Monday, December 12, 2016


My goals and intentions during this oil pastel were to explore the different contrasts between colors and how mixing multiple colors can make a gray, and bringing out certain colors can increase the depth.  I accomplished this by bringing out certain shades of blue and green and red to create the marble effect on the mirror. What surprised me the most was the versatility of the white. I could use the white to blend two colors together. My drawing is about the contrast of color and the point od light. 

The most difficult part of this was the mixing colors together to achieve dark colors, without using gray or black. I added a base then scraped away and added another layer after repeating this multiple times I achieved the dark colors that I needed. I saw shadows and values rather than basic shapes. 

I can bring the use of multiple colors to create a unique color into my next composition. I really like the way Kaelyn used a lot of different colors to create the shine on the lipstick case. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

4 A.M.

My goals and intentions for this charcoal drawing were to explore the stark contrast between the whitest of lights and the darkest of shadows. 


Friday, November 4, 2016


My goals and intentions for this artwork were to replicate the takeout carton in a realistic way. I also tried to create interesting moments of light throughout the drawing.
I accomplished this by measuring each line and angle with my charcoal twice before actually drawing it. I accomplished the moments of light by casting an interesting light on the carton and using the 
flat side of my eraser to create the sharp light on the side of the chopstick. I was surprised that instead of just using the white chalk that I could erase those small moments of light with my eraser. My drawing is about shadows and moments of light.

The most difficult challenged I had to face was the fingerprints and smudges. I met this challenge by not using my fingers to blend. I would blend with paper towels or my eraser. I experienced the shift in right brain artistic thinking when I saw shadows and light rather than 

I can bring how to measure angles into my next drawing. I can also bring just seeing shadows and light into my next drawing rather than seeing lines. 

I like the way the lines and different values on Josie's charcoal flow almost seamlessly into each other rather than having sharp lines separating two different values. 

If I had a do-over I would probably make the dark black lines flow more seamlessly into the white and gray around it. 

I feel best about  the sharp moments of light on the chopsticks. 

Monday, October 31, 2016


Artist statement: 

My goals and intentions for this charcoal drawing were to explore the different compositions you can achieve through charcoal. I accomplished this by using vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, my eraser, and white chalk. One thing that surprised me the most was that once you covered something with black charcoal it is hard it get the paper as white as the paper originally was. my artwork was about the compositions of different shadows and the way they cast across the pumpkin. 

The most difficult part was adding the shadows. I met this challenge by holding my charcoal up to measure the angle. My drawing really works where the stem meets the shadow cast across the top of the pumpkin and into the shadow. I can bring how to measure angles into my next drawing so my angles are a more accurate depiction of the sculpture.

I like the way Angela illuminated the indentations of the pumpkins with white along the black lines. It made the lines really pop out and add to the dimensions of the pumpkin. If I had a do over I would take out the harsh lines and make them a little softer and blend more easily into the white. 

The best part is the way the stem curves around. I was surprised I got it to look almost the same as it did in real life. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016


Some things I obsess over are: 

Tea and food 

Sunsets and sunrises 


Through my word adventure, I wanted to explore the different values of the shadows. I accomplished this by using three of my different B pencils. For the lighter shadows, I used the 2B pencil, for the medium shadows, I used the 4B pencil, and for the darkest shadows, I used my 6B pencil.  What surprised me the most about this drawing was how some of the shadows and letters could overlap and blend into each other. The most difficult challenge I had to face had to be the thickness of my letters. Some of the letters were very thin and I had to keep adjusting my viewpoint or the light to get a decent shadow. I learned that I do not need to always draw a line to imply that there is a line there.  One of my favorite things about this piece are the unintentional folds and crinkles in the paper add to the sense of the word.

Monday, October 3, 2016

what F A M I L Y means to me

These are my friends, Caroline, who we all call Carol, Emily, Olivia, and Rachel,
 in others words my second family. 
We're dysfunctional, but we make it work. 
They always know how to brighten my day.

This is my older sister Olivia. 
She's annoying and bossy
but she's my sister. 
So I guess I'm stuck with her 

This is Deb, my wonderful mother.
She promptly yelled at me for taking this. 
My mom is supportive and helps guide my sister and I in the right direction
I couldn't ask for a better mom

This is my dog Drake, he's a bluetick coon hound that we rescued from the shelter.

This is my other dog, Rosie, she's a mischevious mess of a dog. 

This is Bosco our cat. We've had him for almost 17 years.
Wen he was younger he would go outside and bring us dead baby squirrels and birds. 
Now he's older and he has diabetes, so he stays in the basement. 

This is our other cat, Patches. We found her in our barn. 
She is why we can't have nice things. 
She tears up any type of bag she can find,
She tears up the couches and  chairs
and she gets fur all over them. 
She also stays in the basement, so she can't destroy everything

Wednesday, September 7, 2016