|"Singapore Heritage Shophouse No. 21"|
6in x 6in Oil on Panel
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Oh, and in other news, I finished my midterm for my Cityscape class. The one that I mentioned was a doozy? Well, here it is completed. I really love the way it turned out, but the funny thing that I've noticed with my work - I don't do industrial and gritty. Part of why I was attracted to this scene was how industrial it was - the heavy machinery, the movement, the containers. But by the time I was finished with it, it had lost all grit. I also liked the way the light hit the yard, which is what I wound up subconsciously emphasizing and making the focal point.
Well, this is how I think art tells a lot about an artist, even without them knowing it. Every time I have a gritty, dirty scene, it winds up having a lot of light and hope. I'm an optimistic person (mostly), so maybe this says a lot, and maybe I should just focus on the type of scenes that play well to my personality, like the shophouses and other cityscapes. I think they wind up reading more true. I've always been a believer in trying to strengthen your weaknesses, but I think this is more about playing to your strengths. I was definitely surprised at the result. Sometimes things have a way of painting themselves, pretty funny, isn't it?