Monday, February 27, 2012

Art Work from Painting 101

Lydia in a Ball
My sister Lydia resting on the family recliner. I rather like this painting because to me this refers the pain and secrecy that Lydia was going through over Christmas brake: On the outside she was colorful and bright but in reality she was hurting.  panted Jan. 2011

Self Portrat Painting
Self portrait painted in class. The horizontal foreground balances out the extreme vertical of the rest of the painting.  Colors: the red is meant to guide the viewers eyes in a triangle. painted Jan. 2011

Lydia being a Teenager 
Lydia in the green recliner once again. This painting was mainly done to study and experiment with color and light. The lamp my seam too much out of key but that is the point: its too bright. painted Jan. 2011

Preparing the Gifts
My Mother taking a quick snap shot of my youngest sister, Elizabeth, while she is humorously trying to pick up Christmas presents to put underneath the tree. This painting was meant to bring about a happy festive feel without to much of the norm Christmas colors.  Painted Jan. 2011

The life of a Teenager in 21 century 
Lydia Kate Bell once again. This painting was a play with red and green contrasting colors and also purple and yellow contrasting colors with a surprise of an off blue. Painted Jan. 2011

Overall Green
Aaron Wade Martin, he is the love of my life and to not get too mushy gushy this painting was to practice my scheme of foreground, middle ground, and back ground.  Aaron, is my easiest and hardest subject for my art because I am so close to him it is fun and easy to paint him however he is ... well he is Aaron, he makes everything dificult: thats his middle name. 

Caring the Cross
This painting was placed on my heart for what I have been struggling latley with my walk with my best friend, Jesus.  I have asked peoples true opinions on this painting and many like it, however I have gotten a few that have been disturbed by it and that is what I want.
 This painting is a symbolism of a choice between being a slave to yourself or being a slave to God.  The first outlook is the woman is carrying her own burden and because she is not asking for help she is slowly sinking into her own sins.  The second is that the Cross, which symbolizes Christ, is placing her into his blood for her to become a living sacrifice. 


  1. you already know that I like your stuff :)) you are very good at drawing the figure... it makes me jealous ;/ one day i will get there, i hope!

  2. ALL THE PEOPLE!!! laff I love your drawings and paintings of the figure. I love your color and composition too

  3. I love all of your paintings! You are really good with color and capturing the life and interaction of the people you paint. I like the way you give special meaning to each of your paintings. I hope we will have another painting class together.

  4. These are all very good! I can see them being illustrations in a book. Very stylized and reminiscent of earlier time periods, yet modern at the same time. I think the vivid color is what I like the most.

  5. As I told you last time, I LOVE the first painting♥♥ you used complementary color of red and green, I know these colour relationships are very difficult to matching. Each figures are very lifelike(^∇^)

  6. I love how how every color in this picture compliments one another. The blending in the picture helps with the movement of it. I get soooo much from the picture without even reading the description! I love everything about it! I instantly caught the meaning of the picture and the color caught my eye immediately!!!