Thursday, April 30, 2009

Late Nights Promise A Nice Summer...

Less than 3 weeks left of classes. As I've been saying constantly, there's so much work to be done.
3 Self Portraits.
Final Drawing Portfolio.
Final Oil Painting.
Manikin illustrations.
Art History final.
Make-up work for Structural.


Not too mention the scramble for money. The state of Ohio dropped grants from private colleges so I'm not getting anything extra like I expected to. I have to write up ANOTHER appeal letter.

I have my schedule for next semester tho. 18 credit hours.
My thursdays are going to be ridiculous once again. 8am to 9:30pm. At least I'll have my short Fridays again.

Drawing Workshop
Draw II
Writing and the Arts
Digital Design and Type
Art History
Drawing Workshop
Draw II
Writing and the Arts
Painting II
Color Con
Art History

Pile it on. The quicker the better.
Also figured I'm going to most likely take a majority of my basic pysch classes for my art therapy minor over at Columbus State . It'd be cheaper and I can take them over the summer or whatnot to speed up the process. Doing this will save room for more of the fine arts course I want too.

This is the silverpoint drawing I've been working on. Model Katie again. Lovely.
I've decided to make silverpoint a goal of mine. I'm way too heavy handed and this is a lot darker than it should be. You need an intense amount of patience to do silverpoint. Soft, smooth lines are the key. Erasing is pretty much not an option, hence the need to take your time. It forces you to think before you make a mark.
I actually liked silverpoint a bunch.
back to work.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Progression of Deliciousness..

Overwhelmed! It's awesome and upsetting at the same time. Putting my schedule together for next semester. Tweaking a few extra details. The real issue though is finding a way to pay for it all next semester...

Went to the Tolstedt show the other day with Christopher and Katie. First off the gallery was far from your ordinary set up. This house in a quaint house in the German village. All the artwork was hung around the place as one would just hang art in their home. I kind of liked it in that setting. It really added to the whole feeling of the work. 

I have to say. Seeing the images I've posted here on my blog is NOTHING in comparrison to seeing these drawings live and right in front of you.

Most of his drawing are done in colored pencil but a few are drawn in Silverpoint [which we're going to learn starting tomorrow! *glee!*] Yeah, drawing with actual silver.

Also showing at Keny gallery was Ray Kleinlein who actually studied under Tolstedt. He does still life work as well but in oil. And he cakes that stuff on! Amazing though.

So now, my attempt. 
Here are some progress shots of the long, tightly rendered still life assignment for Drawing class. Cookies! done in prismacolor pencils.

Not completely finished yet. I'm actually finishing it up right now. Have a pre-portfolio review in class tomorrow. Going to go over EVERYTHING I've done for the class to prep for the finial portfolio review and assignment.

Here's the set-up for the Cookie Still Life. Had the cookies stacked up in my kitchen cabinet. Safest place for them so they wouldn't get disturbed for the few weeks and no worry about if Eevee would eat them or something :( Set up a small lamb IN my cabinet to give light. I sat pretty much in the kitchen sink to draw the still life. What artists will do in the name of art...

The cookies are beyond stale now. Sad since I've been holding back from eating them since I set up for the drawing.

I'll take a final photo of the drawing as soon as I can. I'm also going to try and get some scans of some a few of my other works.

Summer's coming. I'm super excited, aren't you?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Grey Days Are Best For Getting Work Done...

Got a lot of my assignments either finished or at least half done. Except Structural.. damn structural...

I did get back my paintings of Christopher that I did for our Modulation Project in Color Con.

Another long day tomorrow, as all Thursdays are for me. At least it begins with the continuation of our two-day tightly rendered figure drawing! <3

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Acrylic Homicide...

i have a table top to work on now. Whoo, going up in the world! Few things I've been working on this afternoon. Above is the beginnings of my painting for Color Con. Yep that's the AZ mountains again...

My red acrylic pant exploded suddenly, thankfully in the ziplock bag and not all over my floor. Only the Phalo Blue Green suffered as witness to the carnage. 
Add going to the supply store for another tube to my TO DO list for tomorrow. 

Sweet Success Drawing Near...?

I have never been so overwhelmed! In a good way though. We're coming down to the last month or so of the semester and I have tons of projects to work on. I'm really trying hard to get things together. 

Art History Paper.
Triad Painting for Color Con.
Bunches of Structural.
...and that's just the start.

I better get back to work. 

BTW, Lowell Tolstedt [the colored pencil artist from my last post] has a gallery show here in Columbus at Keny Gallery in the German Village going on now through May 4th. I think I might stop by in between my pile of work tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Still Lives Are More Alive Than You Think

We've reverted back to still lives in Drawing Class. Just for a while.  We're focusing on tight rendered drawings. As well we've been messing around with colored pencils.
We also have a major homework assignment where we are creating still lives at home.
I'm more of a figure drawing girl and it's a bother somtimes drawing a still life, especially when I have a hard time finding the object interesting.
Because of this and painting a still life in Painting class I felt like sharing some still life artists that I found who take ordinary objects and make them amazing!

Tom Gregg. Oil.

Lowell Tolsteadt. Colored Pencil. Former Dean of Fine Arts and Professor at CCAD.

Chris Wright. Oil. 

Glen Holland. Oil. Local Columbus Artist.


Sunday, April 5, 2009


The final result of my last 3d assignment. Take a cubism piece and recreate it in 3d using paper materials.  My artwork,  Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending A Staircase No.2 
Made from mat board and hot glue. I fail at 3d anything so I'm pleasantly surprised with how this came out. 
This was due this past Thursday but class was cancelled so it's currently in the backseat of my car. Probably not the best place for it :/

I'm going to be strictly focus on school work these next few weeks. 
Or, as best I can that is. 
It's so easy to get behind here, staying on top of things is so important. 
I was behind on my paintings of Christopher for my Modulation project. I literally turned them in without a minute to spare. My teacher was packing up her things to leave her last class of the day as I came flying in. Miracle. 
I'll post finals after I get them back.