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.