I looked at photos from where I painted and looked at the painting itself to figure out where I would put the octagonal shape and what angle. This 3D shape helps with this process SO MUCH. After I picked the shape I mapped it out using the 3D shape for reference, having to step back […]Read more "Finishing another big painting with a structure"
Next big canvas using the same stretcher as the first big painting I ever did – it feels small now compared to the bigger stretcher I have! I am painted in new weather conditions here. I painted in windy, grey and stormy weather. I wanted to see how this new weather affects my colour palette […]Read more "Another Big Canvas en plein air"
I needed to rethink the way I put the structure on the canvas, because the last structure was pretty but it didn’t do what I intended! Which was to make the viewer feel as if they are looking up at a great space and height. I went back to the ink structures and started to […]Read more "Rethinking the Cathedral Inspired Structures"
This is an image from my first sitting for adding the structure. To make the shape I used the photoshop image (last blog post), photos from the location I painted this canvas in the woods, and inspiration from the ink structures. What works Using grey lines next to white to outline the structure.This was inspired […]Read more "Adding a Structure to the Big Canvas"
I made this photoshopped image of a big canvas and a charcoal sketch. I wanted to see what it would look like if I added the shape to the painting. Results are positive! This shape works best at capturing height and space and the shapes of a cathedral ceiling dome, even though it’s just a […]Read more "Preparing to add structures to the canvas"
I completed this ink drawing whilst looking at this image of the woods – I took this morning when I was painting outside. With these ink shapes I am mimicking the shapes I see inside cathedrals. Like someone said when looking at the ink drawings: The shapes look like you’ve cast the inside of a […]Read more "Ink Structures cont."
I have really enjoyed this change of medium! It’s refreshing to work with a material that you can drip, bleed, layer etc. I am drawing on skills I built when working in ink last academic year, but trying to push them forward and use as varied techniques as possible. Paper: 90lb watercolour paper and black […]Read more "Ink Experiments So Far"
The final painting session outside in the same weather conditions and location as before. I decided to record myself painting this time, since that is such a big part of the making process it’s interesting to record it! I put a video together of 8 minutes of painting towards the end of the painting session: […]Read more "Finishing Big Rain Painting"
I started this even larger canvas than the last because I want to test the limits of painting outside! This canvas is slightly taller than me and as wide as my arms stretch so it’s about the limit I can go and be able to carry the canvas outside without any help. The intention for […]Read more "Second Large Canvas: Process"