2. The least successful project that I did was watercolor painting. I found it least successful because I found it difficult to keep the paint from running all over the picture. I also found it hard to shade with darker water colors. I felt like this was dificult because the water color paint was hard to control, and it was hard to create shadows and highlights on objects. With this piece I would have added more highlights to the apple and pepper. I would have also changed the shadow under the food. The colors that I had chosen for the shadows were not dark enough for being right under the apple and pepper. While I was painting the Apple, I didn't keep to using the brush In one direction, so it ended up with a more unrealistic shape and color.
3.I was able to grow in some of these important areas. For the first picture i was able to practice using chalk pastels. I learned how to create highlights in the wrapper, so that it looks transparent. I was able to practice using different shades of blue to create shadows and highlights on the candy. On the second project I was able to practice using different colors of paint to create a more colorful picture. I used different brush strokes to make the picture look like it is flowing, like in the original. For creativity I decided to use different shades of blues for the sky, more colors in the stars, and more shadow in the tree than the original piece. I believed I could creat a moore vibrant piece by adding lights and darks to the whole painting rather than keep it to one darker tone, which I felt that that was how the original picture looked like. 4.The two mini lessons that I felt were the most beneficial for the scientific project were learning the pen and ink techniques such as stippling, cross hatching and invented, and learning to use salt, wax and paper to create different textures to the water color paint . I felt like the instructions given for the pen and ink lesson were enough to successfully create a piece with these techniques. For the pen and ink techniques it helped to practice using these methods by drawing shapes and, and having to find on that shape or object where the light was hitting it, so that we had to draw around that. With the water color paint techniques that we had learned, I found it Simpler to construct light, shadow, and texture to my water color projects. 5. My favorite medium to work with was the acrylic paint. I enjoyed how we were able to create our own tones and shades of color for our pieces. It was more colorful and eye catching than othe projects we had done, and it was easy to create light and shadow spots. Because we could mix different colors together to attain the right color needed for that spot. Though I did find it difficult to match the right color with original pictures, because it just never turned out the same. I decided to just use my own colors for some parts of our acrylic paintings. Like in theSstarry Night project that I did, i had to just create my own colors because I could not mix the right ones to get the original color. Acrylic paint was also easier than the water color to use because it did not run on the paper, and and it wasn't as light colored, I personally enjoy working with darker colors, so I just had a more enjoyable time working with acrylics that the orthe types we use.