Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Concentration 12

My final concentration piece! When deciding what to do for my final piece, I knew I wanted to do something different and really branch out. I decided on this picture because I wanted to challenge myself with painting a person, which I had never done before in oil paint. I was also particularly drawn to the cool color scheme, with so much blue, and the complementary color of red in various shades. I loved the way the light created lights and shadows, as well as the negative spaces that the furniture and plants created. I am glad that I was able to challenge myself with this piece.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Concentration 11

I chose this piece because I loved the antique-look of it. The quality of the actual picture had an certain magic about it, and I could tell that many stories had come from this room. I loved the light coming in from the window and the effect it had on the colors of the chairs and furniture in the room. The light brought out the different reds, oranges, and yellows that make up the wood, and not simply brown. It also brought out various colors in the walls, chandelier, and the plant. The color scheme was complimentary, blue and orange working very well together.  This piece, though difficult, was fun to paint.

Concentrations 5

This is my fifth concentration piece, and it is a corner of a room in my art teacher's house. The complementary colors highlight the composition, and the lights on the chairs from the lamps create a wide range of values. I chose this piece because I was intrigued by the interesting and beautiful colors of the furniture and light, and I loved the warm color scheme. The placement of the furniture made this picture interesting enough to be able to use as a concentration piece.  This was fun to paint!