Oil

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The focus of this week has been learning to use oil paint and understanding its tendencies. Until this point I had only ever used acrylics. When Inka Essenhigh gave her Artist Talk, she mentioned she begins a lot of her works by, “pushing paint around.” I couldn’t fully relate to that action until a couple days ago when I pushed the same blob of paint around for hours. And they say there’s…

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Studies and Practice for Week 2

Studies and Practice for Week 2

This past week I have been working on gathering the pieces (research, studies, etc.) needed in order to begin working on my first painting of the semester. I began with doing blind contour drawings of stock photography in order to practice human features.

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After doing some more studies, I asked a friend to send me a recording of himself “describing a moment in his life that he views as being…

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Tchotchkes and Run-Ons

When I think about my favorite moments in life, I will without question go through my mental rolodex of memories small enough that if they were objects they’d be your grandmother’s tchotchkes from vacations you would’ve dreaded going on. Yes, there are monumental moments – getting engaged, giving birth, graduating – that would be your grandmother’s original Thomas Kinkade painting in comparison…

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The Dark Side

A few months before my high school graduation, I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to be a dermatologist or a stock photographer. I like to imagine I had reasons deeper than an expansive knowledge of Noxzema and an ability to take an unnecessary amount of photos. Today, I am not either of those things. But I did choose the right side – the dark side. 

When seeking advice for this decision, I went…

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