Drawing on Canvas
Weekly Report 29
I decided to do something different for my last art piece for AP Drawing this year. My hope was that it would stand out amongst my other pieces. However, I did not want to create something with materials I am not used to using; my goal was to work with something I can competently use. Originally I thought oil would be interesting, but I decided against it.
I do enjoy oil; it feels incredibly smooth and I adore the thickness of the paint. The issue lied in that it has been a long time since I last used oil paint. With more practice, I would feel more comfortable. For this piece, though, I did not have enough time to do so, and it because it was my last piece, I felt I should avoid doing something I lack practice in. For these reasons, I decided to try acrylic.
Acrylic is what I have used for over half my painting. I feel incredibly confident using it, but I felt I might be overdoing it. I thought maybe I should not use it again. That thought quickly faded though. I much rather create a good, yet repetitive piece for my last painting than something else. Nevertheless, I ended up not using acrylic.
One of my teachers was looking at the charcoal sketch I made in the canvas before painting the actual piece and really liked it. He suggested I just draw on the canvas. I am used to drawing, so I was confident in my ability. Moreover, I have not drawn on canvas yet, so I was still able to do something different. Now that I finished the piece, I believe it was the right way to go; it looks a bit odd, but I like it.