Project 1 Exercise 2 Lines and still life

We were asked to choose 6 or more objects to arrange in a still life, some regular shapes and some more irregular. I put together a bucket, shoe,jam jar, paint brushes, pair of glasses and a rope. A rather straight forward exercise to explain the forms of a group of objects using only lines. Redundant of tone or colour we were encouraged to concentrate on … Continue reading Project 1 Exercise 2 Lines and still life

Artist Critique – Odilon Redon.

The French symbolist painter from the mid 19th century, Odilon Redon extensively made use of light and tone to emphasis the mood and atmosphere of his paintings As in this self portrait the light is very hard, casting a shadow over the whole opposite side of his face. The painter hasn’t even brought out some highlights of the other eye giving the painting a rather … Continue reading Artist Critique – Odilon Redon.

Project 1 Exercise 3 Experimenting with texture.

Experimenting with making marks using alternative resources proved a very interesting subject.  Using objects such as sponges, feathers, sheep’s wool and salt created a fantastic scope for layering up texture, especially when it came to painting nature. Looking at different textured materials and how different mediums reacted with them was interesting. Thick spongy materials such as cotton, home made paper and hessian tended to absorb … Continue reading Project 1 Exercise 3 Experimenting with texture.

Exercise 1 Experimenting with expressive lines and marks….best therapy ever!

A more difficult task than I first anticipated, we were briefed to section 4 A1 sheet of paper into 4 sections each and write down an emotion on each sheet, calm, anger, happy and a chosen feeling. Then, picking 4 different mediums, using one 1 colour and only random lines and shapes, try and describe the emotion by inhabiting it and expressing it in the … Continue reading Exercise 1 Experimenting with expressive lines and marks….best therapy ever!

Scultpures in the Dales

Recently moving back from a stint in York and never actually managing to make it to York Sculpture Park, on my last days traveling too and from York to Manchester I decided it high time I take a detour and make the most of the beautiful weather. The exhibitions that I was interested in were mainly the temporary Kaws exhibition, Henry Moore’s sculptures and the … Continue reading Scultpures in the Dales