Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I could be.....

Do you know what you’re going to be when you're older? I’m still deciding. But you can’t blame me, I’m still 10. Below are some things I could be when I am older.

I’m thinking of being a doctor. Unfortunately the hospital isn’t my favourite place. The smell is terrible and don’t get started about the blood there. I feel faint when I see it, I feel faint even talking about it!

Acting in a movie would be fun. “Lights, camera, action” I would hear the director say. It’ll be great to work with other celebrities and wearing costumes.

Being an FBI agent sounds interesting. Fighting crime, finding the killer and more exciting things. The only thing that gets me down is that I might get shot. But still being an agent would be really cool.

Lately I have seen a movie called Legally Blonde. It’s about a girl who becomes a lawyer. Her lawyer career looks fun. I mean you get to ask questions to the suspects, solve the case and prove the innocence of your clients.

If I work hard I can become anything I want. But to achieve I have to believe in myself.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Self Portrait of ME!

As a reading activity, we had to create a painting of ourselves. This is known as a self portrait. We had to use the same style and technique that Van Gogh uses. I found this quite difficult, but in the end it all worked out. Hope you like my painting.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Here is a picture I have created using the style of Arcimboldo. And here is another picture which is my favourite Arcimboldo picture.

The Mulberry Tree Critique

Van Gogh uses a special technique to create his paintings. I have attempted to use his style and technique to duplicate The Mulberry Tree in Autumn (which was painted in 1889). Like most of his paintings, the medium is oil paints. Below is a critique I have created.

Van Gogh’s painting is very funny looking, as the tree shape is squiggly. I think that I have made my tree shape similar to his, not exactly the same though. This is because the outline isn’t realistic. It’s impressionist art so it’s pretty difficult to copy.

My blue sky looks similar to the original, this is because I can see Vincent’s bold brush strokes. I seem to see mine too and they go in the same direction. Broad brush strokes is a technique of Van Gogh’s.

The tree in my painting contains the colour red, which is not in the real painting. This is because I might’ve used too much red to create orange. But it does make my painting stand out with its flaming colour.

Although the sky looks similar with the strokes of my paint brush, the blue is a different shade. I have used one colour for the sky while Vincent used different types of blue. He blended it with some purple too.

The bright colours he used show he was feeling happy, I can tell because of the bright effect. In one of his letters to Theo, he explained that it was a superb Autumn he was having and he wanted to take advantage of it. He captured the golden moment in this painting.

I’m happy with how the colours in my tree are blended together. Making it easy for others to see them. Plus it looks cool and wavy like.

This painting is not one of my best, but I’m proud with what I’ve done.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Marking Criteria

Here is a Marking Criteria I have created. It has the things you need to make an effective paragraph. You can mark my criteria out of 4, if you like. Hope you like it!