Lately in Art Class, we have been Working on a Project “Express Yourself – Portrait Painting”. In this Project we have picked a person and Painted that person. This Painting was not a Realistic Painting so you did not have to paint that person Realistically.
The Title of my artwork is “Nature”. It is called “Nature” because, as you can see their are lots of Animals and Nature. I have painted my Mom. The back ground is my Grandpa and Grandma’s place in America, California. I painted this back ground because, we go there every Summer and my Mom loves that place. I think she loves that place because, it is in Nature and because there are lots of Animals. Which my Family loves.
Before starting to Paint, we drew some Thumb Nail Sketches for planning the Sketch. For the Thumb Nail Sketch, I drew 4 Thumb Nail Sketches. After we have picked a Sketch from the Thumb Nail Sketch we started Drawing the Sketch on Paper. After we have Sketched all the Detail on to the Paper, we started painting. It took us a while to finish painting our painting. So I went a few times to the Open Studio which our Art Teacher “Mr. Reed” opens every Morning before School starts in his Art Room. The most hardest part in this Project was when I was painting. It was hard because, in my painting their was lots of details, so I had to use a really tiny Brush and paint the small bits.
In this Painting, I think my Strengths were the Gradation in the Sky. I thought my Strengths were the Gradation because, I tried my best on brush work. Especially near the Mountains. I think my Weakness in this painting was that I made the colour of the Grass and the Mountain were almost the same, and that the brush work on the Grass is not really good.
In this painting I tried to express the feelings that my Mom likes Animals and Nature. By painting lots of animals that lived there and some Trees and Mountains. If you look at my moms face, you can see that she is smiling. By the smiling face, I am trying to express that she loves that place and she is happy to be there.
If I were to do this painting again, I would try to come more to the open studio and try to change the Colour of the Grass and Mountains and maybe try to mix all kinds of Green and lastly, to try to do better on Brush Work.