4-2-4 Research Point : watercolour urban landscapes or cityscapes

A. Look at watercolours by different artists and consider what each artist has represented in their painting. B. Look at artists from the eighteenth century onwards who have used watercolour to represent cityscapes… Continue reading

4-2-3 Exercise: Aerial perspective in rural landscape

Aerial perspective is easier to see in a rural setting and simpler to convey as the softer profiles of hills or gentle undulations present tonal layers in a more straight forward way than… Continue reading

4-2-2 Exercise: Aerial perspective urban landscape – painting

Choose your subject and made your sketches and studies.  Then begin your painting, work on a large scale. When finished, assess your painting for progress and compare this to your first study in… Continue reading

4-2-1 Exercise: Aerial perspective in an urban landscape – drawings

Find an interesting view in a built up area and look carefully at how the foreground appears different from the middle and far distance. You may need to get a view from an… Continue reading

4-1-2 Exercise: Distance – linear perspective drawing and painting

A    When you have found a good composition with strong elements of linear perspective, return to your location and begin to work on a larger drawing or painting. Now you will also… Continue reading

4-1-1 Exercise: Distance – preparatory drawings

Find a location that you are able to return to easily. Look around for elements of the built environment that demonstrate perspective clearly.  Locate the horizon line.  Working on location or from a… 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

Assignment 3: Landscape painting from mixed sources

3.4.1 Assignment 3 Assignment 3 : Landscape painting from mixed sources Painting : Take an A3 sheet or larger and secure this to a board. If you wish, lightly draw in the composition. … Continue reading

3.3.4 Exercise: Photographs for source material

Take several photos of your chosen scene. Stick fairly closely to the same viewpoint. Try photographing the same scene under different conditions weather. Take your time and note changes happening and record them… Continue reading

3.3.3 Exercise: Preparatory sketches

Find a location that interests you and make a series of quick small studies (at least four) in your sketchbook.  Establish the major colour and tonal relationships as they affect the composition.  Select… Continue reading

3.3.2 Exercise: Painting on the spot

Return to the location where you took your photograph equipped to paint outdoors, go at a similar time of day to when you took your photograph.  Paint one or two landscape studies in… 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

3.3.1 Exercise: Painting from a photograph

Take two or three photographs of a landscape that you will be able to return to and paint later on. Note of the date, time of day, the position of the sun and… Continue reading

3.3.0 Written piece : Copying Photos

The sophisticated exploitation of photographic images for a specific artistic goal or the use of photography as an additional resource to direct observation are a rather different matter from the practice of copying… Continue reading

3.2.7 Exercise: Painting with prepared elements

  On an A3 sheet sketch the simple outlines of each feature. Determine the tonal structure of the painting.  Paint the lightest colours, let dry and gradually add your darker colours.  Keep everything… Continue reading

Sketchbook – March ’16

Another update from my sketchbook    

3.2.6 Exercise: Building a picture

This exercise will involve a degree of planning and preparation for a painting that could be completed outside or at home.  In this exercise look for a landscape which interests you and includes… Continue reading

Sketchbook March 2016 (2)

Another update from my sketchbook                 

3.2.5 Exercise: Exploring greens outside

  Find a location; look carefully at the range of greens before you.  Roughly draw up the main areas or outlines of different trees, shrubs or areas of grass first in your sketchbook. … 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