The artworks of James W. ThomasMedium: Graphite.
The art collections of James W. Thomas look lively. The dog depicted in the pieces lookslike when you look at it, it is looking back at you. Most of his art pieces look similar butthere were two different versions exhibited. In the collection with the dog, the focalpoint is towards its head where as the other two do not have a distinct focal point. Theworks include dull/dark color and have soft edges with no lines but shallow space. Theedges of the art pieces have lighter coloration thus pointing heavier values towards thecenter. There is symmetry in the artworks and have less variety. Nonetheless, there ishigh movement and absolute proportion. The artist looks interested in expressing hisfeeling from the artworks. There is a sense of loneliness and fear in most of the work.Meanwhile, there is a depressed playful act. It seems like the artist’s joyfulness issuppressed due to loneliness. On one hand the artist has done extremely great job usinghis medium where as on the other hand has expressed his feeling in a lively manner. Ireally liked the contrast used in the art pieces. Also, when I looked at the pieces, theydragged me in to them. My eyes were moving with the movement depicted in thepicture. As per the works with the dog, it seems like the dog is ready to jump out of theframes and play with me. I would love to hang this picture in my room because I thinkthis can change a dull stand-still wall to lively little place. Also, the pieces seem like if Istart taking to the images, they will react or talk back to me. Overall, I am impressedwith his art pieces and think that he has done a great job in showing his emotionalism.
Forest Meditation by Ann BittickMedium: Oil in canvas.
This piece contains a lot of trees. A closer look reveals that these trees are personificationof heart-stricken feelings. The artist uses heavy curves in brownish and reddish surfacethus giving a warm feeling in the canvas. The curves that make the branches of treeand/or the limbs of the abstract people seem moving around for help because some ofthese branches have been chopped off. A deep space has been tried to depict but a quicklook only reveals a shallow space. It contains repetitive pattern and interprets mixedfeelings. Depending on the way of look, they express feeling of sorrow and distress onone hand where as on the other hand they showed the feelings of a calm, unworldlymeditating saint. The artist looks concerned with nature and the pain it bears due tohuman invasions. These pains that the nature itself cannot show, the artist hasexpressed with this piece. She used a blended composition between imitationalcomposition and emotionalism. Meanwhile, when I looked at the title of the paper, I