Sunday, December 20, 2009

1st semester of grad school=complete!

I can't believe it! The first semester is done! Whoa! In a nut shell, I met some pretty great artists, John Currin was my favorite experience because he really helped my friends and I realize not to take things so seriously and have fun making our art! I drew almost everyday! My drawings became very strong and I can't wait til next semester to keep it up! I learned alllll about temperature from my awesome painting teacher Andrew Lenagan! hmmm what else? A great great great Composition and Design class! I learned so much and it actually stuck! Thomas Germano was def. awesome to have as a prof. for that class, I will def. take him again! In all NYC, not so scary, and it makes the situation even sweeter when you have two great friends to share it all with you :) thanks Char and Steph, you guys rock! And a great family, friends, and BF!

***Redo of a painting done a few weeks ago. Had to change the arm position to make in "baroque"...liked it better the other way but had to change it :( ***

Got my schedule for next semester! Getting excited for it! Thank you all for your support! Love you!
**Here are a few images of some of my last projects and class assignments, the others are xmas gifts, which I will have to post after Christmas!**

 
Structural Anatomy final
 
 
Comp. and design Final
 
 
Drawing in Figure Drawing class the last week
 

 last day in Painting class-2hr painting

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

some new stuff

way to busy right now, heres a few things!

 
 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nov. 2-10th

So I AM GETTING MY ASS KICKED! I am sooooo looking forward to thanksgiving, let me tell ya! Wow!
cast drawing
the start of a large painting for my composition and design class

 65% done here


painting class-our first figure!


a horrible model in my figure drawing class, she moves wayyy too much, so I just really made up the pose


the third week on the same pose in structural anatomy, can't wait for a new pose!


figure drawing class today :)

have a great week everyone! :) xoxo

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Oct 26-Nov 3

Long week, I don't know if I still don't understand how to use this blog or what, I have wrote this same blog 2 times now, so this being my third is not going to be to in depth, for that I am sorry!

So long week, I haven't had a day off, (class on Sunday!), and I am burning out, but I decided to stay in tonight for some good ole me time, so tomorrow I plan on waking up refreshed and start and hopefully come close to finishing a painting due Friday, for I am FEARLESS! MUAHAHAHA!

okay well anyways, my painting class was a bit interesting this week! We painted dead fish! :) Getting ready for the figure this week! woo!

As far as drawings go it was a good week, I feel as said before my drawings are coming along well, I will have to add more tomorrow, they are on another memory card not available tonight....

enjoy!














enjoy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Oct 19-23 2009

So this week I did some good drawings as far as painting goes I'm not so happy with my painting class right now. Don't get me wrong I am learning, but I'm just not excited to paint in this class, I'm a little bit over a half through the semester and next semester I will def. choose a class that focuses on the figure, (I didn't realize this one didn't, but I am learning a lot that I can apply to my backgrounds in this class). My drawing classes basically consist of a ton of drawing from the in class model, this is all good practice which I enjoy.

I will be starting a new large painting (I have NOOOO clue where to store once done, but I can't stand working so small lately! Theres just no space in NYC for storing stuff!), anyways the large scale painting is for my design and composition, (my favorite class, it consists of art history and work time, the perfect combo!) The theme is baroque, which is a post renaissance movement which started to consist of subject matter coming out of the picture field, more active with the viewer, you are no longer the observer but part of the painting! Vermeer is a good artist example of this. I will include some in progress pics of that painting next week! :)

Enjoy!

this is one from my first week, just wanted to put it in :)


 
 
 
(Charlotte and my painting above) Our painting teacher is making us to a interior series with emphasis on temperature, again, not my favorite, but I am learning and it is the journey that counts

stay posted for next week! feel free to email me! alainamarie25@yahoo.com

Friday, October 16, 2009

Barkley Hendrix masters class



I was offered a master class with Barkley Hendrix, wasn't so sure what to expect. He wanted everyone to do a self portrait of themselves using a mirror. I really didn't care about the assignment so I just decided I would have fun, and alas I did a portrait that I truly did enjoy for once. The process was great. Barkley isn't one to give out technical advice, rather just philosophical, so getting any criticism from him was hard. But after I kept asking him if he saw anything technical things I could be working on he told me very humbly to consider changing the hue of my background, (it was light blue) because it was blending in with my eyes, so I made it a minty green, which I was very happy with! The photo I have here is in the sunlight from the class so some areas are a bit washed out, like the eyes, I will post a higher quality photo at a later time.

Now Open!

Well I just decided to hop on board with the blogspot crowd! I'm going to try and update this as much as I can with new work, stay tuned!

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---contact- alainaplowdrey@gmail.com--- MFA-New York Academy of Art--- BFA-College for Creative Studies--- AFA-Delta College