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.
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.
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.