first project!

This is the first assignment for the Academy - it's to teach us to think about design, composition, color, and value. I really love this assignment because it was exactly what i needed to work on in my image-making. The rules were: it has to be something about Sarasota, it has to be done with flat color, and it has to focus on shape and pattern. The shadows can only be at 20%. 

This nice lady was selling hot dogs one humid Sarasota afternoon. She was really cool and friendly. I hope I did her justice in the piece! Sorry the photo is not very good. 




Coop said...

Hi Louise, I really like your work and hope that this interests you and your readers.

I am attempting to amass a large collection of portraits of Frankenstein's Monster in as many different styles and in as many different media as possible as an ongoing art project. The only stipulation is that the size is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches (standard artist trading card size) and that each card has name, date, location, title and anything else you care to add on the back.

I welcome cards from both amateur and professional artists.

I will be leaving blank cards with instructions and mailing address in galleries, colleges, art shops, on buses, handing them out in the street and wherever else I can think of.

If you think you can spare the time to produce a little something, please send a portrait to:

A Patchwork Of Flesh
45 Silversea Drive
Westcliff on Sea
United Kingdom

Each card I receive will be uploaded at http://apatchworkofflesh.blogspot.com/ to produce an on-line gallery, I then hope to put on an exhibition of these cards in a gallery.

I would really appreciated if you could link me.

Anonymous said...

very nice- i like the cheracterization.


Louise Smythe said...

coop, that sounds cool! i'll be sure to whip up something in my spare time soon. thanks!

Christina said...

awesome! glad you're having fun :)

TurtleGurl38 said...

hmmm 20% shading.

That's what I've been avoiding these past 20 years...