This week we wrapped up 2013 because next week is winter vacation!! So we talked about our home project, the impressionist landscape painting.We also talked about impressionism and abstract expressionism. I really like abstract expressionism but I am kind of intimidated by the huge abstract painting and I have no idea how my impressionist painting is going to turn out. I do really like abstract expressionism and I liked talking about it. This week we also mounted our giant canvases on our easels in preparation for our abstract piece, so we will have to see how that turns out!! kind of nervous though...
This week we continued to work on our monoprints. I felt pretty stuck on all of them and I just began going a little crazy with water. I printed really quickly and let a lot of stuff happen naturally. I would literally wet my plate with some ink on it, let the water drip randomly and then I would run to the press and print it sopping wet. I liked the lack of control that I had with everything and the straight, grid-like lines I was using contrasted with the uncontrolled organic quality of the really wet ink. We also critiqued our pieces and worked on figuring out how to finalize them. I don't really feel like any of my prints are done, but I don't really know how to add to them.
Here are some of my pieces in progress.
This week we worked primarily on our monoprints. I have started three of them, but still have a ton to do on all of them. There is a lot of layering and building up that has to happen and I still have to solidify all my ideas. I don't have a ton of direction on this assignment and I am really just kind of making it up as I go along, but I am not totally despising this project so far, which is good! :)
Friday was our trip to DC!! It was so much fun, and I saw so much art that I totally loved. I had a really great time. It was really inspiring. My favorite exhibit was the Art and Destruction show at the Hirshorn Gallery. It was excellent, so thoughtful, and so well done.
I am an art student at Maggie Walker and this is the place where I talk about what we're making and what we're learning... Through this I can pour out my heart about my artistic experience.