Getting to Know My Art
Who am I?? By Nigeria Parker
Why I like art
Who am I??
I am most proud of my “Who am I” painting. It took me a while to think of the best pictures that would portray the poem/ story that I wrote. This would have to be my most challenging picture. I had to keep re-drawing and painting because it was so easy to mess up. At the end it came out better than I expected. As I stated before I wrote a poem to go with it. The poem expresses the painting. In this painting there is a girl who doesn’t know what or who she wants to be. She has so many mind sets and shells around her mind and body that she doesn’t know what to do. The only friend she has is he self. My inspiration for this is teenagers. What the daily struggle is for us. It’s hard to fit in a world where almost every one is the same and it’s not okay to be yourself. I am getting better with my drawings and choosing colors. As an artist I am growing in all areas because I'm practicing.
The Color Wheel
In the color wheel we had the chance to be creative. We started out with basic colors and then either went darker or lighter on the outer side. With our color wheel we made it into something different, something other than a color wheel. Most people made umbrellas and shells for snails, but not I, I made my color wheel into a beach ball.
My inspiration for this was that I love the summer and wish that it could come and stay forever.
City On Fire!!
The title of my painting is City on Fire. When drawing this I didn’t have a specific mind set. I just wanted to draw something similar to what I see every day. My inspiration was Center City. When you're driving down 30th street, where you first meet the tall buildings, the sun sets just right reflecting the the sunset off the buildings. This makes the buildings look like they're on fire.
With my painting I wanted to do something bright and creative.
Cation for the picture
- Head of a woman
- Leonardo da Vinci
- 1508–1508 High Renaissance
- Galleria Nazionale di Parma, Italy.