Friday, April 29, 2016

Artsfest Art Awards

Lizzie VanDyke -- 1st Place Hand-Built Pottery
 The Artsfest Art Awards have been announced!  Pottery was judged by Mr. Webster and 2D artwork was judged by Mrs.Rosenberger (art teacher at Lynch/SRU).  Congratulations to all the winners. It was so difficult for the judges to choose from among such amazing pieces. 
Nathan Spencer -- 1st Place Wheel-thrown Pottery

Cheyenne Northrup -- 2nd Place Hand-Built Pottery

Corrinne Rivera - 3rd Place Hand-Built Pottery

Kendra Felt - 2nd Place Wheel-thrown Pottery

Kristine Emerson - 1st Place Printmaking

Cierra House - 3rd Place Printmaking

Tiegan Stetz - 2nd Place Printmaking

Sydney Liechty - 2nd Place Drawing

Breanna Forrest - 2nd Place Color Drawing

Jeffrey Reagan - 3rd Place Drawing

Lauren Galasso - 2nd Place Watercolor

Kendra Felt - 3rd Place Watercolor

Hunter Post - 1st Place Color Drawing

Erica Hutchinson - 1st Place Painting

Felicity Tobbe - 3rd Place Color Drawing
Adam Hunsinger - 1st Place Watercolor

Alexis Chilson - 1st Place Drawing

Monday, April 25, 2016

Artist of the Week -- Abbey MacWhinnie

Art to me is a way to express my thoughts and feelings. My thoughts flow through each stroke of the brush or pencil. I like to work on paintings of nature because it captures nature's beauty and I can interpret it in my own way. 

Rolling Waves (acrylic)

Imagination (colored pencil)
Hawaiian Sunset (acrylic)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Artist of the Week -- Zach Anderson

Art is expressing yourself. It lets you get whatever you're feeling at that moment into your art.  What I like about art class is that it's a laid back environment where it doesn't really matter if you screw something up because it may turn into something new or different that is just as good, or better than what you originally planned. This year I have made paintings based on my photographs, but I've learned that the painting doesn't have to be exactly like the photo.  You don't have to be a slave to the photograph.

In Carolina (acrylic) I learned that different techniques can come together to make something that makes perfect sense. It was  inspired by my recent trip to North Carolina during Christmas vacation where I spent a lot of time on the beach.
Carolina (acrylic)

In Alaska (watercolor) I learned that it works better in layers. You can always make it darker, but it's very hard to make it lighter. Certain techniques help to improve your painting. It was inspired by a trip I took with my grandparents in the supper of 2014.

Alaska (watercolor)

Romeo and Juliet Sketchnotes (marker)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Artist of the Week -- Rohnin Bishop

 Hi, I'm Rohnin Bishop. How ya doin'?  My favorite color is blue.  My favorite style of art is comic books. Being able to create my own characters is so much fun. Currently, I'm drawing four pages of a comic idea called the Legion.  There are three main characters:  Seal Witch, Sloth Warlock, and Shadow Puppet.  The origin of two of the characters came from my twin sister, Selkie Bishop. Her name means "a mystical seal" and I love sloths.  She designed the looks of the characters and lost interest, but I kept improving them until they became my own. Shadow Puppet was an idea that I had forgotten until recently and thought it would be a creepy addition to my wicked twins.

Outside of these comics, I most recently painted cold wintery paintings and a drawing of a frozen mirror.  I began a cold, blue theme for most of my works and I hope to include that in my comic possibly. 
Rohnin recruits classmates to pose so he can get his figure drawings just right.

Sketches and Comic Drawings

Seal Witch and Sloth Warlock (pen and ink)

Unfathomable Winter (acrylic)