"Summer Morning" by Ellis Dillard

Artist/ Designer:

For this piece, I used the prompts home, color theory, and landscape.

This piece depicts a time when my friends and I pulled an all-nighter at the lake so we could watch the sunrise. It was a moment I will never forget and I chose this picture because I feel at home when I'm with my friends and summer is a very comforting time for me because there's not the stress of schoolwork to worry about.

The color theory comes into place within the background and making it blend along with having to mix my own black and all of the highlight colors.

My goals with this piece were to accurately represent the sunrise and also put a little bit of my own twist on it which I think I accomplished.

Ellis Dillard, Class of 2023

Studio Art II: "Home" Choice Piece


  • Painting