Vanitas

Back when I took Drawing I class at North Greenville, for our last project we had to produce three different Vanitas Still-lifes. In the drawings, each object is a symbol and represents something which the drawing talks about as a whole. It was slightly challenging to find objects that gave meaning to the message I tried to convey. A little research did help to give me ideas, and allowed me to bring further meaning into my work than I had anticipated. More work from Drawing I, II, and III will be posted once I have completed the finishing touches.

Vanitas_1Vanitas_2Vanitas_3

Painting in Oil

At North Greenville, for our landscape project we were able to go outside and paint en plein air.  It was a lot of fun.  We used mainly our palette knife to first mix the colours and then apply them straight onto the canvas.  In this excercise we wanted to actually show texture and brush strokes, which also gave it a rather impressionistic approach.

In class project

In class project

Out of class project

Out of class project

 

And just like the previous still life project, the same concepts were used in these paintings where we mixed the complement of a colour to create the shadows and such. (See https://postleslodge.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/colour-oil-paintings/)

In class project

In class project

Out of class project

Out of class project

 

 

Lantern and Pine Cone Still Life

As the majority of my drawings are done from photographs, I’ve decided to draw a still life for my portfolio.  I mainly drew it for an art scholarship.  This is to show some of my work which I did from life.  Eventhough drawing people is my passion, I think this picture turned out pretty well knowing that I don’t do still lifes very much.  It’s good for me to draw things I normally don’t draw because it teaches me knew concepts and techniques in drawing which I wouldn’t otherwise learn by doing people.

Still life

Still life