This passage from the book ‘Monet to Matisse – Painting the Modern Garden’ captures why I was drawn to the subject of natural light in landscape, particularly the idea of capturing ‘fleetingness’. I have selected some impressionist paintings from the book that link and inspire my project. Looking at all the pieces I picked together,…… Continue reading Impressionism and ‘Painting The Modern Garden’
Category: Lent Term
Collecting Reference Photos #1
I have been collecting images of outdoor scenes that have atmospheric colour and light. I was drawn to scenes where the light created patterns on water and through trees. I am going to do some sketchbook experiments with this material and see where it takes me, using a variety of mediums.
The Forest at Fontainebleau by Matisse
I saw this piece whilst visiting the National Gallery in London and thought it was relevant to this project. Below is my initial response that I wrote down standing in front of the painting. Vibrant colours create magical atmosphere Thick brushstrokes have very painterly quality Texture light movement energy emotion A painters perception of the…… Continue reading The Forest at Fontainebleau by Matisse
Starting with a Visual Mindmap
What do all these images have in common? Experimenting with the painters perception and how they can interpret and recreate the world around them on canvas (-that idea of recreating memories reminds me of Hodgkins portrait work with pure colour and shape… look at him maybe?). Lots of ‘golden hour’ shots – when the sun…… Continue reading Starting with a Visual Mindmap