I like this piece I did at the beginning of the semester in this class. It was made with acrylic paints and sharpie pen. It’s very hard to see in the photo, but the way that the paint mixes on the face of the “mountain” in the middle is very realistic / surrealistic. Its smooth but varied and hints at the shape of a sharp mountain, with a light shadow cast down toward the point that the audience is viewing from. The sky is marked with splattered black paint. A black, wordless sign stands with its shadow created by finely splattered black paint.
Not only do I like the techniques I used to create this piece (taping off areas to control the splatter with very fine lines), but the otherworldly atmosphere always hits me when i look at it. The strange shadows and sky designs are interesting to the eye.