Completed experiment and moving forward

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.…… Continue reading Completed experiment and moving forward

Artist Bae Bien U

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…… Continue reading Artist Bae Bien U

Completed Experiments

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.…… Continue reading Completed Experiments

Step by step Experiment

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…… Continue reading Step by step Experiment

Reference Photos #2

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.

Texture, control, layering & Artist Mal Levittoux

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…… Continue reading Texture, control, layering & Artist Mal Levittoux

Artist Piet Mondrian

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…… Continue reading Artist Piet Mondrian