The summer of 2017, I attended the California State Summer School of the Arts (or CSSSA) and this is a painting I made depicting my experience, although in a more imaginative way. The car illustrates the road trip to CSSSA. While I was there, I ate donuts everyday, hence the many donuts that the car is driving towards. The squiggles in the sky represent how excited I was to be attending the program. And the rooster is simply there because on the drive, I remember thinking that the shape of the mountains looked like a rooster had stepped on it.
Acrylic paint on canvas.
14 x 11 in.
Commissioned pet portrait.
My hands are what I use to show my perspective of the world. They are my main tool for creating, and they enable me to translate my thoughts and ideas into something visual that I can share with other people. Because of this I believe my hands are the most important part of me, so by exaggerating their size, I made them the focal point of my painting.
I made this painting by first creating a collage using two photos from National Geographic. I then used this collage as a reference photo.
In life experience hard times where is sometimes feels like we're in a dark room. However, we eventually come out of this zone and enter a clearer state of mind.
Painted from a still life and focusing on the organic shapes that each value creates.
Acryla Gouache on illustration board.