Art 1 Mixed Media Project
The inspiration for my project came from a saying, “The Tree of LIfe”. I painted a picture of a tree in the middle of empty land. The tree is painted normally and it has a background that is dark blue with paper clips hanging from it getting shorter as they go with intentions to make the clips look like steps but they are supposed to be tree swings for the context of the painting. I decided to to paint this picture because I felt that it currently represents my life. The steps are meant to represent the different stages in life that I have been going though. This project is a mixed media project and for my different medias, I used wood in which I cut myself to use as my canvas. I then used white paint to cover the entire piece of wood and I continued to paint my tree and grass using green and brown. I painted my background dark blue to make the tree pop and because I felt that the color was mysterious, like life itself. Compared to my previous work, this is somewhat different because of my choice to paint. I usually draw or color everything but, as far a conveying a message, I always try to convey a message. When doing my work, I noticed that the way I painted was an important technique because cleaner strokes made my art look better in my opinion. I’m proud of myself for sticking to my idea and I surprisingly, I’m satisfied with the outcome, so, I’m proud of myself for beginning to have confidence in my work which is something that I've learned to do, love my work because it is my creation and I’m sometimes too hard on myself. As always, if I could change anything, it’d be to manage my time better and try not to miss classes because it affected how much of my project I was able to get done. I found a painting by Vinsan that somewhat reminded me of my art because of the painting techniques and focus on nature.