Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Statement one: The central idea of my concentration is the effect both light and shadows have on moving figures. Loosely, this translates to action shots of sports. I take a picture, and try to recreate it in a new way, finding the most defined shadows and rays of light. I try to find the best picture that will convey well with my theme. The medium I usually use is oil paint, because I love the thickness of the paint and the way it appears on canvas. Recently, I have been asked to step out of my comfort zone. Reluctantly, I agreed and started working with cut paper. So far, it has really opened my eyes to how many mediums I can use, and still have the same grip on my concentration idea.
To enhance my concentration idea, I have decided to branch out of oil medium and try new ways of expressing my concentration. So far, I have tried oil, and now cut paper. I will continue branching out and using mediums such as ink, charcoal, and chalk pastel.
I am "kicking it up a notch" with this piece because I have not done this before. It is a whole new medium for me to experiment with. With this piece, I am not only exploring the medium choice, but also the values of light and dark. Instead of using colors that match the picture, I am looking at the picture in black and white, and matching the colored paper with the correct value. It is crazy colorful, and definitely out of my comfort zone!
Statement two: The new idea for my concentration is to explore more ideas. Not to limit myself to sports photos, but to other figures as well, such as dogs or everyday people. I would also like to explore more mediums.


  1. You have a very strong statement of purpose! Your first paragraph is a textbook example of a concentration statement .Now, Can you pull it off in time ? You have only this month to accomplish your goal.Not a moment can be wasted. You should have 2 or more going on at once since they are simple layouts.

  2. one more comment... please finish the clothing before the skin. You may find the value you picked for the skin is too bright. the grey paper, to me, seems a closer value. Just be sure , ok?