Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Oil paints

My goals in this piece was to use vibrant colors. I was most surprised at the texture of the paint and how you could easily blend the colors. The main purpose was to have the colors pop and work with each other.  The hardest challenge personally was mixing the paint. I couldn't get the colors I desired. My art looks really good at the top of the iron. The mixture of blue, gray, and purple create an interesting effect. I feel that the reflection/shine looks very cool. Also I like the colors on the handle. Another point of this project was to have shadows that weren't logical colors. I was inspired by Wayne Thiebaud. In most of his artwork, he uses very bold colors. He would make the reflections on the metal the color you would least expect. If I could do this over i would have picked something with brighter colors or different composition. I feel that a different composition could really make the painting more interesting. Although the composition lacks creativity, I feel that my use of colors makes up for it.