Sketchbook & Research Nov’16

My tutor said to copy some paintings by others as a form of research. To that end I have select the following watercolour paintings to paint. I have copied the following: The Water… Continue reading

Exhibition Visit – Nottingham Oct’16

Nottingham – Djanogly Gallery Making Beauty, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva,_making_beauty_sculpture_(2016),_installed_at_djanogly_gallery,_photo_nick_dunmur,_courtesy_elpida_hadzi-vasileva_and_djanogly_gallery__large.jpg,-Making-Beauty-Sculpture-2016_2.jpg# Websites (info and images) accessed on 28th and 29th October 2016.   Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva Hadzi-Vasileva is a site-specific installation artist working… Continue reading

Exhibition Visit – Maidstone, Sept ’16

Maidstone Coming Home : Conflict and Care in 1916, Bentlif Galleries This exhibition centres on two paintings by local artist Frank Hyde, depicting events which place a hundred years ago. … Continue reading

Exhibition Visit – Aberystwyth, Wales. Aug 16

Aberystwyth, Wales Ceredigion Art Trail; Aberystwyth, The Old College The Ceredigion Art Trail 2016 has over 90 artists and groups taking part from 30th July to 29th August. This Art Trial involves… Continue reading

5-4-2 Assignment 5 : Series of five paintings

For this project develop a series of five pictures using methods and a subject of your own choice.  For your paintings you will need to establish the aspects of the work that links… Continue reading

5-4-1 Prep for Assignment 5

For this project develop a series of five pictures using methods and a subject of your own choice.  For your paintings you will need to establish the aspects of the work that links… Continue reading

Sketchbook : Sept ’16

More updates from my sketchbook …. at Whistable beach at Whitstable beach Whitstable Aberaeron Aberaeron  

5-3-5 Exercise: Working with music

Listen to four or five very different pieces of instrumental music.  Each piece should different in mood, instrumentation and style.  Select music that is sustained and listen once perhaps making some notes.  Now… Continue reading

5-3-4 Exercise: Free expression

In this exercise you are asked to draw on subconscious thoughts, memories and associations. You may wish to include objects, but try to ensure that in some of your experiments there is no… Continue reading

5-3-3 Exercise: Magnification

You can find abstraction through observation is to draw or paint your scene or subject and then to isolate an area of it that interests you. You can then look at your study… Continue reading

5-3-2 Exercise: Themed collage and painting

Choose images (photographs and studies) that you don’t mind tearing up. Cut or tear out parts of them which you think are most characteristic of the place as you remember it.  Some fragments… Continue reading

5-3-1 Exercise: Collage made from random elements

Research: Find one or two Cubist paper collages and assess their effects with some brief notes in your learning log.  Widen your research into collage and painting. Look for at least two other… Continue reading

5-2-5 Research Point : Compare pure watercolour and mixed media

Make comparative notes on the differences between pure watercolour and mixed media. OCA Course book . . . …… Watercolour can be used in many ways and in combination with different media. However,… Continue reading

5-2-4 Exercise: Using resists experimentally

Try out a few experiments in your sketchbook or on a spare piece of paper.  Choose any subject, use A3 or larger sheets of watercolour paper placed over newspaper (to avoid mess). Have… Continue reading

5-2-3 Exercise: Mixed media on coloured and white paper

Make four small studies in your sketchbook in any medium you like of a scene or collection of objects.  Make at least two studies on pages that you have coloured.  Then make two… Continue reading

5-2-2 Research Point : Moore’s – Sleepers and John Marin’s The Singer Building

Look for other examples of mixed media pictures such as Henry Moore’s Pink and Green Sleepers (shown page 35 course book / notes) which uses wax resist and John Marin’s The Singer Building… Continue reading

Sketchbook : August ’16 (2)

More update from my Welsh holiday visual diary I didn’t expect to end up in hospital but I tried to keep the visual diary going!    

Sketchbook : August ’16 (1)

Updates from my sketchbook – Welsh holiday    

Sketchbook: July 2016

More Updates from my sketchbook, the start of the Welsh holiday  

5-2-1 Exercise: Exploring one subject in a variety of ways

Now make at least four paintings in which you introduce a new medium or combination of media with each study. For example: Pen and watercolour Pen, crayon and watercolour Crayon, watercolour and oil… Continue reading