Senior Art Exhibit 2005
When faced with the problem of painting for a final project, I consulted my Father. We talked about different ideas and how to implement them. The notion of painting architectural forms fascinated me and so I decided to photograph houses in Venice and other places, including my own home, which eventually became a subject in my presentation.
I didn't want to paint entire houses, but instead chose to portray the essence of
these structures by painting shapes and colors contained in each house. I wanted to
show how light played a role in their being. Windows, doors, eaves, corners, etc.,
became my focus. I chose vivid colors and hard shadows. I played with colors and color
combinations and the effect of light and darkness on these bright color combinations.
The result is paintings that demonstrate simple architectural forms. Each painting shows one vital element in the design of the house. The small glimpse of a single, simple detail gives the viewer an idea of the remainder of the design.
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