Advance Painting-Throughout the semster in my advance painting class, we was givingan area in where we wanted to focus on throughout the semester andtake from one assignment to the next.-I choose that i really wanted to focus on textures and creating layerCortlyn Bowers
Painting With Music- For the first assignment we was told to listen to music and create art within 5 minutes, basedoff of the sounds, tone, mood, and anything we gain from listen to the song.- With the two pieces above they are both paintings done with acrylic paint, the one on the leftI created from a song titled; “Litany against fear”, and the picture on the right was created froma song titled’; ”Twice”.- From there we filled sheets out explaing the feelings from the song, the elements best used tosymbolize the emotion, how do I plan on using the elements, principles best used, and is theemotion conceptually or visually- Lithany against fear- I said it was a fast paced Song, and the song sounded like someone wasbreaking free from an emotion. The elements i gained from the song was a usage of texture,pattern, and color. I said i plan on using the elements just how I heard it from listing to thesong.Priciples best used I said were rhythm, unity, variety, and proportion. Isaid in this peacemy work would convey a conceptually emotion.- Twice- This song sounded depressing to me, I got a let down feeling from it, and the musicsounds very sad. The elements i gained from the song was a usage of space, color, and texture.I plan on using the elements just how I heard it from listing to the song. Priciples best used Isaid were rhythm, unity, variety, and proportion. I said in this peace my work would convey aconceptually emotion.
Process Art- This assignment we was told to create a process art piece, and continue the process for a rwoweek period, with each day we had to add something to it.- I began this assignment by defining process art, which is art created primarily as a physicalrecord of creative process.- From there i searched around and found a tool i could use to create circular shapes, and fromthere I begain my process.- Everyday I added on circles, and by the end build texture.- The final outcome of this particular assignment was to see how well I applied texture withinthe assignment criteria.- I research and looked at artist such as; Jackson Pollock`s drip paintings, Helen Frankenthaler,and other untitled works.
Non Traditional Art- This assignment was designed for us to step away from traditional art, and try to create artwithout what we are use to.- We began this assignment by watching a documentary about an artist by the name of JeanBasquiat, we watch this video to get our minds active and see that art can be made out ofanything- From thier my research consisted of me looking at artist such as Sarah Kate Wilson, StephenThomas Higgins, Joe Martino, and Robert Rauschenberg- From the research i went out and tried to find items to use, that allowed me to build texture,which led me to using balloons, rubberbands, and tissue paper.
Final- For my last assignment I choose to continue working with ways to create textures, the onlyrequirement was it had to be a large size work or a series of small works, so I decided to doboth.- The top piece, i really focused on ways i could build texture so i researched and found a artistname Gerhardt Richter who creates texture in a very creative way.- In this piece I applied layers of paint, and right before it drys , I used a hard surface andcreated texures, by layers of paint, and I continued this with 3 18/24 canvases.- For the secod piece I just really wanted to create thick texture on a very large body of work.This piece is created from plaster and feilt. I created a very large canvas and once it dried Ispray painted it.- This semester i really have acomplished my goal by create texture and as I look back at mywork I see it in every piece.