Monday, May 17, 2010

Finished!

So I kind of obsessed over this one, and I am SO happy with it.


I also wanted to mention the point of this project, which was a reflection on myself as an artist. I twisted and turned my brain in all different directions until I realized the answer was right in front of me: My artwork is a saturated representation of a place or personality, with retro-vintage color schemes. Right now at least.

More updates to the website: mariavallese.com

Kitchen

Have been watching the Godfather and doing this project for days now, still not done, but I am loving it:


Needs to be lightened and I need to change the color of the stove to something a little more yellow/green. It's much too gray for me now, but that seems to be a bad habit I've acquired with digital painting.

Happy finals week to all my RIT friends!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Website, walk-though, etc.

http://www.mariavallese.com

2 things I want to fix on the site, but for now, it's done. I have to step away.

Here are images of my layout:



Also, we had our senior walk through this past Thursday, here is a photo of my completed portfolio and the setup for the walk-through, what I will be taking with me to interviews.


6 more days until graduation! I can't believe this has gone by so fast.

JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure

JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure | Video on TED.com

This is really great! I recommend listening to the whole thing!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Graphiti Monster and Some Paisley!

Finally finished this! So happy with the results!



Also, found these old swatches of fabric laying around. They were my grandmothers. Not quite sure why she had them, they're far too colorful for her, but then again she had a LOT of fabric. Going to use them for the buttons on my website! Check 'em out:




Going to have a busy week!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

How do you feel about this?



Outline? Yay? Nay? Should I paint it myself rather than use a stroke?

Reduces down nicely!! (reduced version may not have my name on it, definitely won't have "illustration" and "caricatures & portraiture").


Maybe this should be the logo on my portfolio... Need to make that decision ASAP.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Website Progress.


Little bit more to go... thinking about scanning in some fabric to use for the menu on the regular pages.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

6x6x2010

Rochester Contemporary is having a 6x6 show. Here is my piece:


Getting down to the wire and things are getting crazy, post more progress/finished pieces later.

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