Thursday, June 13, 2013

Digital Genius

This was a student that I had for digital photo several years ago. He has some of the projects from the class listed on his site.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I Love it ALL!

I have loved to create just about anything from mud pies to paintings since I was a small child. The thing I love most about art is that there are so many ways to express yourself. You don't have to pick just one area. That is one of the great things about being an art teacher as well is that there are millions of different art ideas and then each child expresses that idea in their own way. It is so much fun to see what inventive minds come up with when given a task.

Here are some of the pieces I have done over the years. I still like to dabble in a little bit of everything.

Drawing and Painting

Both of these paintings were inspired by the images of Giorgia O'keefe. The top one created with acrylic paint and the bottom with oil paint.

Watercolor Landscape

Van Gogh's Night Cafe'
Van Gogh's Night Cafe' with a contemporary twist

Mixed media drawing with pencil and sharpie.

 Abstract 1 and 2 point perspective pencil drawing.

 Sill life drawings with pencil.

 I did this project with my students. We rolled up magazine and glue them edge to edge to create a bowl.

 Abstract composition made with sharpie using texture and line.

 Pencil Drawing of my husband fishing.

 3D collage a made of our wedding to commemorate all the details of the day.

 Painting inspired by a quilt.

Fiber Arts

These are all quilts and bags that I have created on my own. They are not from a pattern. Most of these were commissioned based on a room, or desired colors.

Draw what you see, not what you think you see.

Optical Art Movement

Working with color and line variation to create an optical illusion.

Collaborating with Diego Rivera...

Okay not really, but we borrowed his imagery to create these amazing images.

Each kid was responsible for a square in the image.

Then we put them together to create a completed composition. Students learned the value of collaboration with their peers.


Working with a MARK! 
Making an Impression of what we observe in an abstract drawing using oil pastels to create that impresionist mark.

 Journal Entries

9 Designs created with value

Learning about value through a pencil drawing using a grid method.
We learned portraiture drawing with pencil. Students then added personal details too surround the image of themselves. 

Contour line gesture drawings to practice human form and movement.

 Learning about how Mandalas are created students were then able to come up with their own design, and create a color wheel out of it.

Just 5 lines and some shading is all it takes to create a fantastic abstract composition.


Putting a Perspective on Things
 Using 1 or 2 point perspective students came up with a city design.
Bring Texture to Life
 Using a shoe drawing created from a still life students filled each space with a texture using pen and ink.
A watercolor wash made an excellent backdrop for this textured abstract in pen and ink.
Juxtaposition in colored pencil