Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Inspiration

Abstract Expressionism
Art Deco
Marcel Duchamp
Jean-Michel Basquiat
William A Bouguereau
Byzantine art
Maurizio Cattelan (All)
German Expressionists
Kahleel Gibran (Jesus, The Son of Man)
the Human Body
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Carl Jung (Robert Johnson - Dream Interpretation)
Frida Kahlo
K pop
Jacob Lawrence
Rene Magritte
Marilyn Manson (The Long Hard Road Out of Hell)
Henri Matisse
Piet Mondrian
Paolo and Francesca
Rain (and lousy weather in general)
Ayn Rand (Anthem, The Fountainhead)
The Renaissance
Gerhard Richter
Strangers in Paradise (Graphic novel Series)
Henry Ossawa Tanner
To My Excellent Lucasia, Katherine Phillips (Poem)
George Frederic Watts

*I will probably go back and edit / add over time

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Where I'm At: New Stuff in Water Color

Though these etchings are from last semester, we recently did an assignment in my watercolor class in which we used an original printed image and water-colored over it. I had been wanting to do it for a while, so this was a great opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. At first it felt weird seeing the images in color, but after a week of them being dry, finished products, I am really liking the end result.
The assignment for next week is a diptych, as we start to think about the subject for a series of images to work on. Shown in order are my attempts at the assignment. Though we only need one, the first one didn't feel satisfying as a two-part image. I may end up just cutting it in half. After worrying about imagery and color and even techniques I want to work with, I took a deep breath, listened to some music, and the next one just sort of flowed out of me subconsciously.