This piece resulted from a speech about a first hand experience during 9/11. I feel a great sense of peace and balance through this piece, which reflects some themes from the presenter. Although very organic, geometry keeps its form in order. Often times, I look at old work and just feel that something is missing. I may … More Fall Convocation Piece-Review
After some classes in Drawing Fundamentals, I took a strong interest in observing for accuracy. It takes a good amount of effort to shut of the symbolic brain and draw what I actually see rather than what I think I see. For example, drawing a piece of paper on a table is difficult. The reason … More Key Chain Still Life
“Do What the Better Version of Yourself Would Do.”- together we churn, ThinkGrowProsper I love this short quote. It is the best way to ask “What would you do?” You will find that giving advice to others about their lives is difficult. I do not mind giving advice to my closest friends or family members … More Ask the Expert: You
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”- Aristotle I like this quote because it speaks to the subjectivity of art. The truth is that there is not one common reality between us, because of the various connotations people place on objects, people, and locations. Meaning … More Why Does This Matter?
“Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.” @thinkgrowprosper Often, you will find that what you think or worry about comes into existence. The reason for this being that the mind is a very powerful tool. What you concentrate on will come true. So if you want to be happy and create beautiful things, … More Positivity
I would consider this piece to be a drawing rather than a painting. The reason for this being that the process of painting in watercolor has so strong of a drawing foundation. The watercolor used simply highlighted the lines of a quick pencil sketch, while adding chroma to the image.
This piece is one of three which were impromptu pieces during a speech. The inspirations for each mark can with the words of the speaker.
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams I personally think that a lot of individuals have been taught to fear mistakes. As children, were were rewarded for perfection, while condemned for mistakes. I think that it is important to look at the positive side of mistakes: … More Some Mistakes Are Good to Keep
This portrait study took a great amount of focus. It was difficult at first (trying to understand the angles and structure of the body, before manipulating the surface to look like the subject’s skin), but I learned a lot through every brush stroke. It exercised my ability to paint what was in front of me, … More Second Portrait – Female Medium Close Up