beach trip of summer 2013, so I wanted it to be whimsical and fun.

I worked the "trash" prompt, using discarded or useless items in creating the piece; the background is a page from the Joe's Crab Shack menu that I had when I went out on my beach trip, and then a layer of acrylic paint. I drew the image of Deborah B. with an old sharpie that I had laying in a junk box, and the collage in the top-right corner is made up of other useless items and some sand (all held together with a semi-gloss gel medium- found out that the stuff is magic!)

I'm not sure of the exact dimensions, but I'm going to guess 9x12". Mixed Media.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Traditional Paper Lanterns

Lantern Riddles paper lanterns have long been a symbol of festivity. used throughout the orient, lanterns, a form of art developed from the need for wind protected lighting has developed in many ways over the many years it has been in use. The best of lantern makers (for it was an occupation) worked on behalf of the Emperor. Those who did not have the honor of serving the Emperor, every year competed designs for great honor. Those that won this honor had their designs mimicked throughout the realm, quite an achievement!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013



this is really cool becvause it shows how art has changed through one subject ,which makes it easier to see the change

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Recycled Corrugated Art

The recycled Corrugated Art work is by an inspiring artist Mark Langan. I love the busy yet intriquate design. He uses cardboard and twine as his medium. Recycled Art

Board Expression: Going Wild with Wood

By Meredith Mendelsohn

 I thought this piece of art was genius because it was able to combine nature and technology. The artist, Spencer said, "“I wanted to try to mimic the chaos found within nature."

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A New Kind of Painting

"Pink Floyd/On the Run"

Martin Klimas makes his art by spattering different colored paint (usually bright colors) onto a scrim over the diaphragm of a speaker. He then plays music and lets the vibrations send the paint up in the air to create different patterns. This is an awesome, new way to create art! Here is his website: http://martin-klimas.de/

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Poached Eggs: Drawings Based on Angry Birds


I thought this article was interesting about a guy who did an eraser drawing on Angry Birds, and he's actually from North Carolina! pretty cool.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

"Batiks" commercial to cultural

Artisan Batik: Bubbles Circle Chain Blue Amazing, when we did the "Batik" project in class i was dumbfounded by the unusual name. more astounding is the fact i searched the blog and no one has yet to comment on them. what drew me to this piece of work besides its name and style of creation was the fact that "batiked" fabricks are sold commecially. going back to the idea of regular manufactured cloth, i found it interesting that an art form i have never heard of is so common .   but more than just the idea of a design, i wonder at the fact such an in depth process of art can be so cheaply and efficiently redone to earn the stylized title of a "Batik".   An interesting fact is that Batiks origins are unknown appearing throughout cultures as diverse as the Malays to the Japanese to the Egyptians. a mystery as great as that of language and its origin as well as to what defines the start of human culture                             Artisan Batik: Northwoods Leafy Branches NightfallArtisan Batik: Cornucopia 3 Big Leaves HarvestArtisan Batik: Cornucopia 3 Scales Harvest

Various Purposes of Farm Material Art Work

This caught my eye because of the colors. I really like how the girl and th back ground are black and white and the butterfies are full of diffrent colors. If you want to view the details on this image or see other art works : Art work Link

cupcake crazy

well since this week has been full of them, I found some crazy awesome cupcake art

A.P. Studio Art Portfolios

Many of you guys have heard about the infamous A.P. portfolios that us A.P. students have been stressing about all year, but the words concentration and breadth probably go right over your head. I wanted to post two links of examples of portfolios from last year off of college board. This might help anyone interested in taking A.P. next year or eventually to better understand what the process is like. It may be tough, but it will be one of the most rewarding things you can do as an artist. Check out the design and drawing portfolios, because you never know what category you might fall into!


2-D Design:

Monday, April 15, 2013

Real Beauty Sketches

Despite my hesitations about posting a video produced by a beauty line, I decided to post this anyway.  Obviously the sketches are art related, but I also think that this deals with our observation skills.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Digital Art Inspiration

I stumbled upon a pin on Pinterest that had pictures of amazing digital art. This is getting me inspired to actually do some breadth pieces using Photoshop. Just look at these amazing photos on the website and below!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Wooden Architecture

Architects in the 70's made this innovative little building as a testament to the effort to save trees. i do not know the entire story but to day it is a tea house that serves hibiscus tea. the textures and bizarre design drew me to this hut situated in in suburbia. the audacity of this little hut, wood against the steel and cement back drop is unique and refreshing.

Half face

Sideway Stare ,Fine Artist Portrait Painting, Artist Study with thanks to Artist Danny O' Connor, Resources for Art Students, CAPI ::: Create Art Portfolio Ideas at milliande.com , Inspiration for Art School Portfolio Work, Portrait, Painting, Figure, Faces
I really love the style of painting. It is very unique. It reminds me of a piece Alex did. But it is something I would love to try. The different colors makes it really awesome.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I love this piece, i like the colors and designs. I'd really like to do something like this in the future once i get figure drawing down
This is sooo cool you guys. when i get a car i want to get it custom painted like this.



This article is about artist using Polaroid cameras to take pictures. Some pretty interesting ones, too. I love that idea because i really love the way the Polaroid pictures turns out.

Good Morning By: Kieran O'Conner

This photograph was taken by Kieran O'Conner. I really like it because I love scenery photgraphs and especially ones with any type of water such as, creeks, rivers, waterfalls, etc... If you want to view more of her work here is a link to her website: http://kieranoconnorphotography.com/seascapes/ .

Lego Watercolor Pieces

There is a small group of artists (mainly two now) called Los Carpinteros. The draw a bunch of sketches or do pieces like this. The reason i put this up because in class we are doing foreshortening. This uses the same method of if it is farther away, the shorter it gets. Here is the link here and before hand, the website is in the language of my people. (Spanish)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bubble-Wrap Portraits

Bradley Hart injects acrylic paint into every bubble in bubble-wrap to create these realistic portraits. Here is an article about him.

Monday, March 11, 2013

"What moves us"

 I really liked this piece when i saw it online. It has a great message which I personally think all people can relate to.
 By Brooke Shaden

Friday, March 8, 2013

Not Your Average Collage

Bristol Rhode Island artist Tom Deininger creates large-scale collages from found objects scavenged from landfills, yard sales and donated by friends and acquaintances. This is a crazy cool twist on collages.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Jaehyo Lee. View of work at Sculpture in Woodland, Ireland.http://pinterest.com/ruthieredden/made-from-nature/

This sphere made of wood is not the most amazing piece but shows the potential art to be made from nature. it is also quite inspiring as to human innovation of the world around.


A Giant Geometric Vortex of Colored Tape by Megan Geckler tape installation

A Giant Geometric Vortex of Colored Tape by Megan Geckler tape installation

 I saw this and thought of how much tape we will use on this project. This piece I found is made out of flagging tape (ribbons). Megan Geckler hand made this piece for the Lancaster Museum of Art and History. She makes a lot of pieces like this and they look spectacular!I found her website here. http://megangeckler.com/