Light and Dark
Warm and Cold
Quality Contrast
Quantity Contrast

Monologue of the semester

It was harder to understand painting with words, I got to understand the words better as I painted. I am not sure whether the amount is enough. Some of them are from the same work and I thought showing the progress is also important when there are interesting changes.

Genuinely what I have noticed as I was painting is that the works just got darker and darker. My thought on Fine Arts (not just painting) is that whatever one is expressing (it already should be an interest of the artist), is a reflection of one’s state. The reason for saying ‘whatever one is expressing’ is because it is not necessarily about the subject matter chosen but the colours used to paint. When I attempt to express how I feel through colours, there are no colours; everything just becomes darker. Even if the assignment is about using light and dark, I end up using the minimum light possible and this is not for wanting to use dramatic effect or anything, it is just how it is, and how my life is at the moment. Working on paintings that are dark gets heavy. You just get tired and hopeless.

When reflecting, it doesn’t have to be the word 'reflecting', but when looking at the works that I have made before and during this semester, if the theme is similar to this, it really is heavy. I have noticed it in the works for all classes, no matter the dimension the theme is overlapping , and I guess the reason why I do art or want to do art is from here. I am not saying that this lifeless life is the source of my creations, it is not, it is just how I am now. Art is just one of my preferred ways to communicate to the world.

It is not that I cannot make colours, I can make colours with primaries and light and dark. There is a long way to go and find colours that are better suited for my paintings. I am satisfied with the colours that I use at the moment. The palette will develop later on, it is just a matter of time and the state I am in.

I wanted to paint lighter, but how can one paint lighter when there is no light existing. It could have been a series of dark pictures if I did not portray other subject matters. I am half satisfied with the progress of the first semester because there is always room for improvement and learning does not end until time is done. 176.jpg 167.jpg 166.jpg 87.jpg 168.jpg 171.jpg 86.jpg 169.jpg 170.jpg 83.jpg 41.jpg 44.jpg 4.jpg 36.jpg 3.jpg 2.jpg 85.jpg 40.jpg 46.jpg 38.jpg 37.jpg 45.jpg 39.jpg 29.jpg 30.jpg 32.jpg 31.jpg 33.jpg 35.jpg 34.jpg 5.jpg 28.jpg 43.jpg 42.jpg 27.jpg 25.jpg 24.jpg 26.jpg 23.jpg 22.jpg 15.jpg 16.jpg 17.jpg 18.jpg 21.jpg 20.jpg 19.jpg 14.jpg 13.jpg 12.jpg 165.jpg 11.jpg 10.jpg 9.jpg 8.jpg 7.jpg 6.jpg