I continued with the same combination of mediums for this piece; ink with brush and pipette, white pastel drawn on and sometimes smudged. I used paper with less texture for this experiment which I don’t think worked as well. Paper with more texture gives pieces a more ‘painterly’ feel, with more prominent brushstrokes and texture. […]Read more "Completed experiment and moving forward"
My recent experiments reminded me of Bien U’s photographic work of trees and forests. It was the monochromatic filter and the misty background that is similar to my current experiments. It’s been interesting in my most recent ink experiments trying to capture a sense of height and ‘loftiness’ to the treetops. Looking at these photographic […]Read more "Artist Bae Bien U"
This is the first experiment I completed in ink, bleach and pastel. I am not too happy with outcome but I needed a piece to test the medium with. The problem I think is I was too controlled. Although my brushstrokes are fairly random and fast, the movement of the brushstrokes itself if too constrained. […]Read more "Completed Experiments"
I want to document the process of my next experiment. This is so I can look back once it’s finished and review what layers work and which I could have changed. Since these current pieces are so focused on layers, this documentation of each layer works well. Water and ink wash. With […]Read more "Step by step Experiment"
I have been collecting photos of trees and woods in different light. I wanted to capture tall trees with sweeping branches. Capturing their scale will be interesting to experiment with.Read more "Reference Photos #2"
To try in next experimentsRead more "Pastel and Ink"
After my previous two experiments I have become interested in texture, control of the medium and layering different techniques to create the impression of a landscape. Below are some paintings from the RA Summer Show 2017 that I visited last year that demonstrate this idea well. Both of these paintings play with this idea of […]Read more "Texture, control, layering & Artist Mal Levittoux"
For this second experiment I picked this photograph, similar to the scenes I have been using in the past. For the moment I want to keep the scenes I’m drawing similar, so I can compare technique easily. The contrast in light, and the amount of texture, line and pattern made it a challenge to draw, […]Read more "Out of sketchbook experiment #2"
This is the first experiment I have done outside of my sketchbook. I used graphite pencils 2B-6B and a putty rubber to add highlights. I said before doing this experiment that I wanted to experiment with colour, but once again I was drawn to light and dark, and breaking form down to a more simple […]Read more "Out of sketchbook experiment #1"
Lived 1872-1944. Completing B&W experiments of light coming through trees has illuminated the shapes and patterns that can be captured in these scenes. I was first interested in Mondrian’s work because of the contrast between his paintings of nature and his grid-like abstract paintings. I want to explore how these styles are linked. < One […]Read more "Artist Piet Mondrian"