Drawing on photographs

I wanted to try adding symmetrical shapes to this image of the woodland canopy looking directly up. The first lines I added were digital, but I realised from this that digital lines, especially without a drawing pad are too controlled and slow going. I then moved to using a ruler and white gel pen. This…… Continue reading Drawing on photographs

Photo References

First set of drawing done here in the woods outside of LICA. I’m really familiar with these woods, I do a lot of my painting and drawing here, and so space is familiar. I also went to a woodland near my house – somewhere I’ve never been before! I found it refreshing to be in…… Continue reading Photo References

Thinking about & researching sculpture in my work

Sculpture as a tool for my paintings. My paintings have a focus on the dimensionality of the structures. After seeing Cassell’s sculptures, I see the potential of using sculpture as a tool to create 3D structures that tie woodland canopies and cathedral interiors together. These 3D structures can then be what I base my painting…… Continue reading Thinking about & researching sculpture in my work

Artist: Halima Cassell

I saw Cassell’s solo exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery over the easter break, called ‘Eclectica–global inspirations’. Inspired by geometry, architecture, natural forms and foreign travel, she creates deeply carved forms in unglazed ceramic, bronze, stone, wood and cast glass.http://manchesterartgallery.org/exhibitions-and-events/exhibition/halima-cassell-eclectica-global-inspirations/ https://vimeo.com/314022055 Video about the exhibition from http://manchesterartgallery.org/exhibitions-and-events/exhibition/halima-cassell-eclectica-global-inspirations/ One piece particularly caught my attention, this was Noir…… Continue reading Artist: Halima Cassell