Part two was a surprisingly interesting section in ways that I didn’t realise or appreciate until I had almost reached the end. In fact it proved quite a frustrating section that I got a little disheartened by, only to realise at the end just how my I had learned and how important it was. The three main things I took from this were symbolism, detail … Continue reading Reflection, Part 2 – Intimacy
Unsure exactly what was needed for this exercise I went back through my sketches of the different rooms in my house and chose to look at my kitchen from different angles. There was good scope for lines and perspective with a few interesting details so I just added a fruit bowl as a kind of point of significance in the foreground to give the scene … Continue reading Pt 2, Pr 3, Ex 2 – Composition – an interior.
. One theme that I do like to explore is the idea of boarders, or taking the picture beyond the conventional square or rectangle canvas that we see so much in art. In this assignment I used a collage created from the bar I work at, representing a 360 degree panoramic using multiple viewpoint to create unbalanced perspective and some interesting scope of line and … Continue reading Part 2, Assignment 2 – ‘One For The Road.’
Moving from the kitchen in the last exercise and deciding to do something a little different, I took the interior of my garage and depict it in the dark using the idea of negative light to build up the tones and shadows. The idea behind this was to cast a high contrast of harsh light from underneath the old jeep in the middle of the … Continue reading Part 2, Pt 3, Ex 2 – an interior.
I approached this exercise to expand and explore how different materials can describe certain textures, surfaces and colours. I chose the still life objects to contrast with each other in colour and texture and put together a smooth, shiny, black worn leather boot, a hard, solid mottled grey pestle and mortar and a few soft, vibrant yellow bananas. Setting this on a blue towel as … Continue reading Pt 2, Pt 2, Ex 3 – experimenting with multi media.
Pointillism is a very interesting concept. I decided to do a mono chrome piece using three tones of blue to express the light in a still life. Initially the thought of filling an A3 page with dots was quite daunting, however as soon as I started I found it incredibly therapeutic. Choosing a composition lit by a candle to bring out a heavy contrast of … Continue reading Pt 2, Pr 2, Ex 4 – Monochrome. Joining the dots, Tea Time by Candle Light.
I wanted to use a bit of mixed media to work on a few abstract ideas with this project as well as the preliminary quick sketches of the rooms to try and get a varied depth of perception to indicate more of a movement that you would find actually walking around the rooms and viewing them from different angles. To start with I made some … Continue reading Pt 2, pr 3, Ex 1 – Quick sketches around the home.
Inspired by the ideas of the old masters of still life, for this project I decided to arrange a composition that was more personal to me, so, choosing objects that symbolised a personal journey of my life seemed intriguing. The set up was inspired by Cornelis Norbertus with regards to the still life continuing from the flat surface and up onto the backdrop being a … Continue reading Pt 2, Pr 2, ex 2 – Still life using tone and colour.
Charred wood, rope, dead leaves and tree bark gave me excellent scope to explore lines and flow in the texture of the surfaces of these objects. There were all similar in consistency and substance so I used this collection to pull them together in a natural movement. I went for a triangular arrangement reminiscent of a bonfire in a sense. Trying out different mediums I … Continue reading Pt 2, Pr 2, Ex 1 – Still life using line.
Studying for still life seemed a little bit… well, still, on first thoughts. It wasn’t until I wrote a critique on the history of still life that I realised actually how diverse it really was. Rich in symbolism, hidden meaning, and an incredibly diverse attitude to the subject spanning hundreds of years. Before I started the exercises I decided to do a bit of practice … Continue reading Pt 2, Pr 1, Ex 1 – Detail and Tone.