For this week I got a chance to talk to Alice Andreini. Alice is currently a student at CSULB majoring in contemporary drawing and painting. She has an artistic background, due to her being a theater designer, however, she didn’t get serious about painting until about five years ago. Her favorite is oil painting. In order to complete a painting, she first does research on her subject and draws out sketches. But, she still likes things to be open. When dealing with colors, she was looking for a synthetic contrast. Her whole idea for these paintings was to create a “whole bunch” and fill the room with a big flower.
Alice stated that her mother was her inspiration. Her mother, is an avid gardener in Minnesota. When her mother was sick, Alice would help her out in the garden and thought that it would be a great subject. You can see army figurines in her paintings. It was inspired when her mother garden, she would find toys in the dirt. It would add a different dynamic. She stated that, “art is a privileged activity-so army men was a reminder of the need for protection and the destructive element.”
When I saw her paintings, it was bright and colorful. Seeing the little army men made me think about being a little kid and playing in my mother’s garden. I enjoyed the colors that she used and how each paintings she did was huge.
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