1. Briefly describe the resources you gathered and how you applied them to your learning and your artwork? (This may include practice work done in class, as well as techniques, research, artists’ work etc.)
The painter that caught my attention by his piece ‘The Scream’ was Edvard Munch. I liked his piece ‘The Scream’ the most because of the colors it had in it. I like warm colors such as orange, light red and dark yellow, so the first thing I started to do was practicing how to make those colors. In order for me to know how to make those colors, I went onto Youtube and found videos that explained how to make warm colors by mixing two or more colors together. I also gathered information that explained, it is always better to use hard brushes in a large area than a soft brush, because when you use soft brush the paint will look different when its dried up and the paint will turn watery. These were the informations that I gathered and helped me.
2. Describe the difficulties you had and how you tried to overcome them. Provide specific examples in your work or process to support your statements.
I encountered two major problems in my painting. One of them was the ground. I chose the color brown for my ground and as it gradually got down the color would darken by using the color black, the same I did with my sky. During the process of me painting the ground, everything looked perfectly fine, but when I blow dried it, I realized the brown wasn’t getting darker. I tried to overcome the problem by adding more black to the brown as it got down and that made the ground look much better than before. The other problem I encountered was my kite. At first I thought red would be a really good color for my kite, but after I did it, the kite stopped showing because of the sky in the background. The sky was dark orange so thats why the kite stopped showing. So I tried to overcome the problem by painting the kite green, but instead of looking like a kite it started looking like a flying saucer.
3. What are the strengths and weaknesses in your work? What do you think you have learnt or improved on? Provide specific examples to support your statements.
I think the major strengths in my painting were the sky, and my three palm trees. The sky was what I perfectly imagined it would be in my mind. It had colors that gradually got warmer and warmer as it got down. I liked that because it shows that the painting is not as simple as the picture. The picture had the color blue only for the sky, I thought that that was too simple so I tried to make it more meaningful and more complex. I also liked my palm trees because they were spiky like real palm trees, and instead of green I used the color brown because again I thought the color green wasn’t original and too simple.
My major weaknesses were my ocean and my kite. I didn’t like my ocean at all because it looks like blue ground, it doesn’t actually look like an ocean. Next time I will try to make small waves so it would actually help the ocean look like an ocean. I didn’t like my kite aswell because it doesn’t look like a kite because it didn’t have the string that the person is supposed to hold, it looks like a guy pointing to a flying saucer and the color green was a bad choice because it doesn’t fit the painting at all it looks like it randomly came out of nowhere. In order to make the kite look like a kite I would have to paint the string so its easier for a person to tell if its a kite or something else and pick a sensible color.
4. Identify effective strategies or goals to further develop and improve your artistic processes (this may include research, planning, your painting skills, time management etc.). Please remember, a successful piece doesn’t have to look “real.”
If I had planned well there wouldn’t be any weaknesses in my painting. I didn’t care at all in my planning and I really regret it. Due to my lack of planning I encountered up hills that made life harder for me. My planning didn’t only effect my painting it also effected my painting skills. I didn’t find enough information about painting techniques, and this might effect my paintings in future projects. Now I know how important planning is. If I have the opportunity to do this project again, I will work on my planning the most.