Today, I finally got stuck into my artwork. Lately, I have allowed myself to get distracted, and all because I couldn’t think of anything. But, today I aimed to change that. First, I went to the library and continued work on my online museum exhibit. In-case you have forgotten, I have to create a blog in the form of a museum exhibit, with 4 broken objects as the focus of the exhibit. I have to research each one, (histories, backgrounds, materials used to make them, etc) and discuss why I chose them and my theme: Broken. I finished writing my descriptions of two of my chosen pieces (a broken bust of Caesar and a statue of a figure sitting down), with only two more to go. Earlier in the morning, I asked about the crit exhibition in two weeks, and Grant told me that I need to pick at-least one piece of my recent artwork and expand it. Once I had expanded it, it will be pin-up for display. Looking over my work, I chose my chocolate icing piece.
For the rest of the afternoon, I did extensive work in the studio. First, I went back to the plaster workshop, and made a plaster cast based off my Etruscan helmet drawing. First, I gathered a large chunk of clay, flatten it out with a rolling-pin and carved the image of my helmet onto it. Once the carving was finished, I started work on my plaster. By mixing large amounts of casting plaster and water, I successfully made my plaster and poured it all over my clay mound.
After: my plaster casting and the clay mound.
As you can see, the results were a perfect recreation of my clay mound.
Afterwards, I thought about what to do next for my second chocolate icing painting. While thinking it over, I did two pastel drawings of my helmet inside my sketchbook. I mixed brown, green and blue pastels together, and the results were a very nice contrast of colors and tones.
Once that was done, I decided to paint inside my chocolate icing outline, using blue, green, brown and black acrylic paint. It was a great mixture of paint and food:
I plan to expand this into a bigger piece and put it on display for the crit exhibition.
I made great stride in my work today, and I couldn’t be happier. Hopefully, I will continue my hard-work tomorrow.