Why do I want to look at Remnev’s work His paintings have a mood of mystery, closed emotion, setcrets People interacting with surroundings – lots of context e.g. history, location, placement of the body, which provides narrative. Use of fabric in compositions – how does this contribute to the above comments on Remnev’s work? Remnev works in […]Read more "Artist: Andrey Remnev"
This experiment on un-stretched canvas, I wanted to try painting on a different textured surface. Underpainting in thinned burnt umber. Based on same collection of sketches as previous painting. What I’m trying with this piece Thinning the paint with Liquin. This means I can apply lots of thin layers that dry faster than normal and […]Read more "Painting #6 In progress"
Before painting my next portrait from sketches, I wanted to see test colour palettes. The last painting I did, I struggled most with what colours to use, and as a result I applied a lot of thick paint to the canvas before having to remove it. It meant the painting was overworked and could have […]Read more "Simple Digital Colour Palette Tests"
This is the first experiment I’ve done based on a series of sketches in my flatmates room. It was the first time I could apply what I learnt completing the life drawing paintings to a subject that has more purpose behind it. The process I did an underpainting in burnt umber thinned with turpentine.I then applied […]Read more "Painting #5 Experiment"
I discovered a podcast whilst researching the artist Felicia Forte last week. The podcast is called ‘Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood‘. They’re conversational interviews with artists and the first I listened to was interviewing Felicia Forte. It was a great episode to listen to to understand Forte’s work from a more personal view of the […]Read more "Podcasts"
I first saw this artist at the BP Portrait Award 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery this summer. I was struck by Forte’s technique of layering the paint (in gradually thick layers) onto the canvas. Leaving parts of the canvas quite bare, so early layers can be see, and to the right of the figure’s […]Read more "Artist: Felicia Forte"
With these next experiments I wanted to try painting from drawings of new mediums and experiment more with painting more instinctually. Charcoal drawing from life, 20 mins. I picked this drawing because of the tonal detail I made and the notes of colour written on the body, making a pretty comprehensive drawing to paint from. […]Read more "Life Drawing to Painting ex.3+4"
These experiments are a technical investigation into painting from sketches made from life. I had never done it before so I wanted to see how I would lay the paint down, what colours I would use with the information I had, and what the final result would be. I used a thinned underpainting of Burnt […]Read more "From Life Drawing to Painting ex.1+2"
Contemporary artist, born in Ukraine, 1982. Initial thoughts about Sarazhin’s work. chiaroscuro – more recent work interlaced bodies portraits placed figures reminds me of people sleeping – the awkward angles their bodies are in It is hard to describe the way I interact with these paintings, because the mood Sarazhin has captured is not tangible; […]Read more "Artist: Denis Sarazhin"
These are a collection of artists that I have been drawn to over the course of summer. Unintentionally, there are themes that can be seen in this collection of artists and artworks: Content of the paintings People and the positioning of bodies is a key theme. Tender interactions between people OR tender paintings of single […]Read more "Visual Mindmap"