Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Step 1: Gesso the canvas as a primer for the painting. The gesso I used was acrylic based.
Step 2: Grab a cup of mineral spirits to thin the paint and clean my brushes as needed.
Step 3: Tone the canvas using your largest brush with lots of mineral spirits and a little bit of burnt sienna oil paint.
Step 4: Add more sienna to the paintbrush to draw in objects with abstract spaces. This was done using a homemade view finder.
Gesso: a hard compound of plaster of Paris or whiting in glue used for priming canvas
mineral spirits:a petroleum distillate that is used especially as a paint or varnish thinner
Palette: The range of colors used in a particular painting or by a particular artist
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Hi, my name is Tianny Talbott. It's a unique name, I know but it's uniqueness fits me quite well. It's actually a Cherokee word that means "goddess of the hunt divine". I don't actually enjoy hunting, but nature has always been inspirational to me. I was born in Edenburgh, Tx a small town located just above the border of Mexico. When I was a little over a year old my parents moved me to Tulsa,OK, which is where I now reside.
Throughout my entire life art has been a major passion. My third Christmas I was given my first set of paints and canvas and began to exhibit an exceptional skill in the fine arts. Whenever times became difficult I would resort to art as a way of coping. It was a place I could release my inner thoughts and emotions without judgment from others. The release of emotions I found in art could be described as nothing more that a gift from God, that only a few are blessed with. I do not plan on using it as a career but it is something that I will treasure and use as a hobby and passion for the rest of my life.
When I started high school I began my first legitimate art class. Within the first week I remember my teacher telling me I was his most prominent student and that he knew, and that I would go far with my artistic abilities. After my ninth grade year I switched schools and my art teacher refereed me to the Tulsa Tech art program. He informed me that this new teacher had actually taught him in his younger years. After my transfer I took my ninth grade art teacher's advice and joined the Tulsa Tech program, where I continued studying art technique for the rest of high school.
In my Tech class I learned how to use many computer programs such as Photo shop, In Design, and Adobe Illustrator. This was a new means of art to me, and according to the teacher, I managed and displayed my abilities in it quite desirably. I excelled in all art aspects, including the fine art. I won first place in the regional Advertisement Design competition, followed by my first place in the Tulsa National Aeronautics Art Show. I also won multiple painting and drawing compitions. So to continue my education and practice in the arts I, of coarse, had to join a few art classes in college. So I will now begin a new chapter in my life and continue to thrive on the knowledge I obtain. I have enlisted in a painting class, a place where I know I will enjoy myself. You can view some of my artwork online at inspirebytianny.blogspot.com