Thursday, December 16, 2010

color abstraction

last piece from my color abstraction class! really hoping my color calibration is behaving and portraying the right colors, thought it might still be a little washed out... acrylic on canvas, about 40in

Sunday, November 21, 2010

color abstraction

here's another piece for color abstraction! after a drawing marathon of having to creating 40 abstract compositions in 2 hours, i based this one off of one of my favorites. acrylic on canvas, 30x48

Saturday, October 23, 2010

systems abstraction

the premise of this project was to create and abstract a system for myself, from which this evolved. i tried to keep a balance between its chaos and organization, and working with so many layers was wonderful (though i wish the depth was more apparent in the photograph). acrylic on canvas, 40x40

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

baltimore buried

for one of my assignments we had to combine traditional painting with elements of a photo. i ended up painting almost the whole canvas, and only leaving photo elements in some areas in the trees since i wanted to teach myself more about realism in the rest of the painting. i definitely learned a ton of lessons from this project and really want to do more of it!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


for my color abstraction class we did an assignment with improvisation using a dominant hue. this was mostly an experiment of techniques, and i definitely discovered some new methods that i'll continue to use! this one is a bit larger, around 40x48, acrylic on canvas. had a little difficulty getting the camera to justify the textures.

Friday, September 17, 2010

little color abstraction

here's one of four small abstract paintings i did for my color abstraction class. it was the most successful i think, but i'm going to keep working on the others to post later on. i really liked doing these a lot, and am really excited to start making bigger ones for the rest of the semester. acrylic on canvas, about 10x12