Jeff Mendenhall

Circles and Fish

Wraped Fish

Orange Blocks and Fish

Jeffrey A Mendenhall has B.S. Degree in Art Education from Florida State University. He has an A.S. Degree in Graphic Design from The State College of Florida. His body of art work incorporates the themes of color, emotions, brush textures and shapes. The body of work is reflective of his “Study of Colours in Abstract 20th Century Art Work”.

In college, he did a sketchbook/research project on the colors and emotions in 20th century art. Periods of art that were of focus: Fauvism, Abstractism, OP art, and Color Field. The artists Piet Mondrian, Joseph Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse, Bridget Riley were the main focus of the research project. By studying Frankenthaler and other color field artists, he learned that color alone can invoke shapes and textures. The art work is created through the use of Corel Painter on a computer. His art work is revealing the culture of modern art work.

Corel Painter is a software that allows the artist to create work with different types of media. The user can choose different brush sizes. Users can control the texture, depth, size, bleed, etc of the brushes. You can have a water color layer. There is a liquid oil layer. In the layers and selections, one can control their brush work. A Wacom stylus pen on a pressure sensitive tablet is used to draw the artwork. He creates slide show movies to show the development of pieces. He wants to show people the process of making his digital art. Visit his YouTube page to view other digital art works. He wants to continue to use advancing technologies to create art work. One day, he envisions his art work on flexible screens.

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