Project 2: Cubism


This is done on painted plywood, spraypainted blue as the backdrop with orange, purple, and yellow accents. I based it off the rigidity of some of the cubist works I saw, and for lack of better terms extended into actual ‘cubes’ to attempt depth in a color piece. For me, colors are very in the face and hard to tone down at times, except in very small amounts, as in grayscale mixed with just a hint of one color. The lighting kept reflecting where I’m at, and flickering at times, so this was the best version I could get. Ah, remote camps…

I wanted to capture a sense of movement, not sure if I have. Perhaps when I get home and have better lighting I’ll be able to take a better photo of this, which will adequately level the piece. The lighting makes it fade at the top :/

Project #2 – Lauren F.

I’m getting a little bit better at keeping up with the schedule!  Here’s my project #2.


I decided to do a little research into Fauvism, which was discussed at length in my last Art History class, “History of Modern Art.”  I appreciated the Fauvist movement, because it was really bright and colorful and aggressive.  Fauvists got their name because of their tendency to disregard reality in an aggressive way; their name springs from the French for “wild beast.”

Of course, this style appeals to me because I tend to get frustrated trying to make things look as they do in real life.  Choosing to replicate a style that refuses reality is an obvious choice for me.

When I researched Fauvism, a lot of portraits came up, but I had been drawing people all day, so I decided to work with a boat, sort of playing off the more complex harbor scenes of Raul Dufy and Andre Derain.

I don’t think I was quite successful, though.  Fauvism tended to favor /chunks/ of color, where I used a lot of lines.  I tried to make up for it by using obvious brush strokes in the clouds, but I think with all the very linear reeds in the water, it was kind of too late.  I also didn’t leave very much white space, which fauvists did on occasion.

I think a little more attention to making my brushstrokes more chunky and painterly would have improved this scene drastically.  Also, perhaps more of an areal perspective would have been more true to the movement.

I loved the Tetredic color scheme though!  It allowed me to use really rich colors which made a warm, sunset-like scene.  I think the greens, blue-greens, oranges and red-purples were gorgeous.

Bridget Jensen: Project 2

I decided to study the abstract Expressionism period 1946-1960’s. I had fun with this piece, it made me let loose a feel the brushes more than being so technical as I feel I normally am. I picked the color scheme because I like all the colors in it but one that was the rusty yellow color. I created something that to me expresses just letting going and having fun which is what I like to do, have fun.  

Abstrac expressionalism

Jackie project 2

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Jackie Turley. Insightful, Acrylic on canvas, Winter 2015, Canvas, 18 X 24 inches,

(Green, Red, Violet, yellow)

I decided to go with a surrealism theme. I am fascinated by faces and expressions more than anything else so a lot of my art revolves around eyes. I am a fan of surrealism mostly because of the random dreamlike quality that i portrays. I decided because of this I should probably base my design form a dream I had couple days ago. Each of these creatures played some role in my dream, and I at some point or another had control over their bodies (basically  I was them for short periods of time).  I did have a main creature who was essentially  dream me, and she would be the one in the middle. It was a very complex dream and I will not detail it all here since it was to long. I think that I captured the basic elements of it though, and it was fairly fun to paint. I think I’m getting a bit better with the camera, though the lens flare is still evident at the top of the head.

Project 2-Winston


I chose to do a painting in the form of fauvism. Fauvism was a movement from 1889-1908 that had intense and vivid colors that were exuberant and non-naturalistic. The intensity of the colors was used to describe light and space and redefined color to show an artist’s emotion.

The colors I used were blue-violet/blue-green/red-orange/ yellow orange. I did use some hues, adding some white in the blue-green and the blue violet, in order to put in some more contrast. I think the only thing I would have done differently in this painting is that I would have switched the colors of the red-orange and the lighter hue of blue-violet that is the main background color. This also means that I would have had to change the colors of the top fins in order to offer some contrast. o

Project 2 – Patty


I am absolutely drawn to Abstract Expressionism, and tried to incorporate some of the aspects of the movement into this piece I titled “Stairway to Heaven,” inspired by a recent near death experience!  It didn’t turn out as I had hoped, but I used the complementary pairs yellow orange/blue violet and blue green/red orange and gave it my all.

Joel S – Project 2

HouseFauvist House, Joel Sturm, Acrylic on Paper, 18×24″

I decided to to my painting the the Fauvian style. I did this because after this weeks exercise, I was a bit disheartened by my most recent attempt at a portrait. Since Fauvism has a lot of brightly colored portraits, it seemed like the right road to redemption. I gotta say, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! I wasn’t originally planning on painting Hugh Laurie, but after literally google image searching “face” for a test to see how I’d shade a Fauvist  portrait, this striking promotional image from House came up, and I decided it would be perfect. Dude’s got plenty of dimension to his face. I’m also really glad I spent all of yesterday painting the other exercises and getting more of a feel for paint thickness and shading. I think that the tetradic color scheme was really awesome to work in, giving you two sets sets of contrast and two shading gradients.

Gloria Project 2

IMG_3927Gloria Kimmel Surrealism Size 18×24 inches

I choose Surrealism and the color I use were orange and blue, yellow and violet. I have paint a pumping creating as spider and the spider wed have the chest table game with different color with same concept.

Surrealism began early 1920 and its known for visual artworks and writings, to create strange creatures from everyday objects and developed   painting that allow to express itself.

Project 2-Devante Owens

I chose to focus on abstract expressionism and did a piece that is more grounded to reality.  I used splatter techniques as well as drips to create a lot of the effects.  The colors are supposed to be red, purple, yellow, and green.  The yellow ended up mixing with the green so I got a really bright green instead of a pure yellow.  I think I am going to go out and buy some actual purple paint because I’m never very happy with the way it comes out when I mix it.  I did have a lot of fun with this and kinda wish I could have taken it further and done more splattering.  I was worried that the paper could not handle it though because it started to buckle after I did the drips and wash since they require a lot of water.  Colors_0001