Monday, March 26, 2012


Here's the rest of the paintings, I have another little one that may or may not be used for my "poster" of my show outside the slusser gallery during the actual senior thesis show but it's still wet in the painting studio and not finished so I don't have a photo of it. I put my work up this saturday!! All of the backings are on the paintings, everything is dry, and everything is photographed and ready to go! So excited! All I need to do now is set up the show, and then work on research and writing my thesis which will be a relief!! So excited about this year coming to a close and can't believe I met my goal of having this many pieces! I'm still debating about using those two other studies in my final show or not or even using them as posters etc. We'll see, I'll ask people on wednesday during class since I've got some time now. Here's the rest of my pieces!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

So close to the finish line!

So I've been working mostly on painting itself rather than writing anything for about 3 weeks now and I'm finally done with all of the painting which is awesome and feels amazing. Now I am focusing a lot on figuring out just how to photograph everything and make sure that they texture, lighting, and color is all making sense and doing the paintings justice. So far I think I've done a good job, I decided to photograph them outside rather than inside to avoid glare. I edited the ones I am about to put on here and I personally think they look pretty good. I have only gotten 6 of them photographed though so I've got about 4 more to do. Yay!! Can't wait to be done, ready to focusing on the writing of the actual thesis. Also the colors of these photos when put onto the blog are kind of off and not as saturated as the actual photos that I took along with the actual paintings themselves.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Ready! Set! Paint!

I'm back and ready to work and finish 3 new pieces. I think I'm going to change that red piece in the hallway to a deep plum maroon color and then decide what color to put overtop. I also am going to make a mint colored one I believe and do a bright bright purple drip over it, and then I have one more canvas to work on and hopefully I can get all of these rolling within the next few weeks I have left. I don't see it being difficult, since I'm now really just going with the flow and not over analyzing my painting technique like I have been in the past. Hope it all works out! Gonna be a few all nighters for sure.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spring Break, Get Back to Work!

So I have everything for my show basically finalized, which is really exciting and kind of takes a bit of the pressure off. However... I have to have all of my work finished and ready to hang by March 31st!!!! Which is soon approaching!! Thankfully I am bringing a piece back from home that is partially done so I will have 6 pieces that are in the works. I got the dimensions from the art director of the common cup as well so I will be doing those measurements soon and visit the site upon arrival back in ann arbor to get a real feel for the space. I am really anxious to see how everything turns out and am glad that I am having my show on Saturday the 14th rather than Friday the 13th with everyone else so I can see their shows and hopefully people will come to mine as well. This year seems honestly like it has just begun and now it is coming to a close. I really need to work on my thesis as well, which I have been tinkering with here and there and have had Miss Spencer help me with! I'm really hoping that everything comes together, I've gotten a real sense of my work I think and have really hoenstly decided that things fall into place, and that is what my work is about, or at least what is has become about. Aesthetics, process, frustrations working themselves out through exploration and experimentation. I'm hoping that everything turns out for the best, and we'll just have to see :)