I walked around the woodland, absorbing the atmosphere and deciding where I wanted to paint. In the end I decided to paint in the same location that I did my last painting. The height and grandeur of the scene is perfect for the atmosphere I want to capture, and it works well having the same […]Read more "Final Painting of the Project"
This A3 test in my sketchbook combines an ink painting of woodland, using the technique I developed last term, with the abstract paintings in acrylic layered on top. Normally I paint the acrylic en plein air, but for the purposes of this test I worked in my studio, from a photograph, because the important test […]Read more "Adding ink landscapes back into my work?"
I wanted to make a wire sculpture of the shapes I have been adding to my paintings to help me draw lines with angles that create the illusion of depth more effectively. It is hard to tell whether a viewer of my work would be able to ‘see’ the depth of the shapes I am […]Read more "Wire test for line work"
This the space I picked to paint in for the next experiment. Before I settled on this spot, I walked around the woods, looking around lots and thinking carefully about what sense of the space I wanted to capture in the work. I chose this area to paint in because in front of the easel […]Read more "A1 Experiment"
Two A2 pieces completed in the woods. I decided to take more time to do these. Instead of quickly applying paint and moving on, I set myself up in a location more permanently. It meant I could pause and consider more between layers, and could take more time to look and be in my surroundings. […]Read more "Experimenting"
I spent the afternoon outside, drawing, walking and painting in my sketchbook, finishing with this A2 below. Based on the view I had looking up at the sky. Because of all the prep work I had done before working on paper, I felt confident with the paint and the setting, and was happy with the […]Read more "Experimenting"
I completed these ink drawings to test using line and angles to create depth in my work. My plan was to keep experimenting with these before layering the lines over and under my abstract colour paintings. At first the lines were quite random, I wasn’t sure how I wanted to capture height using the lines. […]Read more "Ink Experiments"