Friday, March 30, 2012

Painting is my one true love. Let's talk Landscapes.

Okay, friends. I know it's been a while, but I have a really good excuse--all my free time now goes to working on paintings for my two classes. I'm taking oil painting and watercolor. I like them both, but I prefer acrylic over either one.

My last couple of projects in my oil painting class are a landscape and a painting of my choice. For now I've decided to do an abstract landscape for the painting of my choice. I think I'll paint the top picture shown below for the traditional landscape painting, and I'm still trying to decide which landscape to abstract.

Any opinions? Are there any of these that you would or definitely wouldn't ever put on your walls? Since my taste in art is less representational I thought I could take the most traditional landscape (one of the two bottom photos) and abstract it--sort of paying homage to the tradition, but messing with it a little.

And I also applied for an internship in the Education department at the Springville Museum of Art. I'll let you know how it all turns out.

Arches, 2008

Arches, 2008

Sachsische Schweiz National Park, Germany, 2009
Sachsische Schweiz National Park, Germany, 2009

Alaska, 2008
Alaksa, 2008

1 comment:

bill cobabe said...

I love the top image and I can't wait to see the painting! (please post, if you would be so kind...)

The balanced rock would be a stunning abstract - the clouds are low and brooding, and there's a lot of tension and energy you could tap in to. The others remind me of impressionist paintings and the Hudson River school. More serene, and probably easier to approach. Either way, you're going to do well. :)