Taking this class ended up being a good decision, both because of the people I met and fun times in class, as well as the paintings I had at the end! The majority of the semester was spent creating three paintings of a theme of choice. It was harder than I anticipated to select a theme, and even harder to find and select photos to paint. Eventually I decided, and the paintings below are the result of hours of painting...
This is the first painting I worked on. I took the original photo of a flower outside my old dorm.
(9" x 12")
The second painting, and probably my favorite. I actually took this photo from a friend's instagram when I saw it and fell in love.
(12" x 12")
The third and most difficult piece! The smaller rose on the right was actually not in the original and I had to make it up on my own. Roses are more complex than you'd think, but in my opinion this one turned out pretty well! The original photo is of a bouquet of roses my boyfriend, Carter, gave me on my birthday.
(9" x 12")
This collection is now hanging proudly over the couch in my parents' living room. My mom has been asking me to do something for the living room for a while now, and these actually match the colors and happy mood she's aiming for quite well!
Coming soon: A recap of the most wonderful time of the year, CHRISTMAS!, and some of my current most favorite ways to stay creative over Christmas break!