Art That Inspires

This is my first blog post on a contemporary artist, and I chose to do a local photographer- Wyat Taylor.

Wyat is a photographer based out of Olympia Washington, who attends Washington State University. His photography is something to be admired both for it’s beauty, and uniqueness as well as the extreme passion that goes into every photograph. His main focus is nature, which he began photographing at a young age, on one of his many Boy Scout trips, however he uses photography as a job VIA portrait sessions- which he excels at as well. His photography style is stunning, it has a unique style to it that he achieves with split toning in his editing, as well as very dark blacks and shadows contrasting with a washed out overall view. His photography is unique in the true artistic style that goes into his shooting and editing, and the passion that he has for the camera.

Wyat’s art doesn’t end at photography, as he is an aspiring architect and graphic designer as well- his work excels in all areas and it is the love and effort that he puts into every piece that inspires me in my own art.

www. is the official website, but a much better portfolio of his is available at


Tuesday Homework

Pop art and color theory!

The home work assignment for Tuesday is to create a pop-art Andy Warhol style painting, like

this one created of Lady Gaga:



Use a head-shot self-portrait, for instance, your Facebook profile pic or whatever, as your reference.  In one square, create a mono-color painting – for example, only different shades and tints of blue.  In the next square, use an analogous color scheme for example, blue and the colors on either side of blue on the color wheel.  In the third square, use a complementary scheme a blue and a orange,  or a purple and a yellow, or a red and a green.  In the last square, use a triadic color palette.  If we were referencing a 6 color wheel, that would be red, yellow and blue or purple orange and green.