Fall 2014 Painting

Sketch "Hope"

Sketch "Hope"

Hope

Hope

 

Throughout the different stages of my process I’ll take on different roles. Those roles are parallel to the roles played in music. When I’m coming up with a new design or painting ideas I become a composer. A composer can hear the music in his head of what he/she wants to create in the same way I see the design, painting, or drawing I want to create in mine. When I’m planning out my ideas I make the transition from composer to soloist. A soloist has a single instrument he/she practices and studies. When drawing, I’m practicing and studying what I want to create. When I’m painting I become a conductor of a symphony. At this point the composer has created his composition and the soloist has rehearsed their part. The conductor’s job is to direct the ensemble in order to produce the music he wants. When I’m creating, Not only am I in guiding the medium but I’m also immersed in the music being formed. A soloist has a single instrument he practices and studies. Together, the marks create a symphony.

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What Music Looks Like

What Music Looks Like

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The painting above was a monochromatic still life. we basically had to paint in one color and focus on composition and values. this was my first oil painting and it was really fun. 

to the right is a black and white under-paniting. after we painted this we were supposed to put glazes of color on top of it. This technique is called greasile. 

Below is a painting about depression. Mainly my depression and how I feel when I'm dealing with it. It's like the happy side and sad side are fighting against each other to be dominant in the painting. I wanted to create a tension between them. I'm really happy how it turned out, 

I know that my focus in school is mainly graphic design but that doesn't mean I'm not involved in other aspects of art. For example: I also enjoy painting. Painting is an area that most people think about when they talk about art. This post is going to be about my paintings and how I approach my work. 

If you've read my artist statement you'll know that all my art emphasizes music as an influence on how and what I create.

A majority of my time in university has been spent on becoming a musician. Not just any musician; a violinist. But, although I had a deep love for music and the violin, I still felt like something was missing. The decision was made to cut out music from my life and peruse a different path. This led me to peruse visual arts. As I ventured deeper into the visual arts I kept on returning to music as source for my inspiration.

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The Hymn of Acxiom 

The Hymn of Acxiom 

Music is something that will always be immersed in my art. It’s become the way I view my process and how I would visually describe my art. I also enjoy experimenting with different ways I can incorporate music into my artwork. Each of my works has music to it. It can be a song that’s already been created or a completely new composition. I hear the music from when it’s being composed to the final chord. To me, my artwork is music.

 

Marching Band!

Marching Band!

I painted the marching band painting as a gift to the Colorado State University Marching Band. I'm also a part of the band. I play cymbals!! 

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Depression

Depression