"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious" - Albert Einstein

Develop Craft

Since I finished painting my canvas all black, I am now going to use white color pencil to mark and make equal sized square- shaped box. After marking those little boxes, I am going to use different colors of oil pastel to color the circles usingĀ  sedimentary, complementary colors. I think it is going to look pretty good, since the boxes are equally sized!


ARTIST STATEMENT Artist Inspiration

Engage and Persist

One problem I faced was when I was using oil pastel to color the circles, because I couldn’t color the whole circle out (the black part I colored for the background was keep showing). So I tried to color the whole circle and tried to now show the black part. But after, I just decided to “purposely” show up the black parts of it. I think showing the black parts made the artwork more natural, and smooth and even more colorful.


My idea for this project is to show/express all different colors. I am going to show complementary colors, monochromatic colors, analogous colors, and also some of my own color schemes. I am also going to blend some of those colors together and even draw more circles for some of them (original is three circles and a background color, but about 6 circles and a background color.)

For the actual project, I am going to color the canvas completely black, and use oil pastel to color the circles on the canvas .

Stretch and Explore

For stretch and explore, I used oil pastel. I cut a small piece of drawing paper and used oil pastel to color the circles. Fir the first and last 4 rows of circles, I colored with complementary colors. The last row circles are the opposite of the first row circles (I switched the colors of inside and outside). I chose oil pastel, because I thought it would work well with my art work and I really liked the texture. I also really liked the blending when its colored.


During this project, I am going to use the color scheme to color my artwork. I am also going to use warm color, cold color, and even some pastel colors to my artwork. I might also blend the colors together to make another new color.


I observed the drawing of Kandinsky. I decided to choose the very first circle box, because the color was interesting.

Understand the Art World

I chose Kandinsky’s painting for my artist inspiration, because I liked how his paintings have various bright colors and different shapes.

One thing I learned about Kandinsky is that he was highly influenced by painters like Claude Monet as well as music composers and philosophers. Second thing I learned is that Kandinsky’s early paintings were landscapes that were heavily influenced by Impressionist artists as well as Pointillism and Fauvism. Last thingĀ  I learned about Kandinsky is that Kandinsky changed his career late, when he was 30.



Final Artwork

Artist Statement G8 Doors (1)

Engage and Persist

One problem I faced during painting was when I was painting the brown branches in the door. The branches are supposed to be very thin, but when I was actually painting them, it was very difficult. If I put too much paint in the brush, the brush was too hard and not smooth to draw thin lines, and if I put too much water, the paint started to blend. So to solve that problem, I first dipped the brush in the water cup, and kind of dry it using paper and dipped it into the paint and then paint the branches.

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