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Concepting

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Below are some photos of concept ideas and student work I have uploaded to my scraps page.

During last semester’s painting class we had to keep a painting journal and try to develop concepts for future large scale painting. I’m not really sure how well it turned out, but it was nice working on something that didn’t feel like as large of a commitment as a canvas painting. It gave me a chance to experiment and concept out ideas that have been lurking in my head and find out whether they were a good or bad idea. I also attempted to transfer images from photos I’ve taken using acrylic mediums. That part didn’t turn out super great, but now I know that I still have a lot of trouble shooting to do.

The second to last image is actually an illustration assignment. It was made using gouache, india ink and watercolor with the wash out technique. You paint everything you want to appear in the final product using gouache paint than saturate the entire paper with india ink, let dry and rinse in the since. The remaining black areas are where the watercolor paper had been left untouched. I then touched up areas with watercolor because the gouache came up too much in some places.

The third to last image is a piece Jason, my husband, and I collaborated on for fundraising auction at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia.


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