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, […]Read more "Impressionism and ‘Painting The Modern Garden’"
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.Read more "Collecting Reference Photos #1"
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 […]Read more "The Forest at Fontainebleau by Matisse"
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 […]Read more "Starting with a Visual Mindmap"