Project 2 – Hunter

So the style I chose was Fauvism. I was really drawn to it because it was primarily portraits which I absolutely love. I started by sketching a face but when I added the colors I didn’t like how it turned out so I just started over and tried a more organic route. Not to sound too cheesy or anything, but I just let my brush carry me through this piece and I actually like it a lot. It’s really different for me. I like that it captures emotions, personally, from sadness to sensuality, and I think that has to do with the style I chose. Two things that I had troubles with though were 1) I used a different paper than usual so that paint was sometimes difficult to use, but I think I like the grittiness and 2) the color scheme! I had planned to use the tetradic color scheme of red, orange, blue, and green, but when I restarted and set up my paints again, I accidentally used yellow instead of orange and I didn’t realize until halfway through, which at that point I couldn’t do much about it. I had a lot of fun with this and I can’t wait to see everyone else’s!


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  1. Hunter painted a fauvism style portrait of a woman with a small green heart in the middle of her forehead. Her face is shadowed by blue from the red maroon of her hair. The blue shadow continues down past the hair to the collar bone. The same red is the color of her lips, contrasted with the white to show a full lower lip.
    The green heart captures my attention, which is odd as it is only a small color compared to the rest of the picture. Even the red of the hair and lips to the blue of the shadows do not draw my attention as the little green heart does.
    Looking at this picture makes me feel cool and warm at the same time.
    I would definitely hand this painting on my wall. It reminds me of a Andy Warhol of Marilyn Monroe, except there is only one and the lines and colors are not as delineated.

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