I was a poor poor art student when I decided to start a blog documenting the process of my paintings, photography, drawings and journaling. Now a recent art grad, not much has changed other than the label and maybe a change of scenery.

February 15, 2010

painting is my chance to speak.

i'm in week 4 of the last semester, with a better sense of direction and now am starting the process of painting again. it's weird how just having images can give me a confidence boost, however i'm waiting till i get into the nitty gritty and panicking about how am i going to finish....in due time, in due time.

i thought i'd post some pics of the first painting, it's a SQUARE. it's about 3'5"x3'5" and it's of my grandma (Ba Noi) squatting down on the kitchen floor, cutting meat. most people find this comical, but i remember being slightly disturbed by this as a child. mid-day she'd get out the chopping board, slab some meat, grab the machete and take a whack. the noise, of the tool striking the meat on the floor, well it was an interesting experience as a 4 year old....you'd think i'd be a vegan, but i'm definitely not.

my ba noi, has been a constant in the family, the heart of the family much like the kitchen being the heart of the home. she uses modern age appliances, but creates passed down timeless meals. there's something to be said about that.

this drawing is freehand, with no use of projector...i'm hoping that i got the proportions well enough. i've found i understand what i'm painting better if i draw it beforehand. but this took some time, i definitely struggled with getting the characteristics of the facial features down. since she's my grandma i know what she looks like. it's never good to draw what you know, rather than what you see.

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