This is an image intensive post!
However, it is work safe.
The first set of paintings you will see here are the 5 from my Squash series. Each one had a different requirement, but all of them are in fact the same subject: an acorn squash. All were done in acrylic paint, something I'm not horribly familiar with and are posted in chronological order by start date. The order I finished them in was: 4, 3, 5, 1, 2.
Squash #1: Monochromatic with dominate hand-
(I used my right hand for this one. Just starting to get the hang of acrylic and its insanely fast drying time.)
Squash #2: Monochromatic with non-dominate hand-
(For those who are curious, I'm actually ambidextrous. So yeah, no decrease in quality just because I was using my left hand here.)
Squash #3: "Whatever you want*" (*- assuming what you want is a realistic piece)-
(I was not supposed to have a gradient background, but I had already made it when the teacher verified that I was not allowed to do that. So she let me keep it since it was pretty. This painting features me learning how to schumble- aka smack a layer of white paint onto an already dry surface.)
Squash #5: "Whatever you want*, revisited" (*- assuming what you want is a realistic piece)-
(Not much to say here other than my snapshot photography managed to make the purple background look black. And that this is my favorite of the lot.)
Squash #4: Abstraction-
(To remind the viewer that the squash was once a flower, I decided to paint all of my highlights black and show them these petals of darkness.)
The next set of images features snapshots of my workspace and three in-progess pieces. The first two were already turned in, one is an underpainting in need of glazing the other is a piece in need of repair. Both were done with oil. The final piece is an acrylic in progress.
Workspace Shot 1:
Workspace Shot 2:
40 Shapes: (This is the one that got hit by a towel, next image is a close up of the damage)
40 Shapes, damage shot:
This is a socio-political and/or personal reflection piece. I think anyone who knows me can guess the subject matter I'm choosing to address.