And built stuff like this:
I did a super basic sketch to give me an idea of what I wanted to do. I thought underplanning would be better than overplanning... I have a tendency to overplan but lately I have been overcompensating for that... it might have been a bad idea, in retrospect, to plan so little.
|a sketch... with secret code! kidding. just mixing oranges|
|say... is that cheese??|
It ended up not looking as much like a Hundertwasser as I intended because my try-to-make-it-look-ok instincts kicked in and I had a really hard time letting it be imperfect with crooked lines and everything. I decided to line the buildings in black, which is something I would normally never do but I think overall it enhanced the piece.
|You & Me in the Floating City|
Hundertwassery or not, I am happy with this one. I am glad I chose to paint something besides cute fluffy animals... I've been feeling lately like that's all I'm really capable of.
you&me in the floating city
1. Artists Create Original Art - For this project I drew inspiration from Hundertwasser's pieces and the lovely city of Venice, Italy. I combined the colors and images of Venice with Hundertwasser's style to create a unique composition. Elements of my personal style show through, especially in the little people :)
2. Artists Take Risks - This whole piece kind of felt like a big risk to me. I suppose I could've made it feel less risky with a little more planning... I made myself make some choices that I normally would never make because I was attempting to embrace Hundertwasser's style, like the black lines and dark, crooked windows on the buildings. I'm typically a careful painter, so I was very nervous throwing dark paint on my fabulous orange
3. Artists Have a Global Awareness of Artmaking - The reason I made most of the choices I did with this piece is because I was trying to draw inspiration from Hundertwasser. I'm not certain exactly how successful I was in emulating his style, but it definitely influenced my choices and pushed me to take some risks. I think it was good for me to get out of my (fluffy animals) box -- as a wise friend once told me, there is no growth in a comfort zone, and there is no comfort in a growth zone.