Painting I - Fall Semester 2013

  • Self portrait. The assigned color palette was limited to ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, yellow ochre and titanium white.
     
    Oil on canvas board.
    14" X 18"
  • My first palette knife painting and an in-class assignment. Color palette was limited to ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, and titanium white.
     
    Oil on canvas board.
    14" X 18"
  • Master copy of Silence by Henry Fuseli; ca. 1799-1801.
     
    Oil on canvas board.
    14" by 18" 
  • Still life in the style of Henry Fuseli. The master copy was meant to serve as an introduction to the artist's approach. 
     
    Oil on canvas board.
    14" X 18" 
  • My first abstract painting. This is a revision of the original assignment, which I did not find satisfactory or reflective of my abilities.
     
    Oil on canvas.
    20" X 20" 
  • Interior space painting done in shades of gray or neutrals. 
     
    Oil on canvas board.
    14" X 18"
  • In-class figure painting assignment.
     
    Oil on canvas board.
    18" X 24"
  • Portrait of Georges Méliès. Part of a series of three portraits. This portrait had to use two colors plus white. 
     
    Oil on canvas board.
    11" X 14" 
  • Portrait of Jean Paul Sartre. Second painting in a series of three portraits. This portrait had to be done with a palette knife and had to utilize color intensity. 
     
    Oil on canvas board.
    11" X 14" 
  • Portrait of my freind, Sam. This is the third painting in a series of three portraits. There were no stipulations for this portrait. 
     
    Oil on canvas board.
    11" X 14"
  • Faded Glory
     
    This painting had to depict three "things." The vagueness of the things was intentional so that this project was open to expression. I chose to paint an object in a space with a light source. On a secondary level, the painting is meant to be a portrayal of distaste in consumerism and genetically modified patriotism by way of damaged idealism and visual mood.
     
    Oil on canvas.
    20" X 20"
  • There are a majority of aspects in our lives that we have come to accept as regular or ordinary. They shape us to have a limited range of thought in what we perceive to be conventional. Perhaps this is what causes us to have such intrigue in those things that seem to remain in flux between the real and the surreal. These aberrant objects allow us to stretch our minds and consider questions of our own quirks, idiosyncrasies, and unconventional aesthetic preferences. In this series of four 11” X 14” paintings, I hoped to capture the natures of these universal oddities in their guise of temporal commonplaceness. 
    These four paintings are part of a series depicting bizarre objects in fairly ordinary environments, bolstering their quality of unconventionality. 
     
    Oil on canvas board.