I enjoy creating tiny, semi-realistic paintings based on what I see in nature, experimenting with various mediums and materials. Here is an example that shows a buck painted on tree bark from Texas. Additionally, there is a life-sized snail painted onto a small wooden disk (about 1.5 inches in size).
The paintings below are more examples of semi-realistic animals.
COLOR AND DESIGN:
For this project, students were prompted to find a reflective object and create a colorful environment for it using colored paper. Then, we were challenged to replicate our view in a painting. Below, you can see an image of my setup and the painting that I created.
Here is my creative interpretation of a color wheel. Students were prompted to create a tertiary color wheel and were given freedom in being creative in how to display it. I decided to display each color in a painted leaf, which was then physically curled and crumpled to make it look slightly more realistic.