Category Archive: Research & Gallery Visits

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 http://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/exhibitions/event/3136/making-beauty.html http://elpihv.co.uk/works/making-beauty https://tit-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/articles/3243/elpida_hadzi-vasileva,_making_beauty_sculpture_(2016),_installed_at_djanogly_gallery,_photo_nick_dunmur,_courtesy_elpida_hadzi-vasileva_and_djanogly_gallery__large.jpg http://www.studiointernational.com/images/articles/h/hadzi-vasileva-elpida-2016/Elpida-Hadzi-Vasileva,-Making-Beauty-Sculpture-2016_2.jpg# https://i.ytimg.com/vi/XbT0NejjYIo/hqdefault.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 http://museum.maidstone.gov.uk/whats-on/events/coming-home-conflict-care-1916/ http://www.artweek.com/sites/default/files/styles/700/public/exhibition-image/4958/EXHIB-WWI-trones-wood.jpg?itok=6aUBvzFE http://static.artuk.org/w800h800/KT/KT_MMB_17_007.jpg 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 http://ceredigionarttrail.org.uk/ 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

Add. Research: Analyse the work of – Sargent, Nash, Burra and Homer

Additional study as suggested by tutor!        Analyse the work of – John Singer Sargent, Paul Nash, Edward Burra and Winslow Homer Look at the Tate Watercolour catalogue and analyse the work the… Continue reading

Exhibition Visit – Simon Starling

Simon Starliong – Nottingham Contemporary Gallery http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/ http://www.thegrandtour.uk.com/exhibition/simon-starling/ https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/mar/22/simon-starling-review-nottingham-contemporary Simon Starling at Nottingham Contemporary, 19 March – 26 June 2016 Nottingham Contemporary will present a major solo exhibition by Turner Prize winner Simon Starling… Continue reading

Exhibition Visit – David Jones Jun’16

Nottingham – June 2016 David Jones – VISION AND MEMORY Exhibition / Djanogly Gallery) https://gerryco23.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/david-jones-vision-and-memory-at-pallant-house/ http://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/exhibitions/event/3037/david-jones-vision-and-memory.html extract from gallery literature & web David Jones (1895-1974) was a painter, engraver, poet and maker of inscriptions.… Continue reading

Additional Exercises : Suggested reading and study : Interaction of Color – Albers

Additional Exercises : Suggested reading and study As suggested by my tutor in the previous report ……. …..  read and apply some of the exercises in Josef Albers Interaction of Color published by… Continue reading

Additional Research & Reading : Klee

My tutor suggested some additional reading and research noting the following book. Paul Klee – Painting Music Paul Klee  Painting and Music by Hajo Duchting 1997 Prestel-Verlag, Munich – New York ISBN 9… Continue reading

London – Feb 2016 (Galleries & Exhibitions)

A day out in London and a chance to visit several exhibitions and galleries.  Starting the day at the RA. The exhibitions visited were: Royal Academy – Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse Mall… Continue reading

Gallery Visit : Hastings : Jerwood Gallery – August 2015

In this visit to the Jerwood there was several exhibitions to see.  I have split these up and commented upon each as well as reproducing information from the Jerwood gallery on each of… Continue reading

2.6.2 Additional Research from Report

Additional Research from Report 1 -2 Look at the still life artists I have mentioned above. Also look at the work of Hercules Brabazon Brabazon (suggest getting hold of the book ‘Art and… Continue reading

2.6.1 Additional research suggested by Tutor

Additional research suggested by Tutor Additional Research from Report 1 -1 Extract from tutor report :    ………. I like the fact that you have implied the front edge of the chopping board in… Continue reading

Gallery Visit : London : BP Portrait Award 2015

BP Portrait Awards 2015 at NPG  National Portrait Gallery Sink or Swim by Ian Cumberland   My Mother and My Brother on a Sunday Evening by Borja Buces Renard Whereas a few of the… Continue reading

Gallery Visit : London : RA Summer Show 2015

London – August 2015 RA Summer Show 2015 https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/summer-exhibition-2015# “The Summer Exhibition has never looked so impressive” – The Times “A bastion of the English cultural summer” – The Telegraph “It’s the best Summer Exhibition… Continue reading

Delacroix Moroccan Sketchbooks

French artist Eugene Delacroix is typically associated with the Romantic school of painting in the early 19th century. In my mind he exemplifies the skill of an artist – his expressive and sinuous… Continue reading

Gallery Visit – Eric Ravilious – Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich, London                         July 2015 Eric Ravilious – Dulwich Picture Gallery http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2015/april/ravilious/ “a joy from start to finish” The Telegraph Read the full review. “the Seurat of Sussex” Laura Cumming, The Observer “From the start we see an… Continue reading