Anything worth doing will have struggles. But anything worth the struggle is worth doing ~ Megan Finsel

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Give Thanks...

For a loving family and good friends
For the blessings angels send
Give thanks
For clothes to wear and food to eat
For our hands and for our feet
Give thanks
For even in the dark there is a Light,
And dawn always breaks the night
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!
Psalm 107:1
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Follow the Pink-Brick Road

Aaaaand here is my fourth art project for this semester:

The goal was to take a photo from a magazine and extend it by mixing and matching our paint to the colors in the image. I chose this image because it reminded me of Venice Avenue here in Florida; we used to go there as a family when I was a kid and it's just one of my favorite places.
This assignment was a little difficult, but it was fun to see if I could replicate the artist's style.
So heres a challenge:

Can you find the photo in my painting?

Want to see my last project? Click: here 


Monday, November 12, 2012

With all our Love; Thank You!

To all the men and women who protect us
Who've put your lives on the lines for us
Who've sacrificed everything so we can sleep free at night
Who rise daily to win the fight
Thank you
For all that you do
And for all you have done
To make sure our freedom is won
We love you


God Bless our Troops!
Happy Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

When Space Horses Fly

Ok y'all, here is my third completed painting for this semester! By the way this and Broken but Beautiful were recently featured in an on-campus gallery show.

The Space Horse
This piece was a two-part project based on a collage I created from magazine clippings. Staying true to my love for horses, I chose a lot of equine related images. But the astronomy theme was totally unintentional! During our process crit I only had the gray on the bottom (intended to be wood) and most of the monochrome horse. Everyone in class thought the wood was actually a moonscape and someone christened it the "Space Horse" and, well, I just ran with it, lol. I love astronomy, too, so it was a perfect fit!
Wanna see my last painting? Click: here

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Color of Creativity

Oh boy... has it really been so long????? I know, this is waaaay overdue, I'm sorry. But thank you for being so patient and faithful! It's been a crazy few weeks (my life has consisted of namely home work, home work, and more home work -- sleeping, of course, is optional) and your patience is greatly appreciated. Y'all are awesome!
    Now, down to business, I have some paintings for you and I'll work on posting them over this week. So here is my second painting for this semester:

We were supposed to replicate a painting/image with two different color schemes. The top one is a Monochromatic blue-violet. The bottom one is an Analogous in green, blue-green and yellow-green. This class is making me look at color, art and life in a whole new way; I love it!
    Oh, by the way: all these colors are made from only primary red, blue and yellow. Including that gray background; it's made with fake black! The challenge is we can't use real black and have to mix ours from the three primary colors. Fun, huh?

Want to see my first piece? Click here