Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Art Portfolio

Over the past two years, since the middle of sophmore year, I've worked on creating an art portfolio for college applications. This portfolio consists of over 600 hours of work completed without consistent instruction. Often, I feel like I've said "My life will go back to normal after my art portfolio." But recently I've realized, spending weekends on artwork is not an "abnormal" activity that is something to be ashamed of. I've loved every minute of this, no matter what it's taken me away from. I can't wait to get to college where, hopefully, I'll learn how to produce this quality of work much faster, without the least bit less enjoyment.

I hope you enjoy the work. 
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Fruit with Cloth Still Life
Graphite on paper
8.5" x 10"
December 2009
Admission for Ryman Arts Schlarship Program

Taxidermy Wolf from Observation
Conté charcoal on toned paper
19.75" x 25.5"
April 2010
Completed during the Ryman Arts Scholarship Program

Hands Painting Piano
Conté charcoal on toned paper
8" x 12"
June 2010
Final for Art 2

Charcoal on paper
19" x 25"
July 2010
Long pose completed during Figure 1 four-week course 
at Laguna College of Art and Design

Colored Pencil
10.5" x 16.5"
September 2010-June 2011

Graphite on Paper
8.5" x 11"
September 2011

Model Study
10 minutes
Charcoal on newsprint
12" x 14"
April 2011

Striped Cloth and Picture Frame Still Life
Graphite on Paper
16" x 19"
August 2011

Alaskan Landscape: Truck
Acrylic on canvas
7.75" x 7.75"
October 2009
My first acrylic painting. 

Alaskan Landscape: Bridge
Acrylic on canvas
7.75" x 7.75"
December 2011

Alaskan Landscape: Bicycle
Acrylic on canvas
7.75" x 7.75"
November 2011

Orange Over Water
Gouache and Acrylic on illustration board
9" x 20"
July 2011

Collection of Figure Studies
Charcoal on newsprint
18" x 23"
July 2010

Old Boot
Graphite on Paper
9" x 13"
July 2011

Animal Eyes
Gouache on illustration board
10.5" x 17.5"
October 2011-February 2012