I'm Keira! I'm 19 and this is my art blog. I will be posting some of my personal art here along with my college coursework. If you have any questions then shoot me a ask!

 

Light painting! Did this in photography and is was super fun even if I did manage to burst a glowstick all over my hands.

These are photos for the sculpture project. We were asked to team up with another art class and create sculptures around the college. The theme was Shelter. My team chose to make ours with the theme of rubbish. We built a shelter in the student lounge and covered it in rubbish.

I think this was a intresting project but I had issues with the rest of my team and felt that the work was not divided evenly between us. I do like how the sculpture looked though.

A big study piece we had to spend most of the day on. Not too sure how I feel about it. Paint, charcoal, ink and biro.

A big study piece we had to spend most of the day on. Not too sure how I feel about it. Paint, charcoal, ink and biro.

Mood boards! I have had to make a lot of these this year and I have just finished another one that I haven’t got a photo of yet. I like how most of these have come out but if I could re-do them I think I would change a lot around. Especially with the organic and synthetic one.

Drawings of hallways in the college. These were done a good while ago and I’m not too pleased with them now. They seem really warped and expressive. One is in crayons and the other in charcoal.

Photos from my sketchbook. These are some of my prints, most of them were done at the start of the year and I think I could do a lot better with them.

Art by Edvard Munchand Käthe Kollwitz.

Expressionism is a term used to describe art that originated in Germany in the begining of the 20th century. It is an artistic style in which the artist attempts to depict not objective reality but rather the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse in him. They accomplish this aim through distortion, exaggeration, primitivism, and fantasy and through the vivid, jarring, violent, or dynamic application of formal elements. Strong colours and visable, free brushwork is used. It can be seen as an extension of Romanticism.

The term “Expressionism” is usually associated with paintings, graphic work, and other forms of artistic practice in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century that challenged academic traditions, particularly the Die Brückeand Der Blaue Reitergroups.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Gary Wood was born in Bradford West Yorkshire in 1955. In 1983 to 1986 he studied Ceramics at The University Of Cumbria under Jim Malone.Gary Wood’s tiles are rolled by hand and he adds texture to them using stamps and textured rollers. He uses slip glazes and pigments to add colour to the them.

I like the textures and interesting colours on his tiles. I think the blues look the best and they way they flow with the texture make them look a lot like waves.

(Source: garywoodceramics.co.uk)

Works by Alphonse Mucha and Alfred Wagon.

Art Nouveau is characterised by an elaborate ornamental style with sinuous linearity and flowing organic shapes based on plant forms. It can be seen most effectively in the decorative arts, for example interior design, glasswork and jewellery. However, it was also seen in posters and illustration as well as certain paintings and sculptures of the period.

(Source: artrepublic.com)