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Kuipers E Concentration

Kuipers E Concentration

Kuipers E Concentration

Kuipers E Concentration

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The process of coming up with an idea for a concentration ended up being an insightful one.  At first, I just settled on one of the first ideas I thought of.  After doing some research on concentrations, I discovered that I may need a more thoughtful idea.  I’m glad I made this realization, because I ended up enjoying creating the art in this concentration idea more.  My concentration was the motion effect of wind.  This could be visualized in a variety of ways, which is what I enjoyed about it. There was room for creative interpretation.  I could have visualized anything from a flag blowing into the wind to a long dress moving like a wave due to the wind.  My favorite pieces ended up being the watercolor dresses.  I think they were my most favorited because I felt that I captured true movement, which is interesting and beautiful to observe.

In order to accomplish my concentration idea, I used a few different mediums.  I discovered throughout this process that I really enjoy using watercolor.  I found that using watercolor was one way to visually represent movement easily.  I learned to create stronger values of watercolor as well.  For many of my pieces I used watercolor, but for a few I used acrylic paint.  As much as I do prefer the watercolors, I came to appreciate the acrylic paint as well.  It created a stronger color presence.  It’s also easier to blend to get the perfect shade.  I also found that using acrylic paint made the pieces seem more realistic, in contrast to the watercolor.  For some pieces, I used a pallet knife, which I enjoyed very much.  It created a unique texture that is unable to be achieved through a paintbrush.

 

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