Monday, April 13, 2009

Progress on the Minotaur

I have established the value and now it is ready for detail. This is due on Wednesday

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I wish summer would get here...

When I got home from class today, I started this little 6x12 painting. I had bought this canvas board a long time ago and thought it would make for a perfect beach scene since it was so elongated. The cold weather and snow flurries we are having sure does make me want to find a spot like this soon!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

My Neice and Nephew

I finished this drawing about a month ago of Mackenzie and Madden:) They are the coolest kids! I gave it to my brother and sister-in-law as a surprise. It's about 8 1/2 x 11

Friday, April 3, 2009

Design Class: The Minotaur

We had to choose a mythological creature and come up with our own design by combining visual materials and written documention of what features the creature exhibits. I have the basic line drawing complete and now I have to add the detail.

Yellowstone 2007: Black and White

When I found out that our first painting for Painting I was to be in black and white, I immediately knew that I wanted to paint a scene from my trip to Yellowstone National Park. There were so many reference photos to go through. I eventually decided on this one of a lone bison grazing in front of Old Faithful. He must have grown accustomed to the large crowds, because he never really cared that we were there. Overall, I am very pleased with this painting.

Elkmont Bridge Painting

I started my third painting for class on Wednesday and this is how far I have gotten. I have laid most of the colors in and got the arches fairly accurate:) This bridge is located in the Great Smoky Mountains NP in an old logging and resort community called Elkmont. My grandmother was born very close to this area around the time the park was being formed. We actually have a family cemetery up the road between the abandoned houses where descendants of the Trentham family can still be buried. I have uncles, aunts, and grandparents laid to rest there. It is so peaceful.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

High School Art

These two paintings were assigned in art class back in high school. We had to recreate two originals. The first one is widely recognized as Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace at Night. The second painting is The Garden by American artist Melborne Hardwick. I completed these sometime in 2002.