Doo·dle [ dood'l ] verb: A doodle is a small, mindless sketch (although some doodles may represent unconscious thought). People usually make doodles while bored or concentrating on something else, such as talking on the phone or passing time in lectures.
I took a picture YEARS ago (2002 or earlier) of a few red tomatoes on an otherwise dying plant. It turned out to be one of my favorite pictures.
I went to my parents house last weekend I took a few pictures. I got really excited when I saw my dad's tomato plants and hoped to recreate the old tomato picture I took... much to my dismay there were only green tomatoes!!!! Boo. But I still took pictures anyway:
I did this painting in the same class I did the painting from my last post. Our teacher set up a still life of run down drab things. It was our challenge to make an interesting composition and painting.
The last painting was 2'x2'... this one is 4'x4'. Needless to say it's quite large, I don't personally have it, my parents have it hanging in their stairwell... it's the only place that doesn't dwarf the wall and look awkward.
I have mornings and weekends free with my 12-8 work schedule, and the Art Center of Northern New Jersey is literally right down the street so I was looking at classes when I ran across a call for entries for a juried art show. I haven't done an art show since the photography one in February, I figure it's time to put myself out there again.
I know I do a lot of doodles and things, but I have a lot of projects I am still working on, and other projects I don't think are worthy (they dont allow all pieces into the show... hence the juried part)
I am going to enter the below painting I did in my painting class senior year of college... and the Washington Square Arc drawing.
I did almost all of this doodle panel in one night a few weeks ago... i know it's not done but it was enough to share!
(this panel displays to the directly to the left of doodle panel 2)
Enjoy your Saturday!!
**UPDATE!** I was looking at my blog after I posted my original blog (3 minutes ago) and I FIGURED IT OUT! I figured out how to finish my painting!! I figured out the missing piece to make it all look uniform and equal! Wooohoo!!
Now if only I was back at my apartment where my paints and canvas is located... oh well. The pool at my parents house will have to do for today, I can paint tomorrow.
This project was an assignment for my painting 1 class in the fall of senior year of college. The assignment was to paint a still life from a birds eye view. While the rest of the class chose fruits and pumpkins, I chose SHOES (after failing at fruit... twice) ! Needless to say I never finished attempt #3...
I kept the photo I took of my favorite shoes (at the time). I started working on it again around the holidays, and again last night.
I have to say my favorite is the brown Birkenstock clog (my favorite to wear and paint). And they honestly do look that worn/wrinkly and discolored! Though the dark black spot on the top is supposed to be/going to be a shadow... dont' mind it for now...
The pink shoe was a nightmare... I kept the second attempt, though I should have done it last since it's on top. I learned that later on when I did the two tiny pieces of shoe in the left hand corner.
I couldn't leave an (almost) white canvas hanging on my wall, so I worked on it for a good portion of yesterday. And ta-da. Now I have to figure out what's going in the rest of the white area... I did take out 2 smaller elements i had left in there last week.
I'm not admitting defeat with this painting, but i am struggling to figure out what to fill the rest of the white space with... i have since I started this painting. I don't want whatever colors I put there to look like a background... I want everything to look like its their for a reason, like everything is working together and equal.
I know it's been awhile... my work hours moved back 3 hours (12-8pm) and I'm having a little trouble adjusting to them. I have to cook my breakfast, lunch, and dinner before work, and when I get home, it's just about bed time. Even though I haven't had time to post, I have done a little bit of art work!
I made this birthday card for my boyfriend for his birthday, and a few other people got it too. I figured I created one last year or the year before birthdays... i figure I'll make a new one every year!
I went to one of my favorite places in the entire world last weekend... Manhattan! I go there very often since my boyfriend lives there, but i rarely take my camera.The past 3 days were my favorite pictures from the weekend.
(View while crossing the George Washington Bridge)