Minnesota State High School League
Visual Arts Competition-Region 3A
2015 Gallery Archive Two
Becka Kimpling
School: MACCRAY High School
Graduation Year: 2015
Title: Soy Yo, 2D Mixed Media/Collage
No Image Available My artwork combines unique texture with the ripped watercolor paper and acrylic paint to create a unique panting. My painting is surly one of a kind. I was inspired to take this picture on my way to the airport for my senior trip. My art teacher was really encouraging me to take a "selfie" as a reference so that is what I did! I love color and wanted to use colors that gives the painting more interest and expressive qualities. When I first started my painting I used watercolors but that did not work out so well. The paper wasn't taking the paint the way I wanted it to so I started over with acrylics. I wanted it to be even more unique so instead of painting with regular brushstrokes I dabbed it. By dabbing the paint I was able to blend the colors better and create an even more unique painting. Painting is one of my favorite things to do and I am pleased with the outcome of this painting.

Award: Superior

Instructor: LeAnn Atchison

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