Assessment Submission – links to relevant posts

Understanding Painting Media – Assessment Submission Links below to blog posts for each of the pieces. 1.  Assignment 2 2.  Assignment 3 3. Exercise 4. 1 4. Reworked Assignment 4 (Assignment 4 link) (reworked assignment 4 link) 5. Assignment 5 Prep 6. Exercise 5.2.  Exercise 5.3 7. Assignment 5 Prep 8. Assignment 5 final pieces…

Velazquez research response

Look at Velazquez’s portraits i.e: Infanta Margarita Teresa in Blue Dress, Infanta Margarita Teresa in Pink Dress. Analyse his blocking-in of the each area of for e.g the dress and hair, from thin, dark shapes to the final drawing of highlight / detail. I had already looked at each of these paintings online during Part…

Review of final 4 pieces of work for Assignment 5

Try shifting the sequence of your final four ‘Banal’ works and the proximity between them. How does this shift or alter your reading of them? What do you learn from this?  Reflect on the difference in how the viewer might read the individual and interconnected series   Connections and narratives Reflecting on the sequence of…

Post-Completion Course Review

Understanding Painting Media has been an exciting course.  There has been lots of scope for working autonomously, researching ideas specific to my own interests and developing my artistic voice.  My tutor feedback has been tremendously helpful and I have tried to act on all the advice.  I have slowed down the way I work, enabling…

Response to Assignment 5 Report

This has been an incredibly detailed and helpful report that I will be able to use to extend my practice going forward.  It has provided me with a vast array of suggestions  – many of which are aimed at deepening my understanding of my artistic direction, and as such, deepening my connection with myself.  On…

Review and analysis of practical artist research

I have carried out practical artist analysis during the last two parts of UPM to see if I can understand something deeper about my own practice by setting myself the task of emulating a certain artist whether by colour choice, mark making etc. I have been asked to do the following:- Research: think about and…

Reworking of Assignment 4 Paintings

Revisiting this work was quite a challenge as at the time I wasn’t really aware that my skill with oil paint had developed.  I  worked using glazes, mixing my black as directed by my tutor and attempted to build up structure with each layer.  There are approximately 4 layers in total.   Unfortunately this reworked…

Review of Assignment 3, 4 and 5

I have been directed  by my tutor to reflect on my submissions for my last 3 assignments and to consider how my work has developed.  I am immediately struck by surprise that I hadn’t noticed I am moving forward with my investigations into paint.  I find it hard to have confidence in my work and…

Reflections on latest sketchbook

Packing up and editing my work for assessment has given me lots to contemplate not least the way my sketchbooks have evolved over the duration of the course.  Even though I have completed almost 2 1/2 modules with OCA I have only recently started to understand how I can use a sketchbook for my own…

Extended Essay

I am pleased to have been asked to extend my Part 5 essay. I felt 500 words left me without room for any real exploration of the subject matter – I was in a position of having to keep cutting out and reducing my word count, and in the end I was still unable to…

Assignment 5 Tutor Report

Overall Comments Thank you for the carefully selected, prepared and well organised portfolio. The contents of which; Final selection ‘Banal’ paintings, Experiments & prep, part-filled sketchbook, Colouring book, Monotypes, Pt 5 exercises. One sketchbook missing. Blog available to view and up to date. I have retained (*) some of my previous comments from assn. 4,…

Links for future work ideas

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3320420/Joyous-crowd-wave-smile-enjoy-Eagles-Death-Metal-concert-just-moments-89-murdered-ISIS-gunmen.html I am conscious that this kind of event undermines something within me and I would like to create a body of work to reflect that distortion. http://www.history.com/topics/saint-joan-of-arc http://www.archive.joan-of-arc.org/joanofarc_short_biography.html http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2016/02/22/visual-art-four-ways-of-viewing-women/nggallery/image/joan-of-arc/ http://www.leicestergalleries.com/19th-20th-century-paintings/d/john-everett-millais/11267 Joan of Arc (and Elizabeth I) interests me in terms of gender roles, past and present sexual stereotyping. What we have lost in the…