AP Art
GENESIS 1:1 – "In the beginning God created…"
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Kuipers E Concentration

        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 […]

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My concentration was based around the idea of isolation of different subjects. I used nature scenes and other open spaces as backgrounds to create the feeling of isolation. My subjects were normally by themselves with a stoic expression to create the feeling that not only are they physically isolated but also emotionally detached from the environment. My medium which was acrylic paint on canvas to help create a more realistic style. My color schemes consist of mostly browns but I had not intended to have a consistent color scheme.
The problems that I ran into were involved lack of time and references, and a short attention span. If I had more than a week and a half for each painting, I could make them way more realistic which was the goal. They would have also been more realistic if I used better references. It was hard finding a reference for something that I imagined in my head. I also struggled with the idea of copying from references. I felt copying from pictures limited creativity and justified not learning how light, perspective and the anatomy worked. While I’m far from being able to understand these things on my own, I did not want to “cheat” with a reference. Lastly, I struggled with finding motivation to continue a painting that I did not like. As a result, some paintings look like there was effort put into them and then others look half finished.

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  My concentration pieces are about a surreal journey of a little girl. The colors of the paintings reflect different moods of the little girl. Things are expressed differently, therefore they each represent a unique adventure. The surreal style is shown through different elements in the paintings, such as the upside-down city, the floating chess […]

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                              My concentration pieces focus on the Chinese ancient mythologies. Each piece represents a story, and most of them are about sad stories. Animals take an important part in Chinese mythology, thus, not all the animals I drew are real, but […]