For the past three days, we were given the task of painting the colors in black without actually using black while mixing our colors. My goals in this piece was to have fun with the colors and go crazy with paint. I didn't worry too much about it looking realistic, but rather interesting. The most difficult challenge I had to face was mixing the right colors. Sometimes, I would think I found the right shade, but it would be tinted differently or darker than what I wanted, but I continued on and often, the mistake would actually improve something in my painting. I experienced the shift into artistic thinking when I began to see an array of different colors in every part of my composition. My drawing really works in the highlights of the shoe. I wanted it to look dramatic and almost shiny. I learned how to problem solve through this exercise (a lot might I add) and to embrace both the realistic and abstract aspects in my art. I really liked how Jessica painted things carefully and was aware of smaller details in her composition. If I had a do-over, I would try to make the shadows a little less dramatic and the crystal ball actually look like a crystal ball. I feel like the best thing about my work is the vast array of color.