Part 1. Exercise 3.

The outcome of these quick paintings were to produce dynamic and interesting mark making in more of a drawing-style.  There was a freshness to them – an abstraction where I was free to move away from a literal interpretation of the image because of the time constraints. The images using different tones of paint worked…

Part 1. Exercise 2.

Key points:- acrylic washes – love them (and I hadn’t used them before)!  Especially over acrylic background – there’s a fluidity to them and they can be washed over to remove unwanted marks using black backgrounds – requires THOUGHT! Need to have a plan, what does the white mean on the black, is it the…

Part 1. Exercise 1

Reflections Challenge – painting so small – and yet it really liberated me.  I could spend an hour on a piece and I could complete it.  More of a satisfying experience that way. Learnt more, and at a greater pace as not spending lots of time on each piece before I could move on. Realised so…

Part 1 – Preparation for working with found images

I have decided to work on collections of portraits/life drawings – I want to build on my ability to pare down and edit out with my work.  I feel my personal voice lies with the depiction of the human form, of the human experience, however, I have no idea as yet how that will be….

Part 1. Exercise 4

I used various strengths of Quink black ink for this exercise.  It is a material I have little experience with but would really like to start to understand how to use it hence my choice to use it here.  What would I do differently if I were starting this project again – I would be…