Hi everyone I have a new art creation! This is the final result of my new art piece. This piece is based on the nicknames of my two nieces and nephew, Buddha, Lala Betty Boop, and Baby Dumplings. overall I was really hard on myself in the end with this piece. It was nearly impossible to get the hands perfect even with my reference photo! The hands were extremely long or severely foreshortened, I did the best I could do with a limited schedule!
For my post today I figured I would add a prequel FBF (Flash Back Friday ) photo of my past endeavors. Before I became the mixed media artist I am today I was just a regular art student learning just like other students. The photo above was a class project in which we had to apply our two favorite artist styles into a work of our own. My favorite artist were Georgia O'keeffe and Raimond Staprans. Being the artist I am today I feel if you can paint exceptionally well it's not necessary for each composition. While attending the Academy of Art University there are students that are equally if not more talented than you. In an environment as such creativity and craftsmanship become a major deciding factor in your work. With each of my works I create based upon what is best for my subject and the message, I’m conveying.
I'm officially an artist for Kolaj Magazine! Head over to http://kolajmagazine.com/artistdirectory/ and see some of the featured artist and other collage goodies!
Yesterday was a day of reflection for me. The picture above shows the creative works I have made thus far from March to May. Although it doesn’t appear to be a huge collection it is miraculous for someone who works two jobs. After college, I stopped creating artworks. Unfortunately, I had a drastic lifestyle change that caused me to stop creating. After a three-year hiatus, I wanted to begin to create new works of art. While I was in college I began to create the start of my pop-cultural icon series. Each work of art is created based upon an icon. Some works of art are sculptural interpretations others are assemblage pieces or mixed media collage works. Although I still have a lot of work to complete in this series, I love the progression of it so far.
A week ago I found myself tying to re create a painting I once had. Of course with art its nearly impossible to recreate the same composition with the same brush strokes and texture as a print would. Using the same inspiration I possessed for the original work of art I created a new work of art. The first image with words titled "Cement Injection" was a created while I was attending the Academy of Art University. "What they don't what you to know" depicts what happens behind closed door in the time period of the forties .
While experimenting with my art in-between shows I decided to combine my art style with landscapes. I really wanted my body of works to be cohesive even on display in establishments. I would really love comments and reviews on this piece! Please leave comments below.
I’m so honored to be the winner for kolaj magazines cut paste repeate contest! Check out my painting which was selected at http://kolajmagazine.com/content/news/kolaj-opens-online-shop.
As of lately, I've gotten slightly sidetracked with my current art project for my gallery submission. While scrolling through some of my past artworks I came across a painting I threw away. although I loved this work of art it gotten destroyed by Galkyd varnish I added over it. It turned yellow and I figured I just let the past go, as a result, I threw it away. Out with the old and in with a new piece in homage to it. As a young artist, I tend to shy away from controversy due to social media scrutiny. With this work of art, I'm only concerned with creating what I feel and how I want to create. "What they don't want you to know" shown below depicts a vintage couple depicted behind doors, which is not seen in conservative societies. What happens after the kiss, behind closed doors, without the curtain closing is what I wanted to show. Although I still have more work to contribute to this composition I wanted it to be seen.
For the past four days, I began working on a new painting for a gallery submission. The show I'm submitting for has a theme based upon caricatures. For this show, I didn't have a pre-conceived concept not even a twinkle of an idea. Most of my concepts materialize either before bed or while I'm sleeping. Luckily this method didn't fail me for this show. In my family, everyone has nicknames especially the children. My brother's children even have adorable characterized-style nicknames. Buddha, Betty Boop, and Baby Dumplings became the central icons in my cartoon composition. I strive to show the loving relationship of brother and sisterly love or damnation. Remember to check back daily for work in progress photos.
Brittany lives and works in Houston, Texas where she was born and raised. Growing up with a car artist father, and an educator mother she was taught to follow her dreams and accomplish her goals. Her experience in the art world has taught her to incorporate what she loves and what she knows to create innovative works of art.