About Me

In this blog there will be pictures from my artwork that I have completed through my senior year of AP art. I enjoy drawing pictures of landscapes and nature. My concentration theme is the Appalachian Trail which I have actually hiked much of.

Monday, December 5, 2011

This piece of art is again done in watercolor. I decided to go smaller than usual to make the details highlight more to the viewer. This painting is a picture of a spring going through the smokey mountains. It is one of many that hikers will pass by while hiking the AT. The shading for the rocks was made with a variety of colors such as dark blues, greens, brown, and oranges.

In this piece of art I did a man in watercolor hiking in a part of East Tennessee called Roan Mountain. I chose this piece of art because it makes the viewer want to know where the man is going and for how long. The size of art is larger than what I normally do. The man is detailed in watercolor pencil that helps bring the color value out in the painting.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


29 x 18

This is the fourth concentration piece. It is done in watercolor and is a map of the Appalachian Trail. I did a map of the Appalachian Trail to show how long it is and how many states it goes through. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Long day

20 x 15
This piece of art was done in charcoal. It is the third piece to the Appalachian trail concentration. 

The view from above

22 x 16

This piece of art was done in charcoal. This art work is again part of the Appalachian Trail concentration theme. 

Journey Begins

10 x 8

This piece of art is done in pencil. A concentration is a collaboration of art work that is based around one specific themeIt is the first piece of art for my concentration and is showing a hiker starting the Appalachian Trail which is my concentration. I chose this concentration because I love the outdoors and I have experienced this trail in most parts. 

Friday, October 28, 2011


In this piece of art I choose to do newspaper. The picture is of a girl whose face is in newspaper as well as some words in the background. The background is black to pop the face out more to give it a greater color value. I had fun doing this piece of art because it was something different and made you think harder while doing it.

Glass covered by fabric

In this piece of art I did a pencil drawing of a glass with fabric draped over it. The fabric displays converging lines which help draw your eyes towards the glass. The The curved lines that spiral up the glass help lead your eye once again to the top. I used pencil to help emphasis the dark and lights.

No Strings Attached

This piece of art is made from pencil. The theme of this work was to create something interesting with a different view than the usual. I picked doing a guitar but from a different angle and perspective than most people would view it from. I choose doing a black background so the contrast on the guitar would pop out rather than not being as exciting. I enjoyed doing this piece of art because I found it interesting and fun to do.