Opus 2019 Winners
This portrait of @dejennarate was made as a way to explore the variety of materials I have been collecting – incorporating techniques of drawing, traditional oil painting, and portraiture. I like to exist in a state of play to allow the materials to divulge their secrets to me; as I seek to portray art in new ways and continually push the expectations of painting itself.
My piece that won second place is the first piece in the series “Fabric of Society” made with hand stitched denim fabric and oil paints. the series portrays the history, connection, and evolution’s of denim jeans and humans beings through the changes of society, and in this present time. it is 36×42” made in 2018.
A lush mountainside lazily sloping upwards, draped in the pale pink haze of a smoke filled sunset. This photograph features Belleview Mountain in the Snowmass Wilderness of Colorado, trees skirting the slopes tall and slender, harking back to classical Tuscan landscapes. This is one of a series of landscape photographs made in the area by Tanner DiBerardino during the summer of 2018. The work attempts to capture the washed out textures and stark background foreground splits caused by the hazy, post-fire skies.
35mm film, Inkjet Print | Summer 2018 | 13”x19”
Donuts and Milk is a 9×12 colored pencil drawing on Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper using Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils completed in 2018. The challenge in creating this piece was getting all of the white subjects (cloth, checks, plate, milk and napkin) to look white on white paper, but not all the same shade of white and without using white pencil. The folds and shadows in the white cloth were also technically difficult. Capturing the details and textures of the donuts came easier to me. I hope the art evokes a fond memory, a feeling of comfort, or the desire to grab a bite to eat!