Tag Archives: painting

I’ve Scrapped All of my Sketches-Cleo

…and I’ll tell you why. This semester a key part in every piece that I have done is improvisation. The guitar line and drum beats in the song were improvised. Much of my dance was choreographed in a trial and error improvisation method. I went in with a clear head, and allowed art to happen. I’ve never thought of visual art that way. It’s always been something carefully planned or meticulously copied from reality. But when I was gathering sources for my project’s Works Cited, I gathered lots of sources focused on creating visual art using musical improvisation techniques. As someone who primarily identifies herself as a musician, this speaks to me. And since reading these articles I’ve become infatuated with the idea. And so I’ve decided to try something entirely new to me. I want to improvise my final drawing. Continue reading

The First One – Natalie

Tonight I submitted the first of three college portfolios I will submit this year. T. Chris was incredibly helpful in the process, choosing work with me and then photographing and editing it. This past weekend, I measured and resized everything so that it was the proper dimensions according to the Slideroom guidelines, and I uploaded and named it all. Continue reading

Directions – Natalie

Last week and this week I got some productive setting-up done and am now feeling just about ready to really take off. I managed to start and finish another amoeba painting last week, and did some general sketching. I also worked on my one dragon painting, which I have vowed to finish up soon so that I may move on. Continue reading

Floating Islands and Mutating Creatures

Hello all, Natalie here to talk about some plans. I feel I should begin with informing you all of one fact: I grew up on the images of Tolkien and Shel Silverstein and JK Rowling and Maurice Sendak (for those of you who perhaps don’t know stories by their authors, that’s Lord of the Rings and Where the Sidewalk Ends and Harry Potter and Where the Wild Things Are), and they have greatly influenced me both as a person, and as an artist. Continue reading