Acrylic paint has never been my forte. It’s not that I can’t use it, it’s just that I’m not strong with it. The paint has always been a little bit intimidating to me to tell the truth. I know, paint? Intimidating? But I have a reputation for all my creations turning out well. Frankly, I’m pretty confident in my abilities… until a new medium comes in. So I was rather surprised by my choice in my May Art Media. This is a project we do every month in art class where we try out new media. It’s my last Art Media I’ll ever do in middle school, possibly ever. I wanted to end it with a bang. Normally an art media is set on a page in our art books, but I took a canvas and my mother’s brushes. I found a picture of an eye (I LOVE drawing eyes) and sketched it on the surface. Then I started painting. I used six colours, yellow, red, burnt umber, magenta, black and white. When I finished it yesterday it wasn’t perfect, I felt like it was rather amateur looking. But my brother did ask if he could pretend it was his, so I guess that’s a good sign.
I learned something from this Art Media. All my others turned out excellent because I played it safe. This one turned out amazing because I took a chance. I think that’s the point to tell you the truth. Try something new and don’t worry, because it will never be the masterpiece you wanted on your first try.
Anyhoo, I’ll post a picture of this and some of my other Art Medias, I just need to convince my sister that I won’t get paint on her camera.