Here’s a Color Theory acrylic paint project. The objective was to show form with points of color. I used a Wayan Kandiyasa sandstone statue, called “Woman’s Nature,” as my still life subject. I’m starting to enjoy acrylic paint but watercolor is still my preference.
October 18, 2010
Introduction to Media Production was a third 2010 spring class. We learned about studio equipment and different jobs on a movie set. Now, when I read movie credits, I know what a gaffer and a best boy do!
One of our assignments was to share two digital images: one that illustrated depth of field and another that showed the use of longer shutter speeds. These are both images from downtown Denver.
We also presented a class speech that included images and imbedded video clips. My topic was about current unmanned space missions and was titled, “What’s Up in Space?”
Another of my Spring 2010 classes was an experience in Visual Thinking. We began with Illustrator design assignments and ended with a more polished print project. The initial squares were arranged to convey a descriptive word.
Then there was the design created from the letters of my name. I attempted to conceptualize a scene from outer space.
There were two assignments that involved a self-portrait. The first was an exercise in using Illustrator’s pen tool to trace a photo and the second assignment was to affect a scanned image in Photoshop. I used the Illustrator line drawing as one of the Photoshop layers—to simulate the pencil sketch of a watercolor painting.
Choosing a graphic designer and presenting his work was the beginning of a multi-faceted project. We studied the designer; created a printed work that was, conceptually, in the designer’s style; and then posted Dreamweaver Web pages that also followed our selected designer’s style. I chose Max Bill.
October 12, 2010
There are several assignments from my Spring 2010 class that were opportunities to explore the world of digital images. The primary software was Photoshop and the images were my photos.
There are four 16″ gallery wrapped canvas prints. The intention was to create texture from images of water—clouds, surf foam, beach sand, and a river splash. I selected complementary colors in the Okinawan surf and Daytona sunrise, so the pieces that were hung together would have visual impact.
Another assignment was to design postcards and mail them to our instructor, Natascha Seideneck. I used clear envelopes and custom stamps to mail my water bird cards. The cut-out shapes in the cover textures were from a Visual Thinking design assignment. The digital watercolor Photoshop effect was also explored in Visual Thinking.
Creating a virtual gallery was a challenge in photo editing, perspective, and lighting. I took photos during a class fieldtrip to RedLine Gallery. The gallery artworks were digitally taken off the walls and my virtual gallery images were inserted into the clean digital space. The virtual experience begins with the gallery entrance and concludes with the metalwork statue outside the door. The virtual fine art photography exhibit includes a walk through time with landscape photographers, Ansel Adams, Christopher Burkett, John Fielder, and me. My four digital images are posted separately, after the virtual show.