Monday, June 9, 2014

Mixed Media

Did you learn new techniques or processes as part of the work for this project?
I haven't worked very much with mixed media and so I learned a lot about how to apply different mediums in various ways to portray what I want. It made the overall composition a little harder to do, but overall I think the techniques I used worked really well

How is this artwork about who you are or what you like?
This artwork's main focus was another one of my pets, the main idea I wanted to portray in this piece was amusement and simplicity and because I find dogs to be very amusing animals I picked one of the most amusing dogs I've met which is my own and I simplified him into what I think of him which is a ball of fluff and fur, however I did change the color prescription, instead of colors that normal objects would be I portrayed them the way that I perceive colors and how they apply in this piece. To me yellow is a warm and fun color so I painted the main focus of fun, my dog, with yellow and the sand that he's running on I painted green because I think of green as a natural and revigorating color which is how I perceive the beach sand, the clouds are red/pink because to me it represents happiness and clouds are something I view as happy, so all together this piece is very much about having a fun day at a beach with my goofball dog which are two things I really enjoy.

Did you consider how ideas would work before you tried them?
I had a basic idea about what I wanted this piece to look like when I came up with the idea, and I let myself run crazy with it, I had a basic composition laid out, but I felt in order to get the genuine feel of fun I had to go in with very little planning and just let the vision in my head work it's way onto the canvas and I feel that I did that very well.

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