This painting is an Egyptian Eye. Not only is it an eye, but it is also a hieroglyph. Hieroglyphs are the way ancient Egyptians used to tell things. Each picture stands for something. The hieroglyph pictures are much more than alphabets and words. To make this hieroglyph, I first looked at the original picture and drew it on a paper. Next, I took some tea and rubbed it on the paper to make it look old and ancient. If there was any excess tea, I would rub it a few times so that it be absorbed into the paper. Finally, I painted it with water colors using a brush.
“The Grand Tree” is one of my most challenging paintings because the canvas was large. In fact it was bigger than I am! Yet it was a joy creating it. The first thing I did was to sketch the tree. Second, I painted the sky. Then I painted the tree trunks and branches. I made sure that the shadows were in the right order. Last but not least, I painted the leaves and painted plants with flowers on the bottom of the trunk. You can also see the pictures of how I painted my Grand Tree. I completed The Grand Tree in May and June of 2013. I hope you like my painting as much as I do.
This painting is a forest that is deep in the wild. In this painting, I once again used my imagination and the pallet knife. This painting for me was easy and some-what hard. I wanted the forest to look in the way it does when I stand in the middle of the trees. My teacher and I discussed it before sketching. First, I sketched it. Then, I painted it. I put the colors in order from lightest to darkest. Finally, I made leaves and grass. I completed The Forest in April 2013. I hope you liked my painting as much as I liked painting it.
This painting was the first painting in which I did not use any photograph, but used my imagination. This painting for me was very easy. I wanted to imagine the most beautiful place and I thought about glaciers. I discussed about this with my teacher. I also wanted to use the warm colors. First, I sketched it. Then, I painted it. Finally, I used the pallet knife to make the glaciers on the mountain, the falling waters and rocks. I loved it as I show effects in the painting with colors. I painted the Evening Glaciers in March 2013. I hope you liked this painting as much as I liked painting it.
The person you see in this painting isn’t just any one, it’s me! This is my self-portrait, only in thermal mode. In this painting, my teacher printed a thermal picture of me and I painted it. This painting for me was very easy. First, I sketched it. Then, I painted it. Finally, I filled in some blank spaces and added the finishing touches. We selected the red background because it gives the feel that I am coming out of fire. My teacher, Ms. Sandra Donnelly, guided me through this painting by discussing how to paint hair, show light effects, brush strokes, face details, and color scheme. She always taught a very important thing that I have to have clean brush while changing colors. I am very thankful to her. I did this painting in February 2013. I hope liked this painting as much as I liked painting it.
The lighthouse in the grasslands was my first painting when my parents sent me for private art lessons at The Sippy Cup Place, Quincy. In this painting, I used the painting style that was used by Vincent Van Gogh. This style is called impressionistic painting style. This painting for me was very easy. First, I sketched it. Then, I painted it. I made sure that I cleaned my brush after I made one stroke. Finally, I made yellow leaves to show sunlight. My teacher, Ms. Sandra Donnelly, guided me through this painting by discussing colors, color scheme, light, and shadow and brush strokes. I am very thankful to her. It took me about 2 one hour sessions to complete this work. I did this painting in January of 2013. I hope you liked this painting as much as I liked painting it.