1. My favorite and most successful piece would have to be my pumpkin painting. The painting wasn't a project but more of a mini lesson to get used to water color. It was around thanksgiving so we had to paint a pumpkin. Not only did I use water color but I used colored pencils and stippled with pen. The pen was used for shading, it also added a dramatic effect. I used the colored pencils for more vibrancy and a little more shading. Using all these medias made this pumpkin complete, without them the painting would be flat and dull. I had to take my time and think about where the light would be hitting the pumpkin. I plan on using this technique a lot more in the future.
2. There was so many problems I had to face in my sticky situation project. I decided to paint a cheetah running with a scenic background. Time was passing by too fast and it seemed like I was getting so little done because I was having to keep going over the sky to make it look like nightfall. Eventually I painted the background green and decided to go for an abstract look. In the background over top of the green I made a cheetah pattern going all around the cheetah. I ran out of time when trying to paint the cheetah, it didn't even have any spots on it. When feel good Friday came around I wasn't satisfied with it until I saw the comments then realized that me leaving the pattern off the cheetah made it look like the spots were falling off. The theme of sticky situation was to come up with a problematic situation and I actually ended up meeting that goal and it actually looked good.