The Voice of Wakefield High School

Artwork by Laura Morgan

Laura Morgan

Laura Morgan, senior

What are you most proud of when considering this artwork?

I am most proud of the blending in the sky, the orange doesn’t make the blue tones in the clouds/sky too muddy. Also, the use of different values and tones to create depth throughout the piece.


Where do you find inspiration as an artist?

I find it in other artists whether they be students around me or famous ones; this art work was based off the artist Caroline Jasper.


When did you begin drawing? What made you begin?

I started drawing when I was really little; started with stick figures and realized I couldn’t do that very well so I started painting objects and landscapes. I started because there wasn’t much to do when my older siblings were at school so I drew to fill up my time.


What’s your favorite piece of art made by another person?

Irises in Monet’s Garden/the Artists Garden at Giverny by Claude Monet


How have you progressed throughout your life as an artist? (e.g. mediums, style, inspiration)

I have always enjoyed acrylic paint being quick drying and relatively cheap. I definitely enjoy Impressionism with small defined brushstrokes instead of completely blending. I used to try to paint more realistically but throughout the last 4 years of art classes I found myself not liking the way I painted. Now I like creating semi-realistic artwork because it seems more interesting to me.

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