Re-worked Monotype Portraits

For this exercise I was asked to revisit the two previous exercises An Introduction to Monotypes and Monotype Portraits Continued… in order to produce three new images. I needed to chose three prints that I wished to push further, by either adding more paint to create greater definition, contrast or a closer likeness or by removingContinue reading “Re-worked Monotype Portraits”

Monotype Portraits Continued…

Moving on from the previous exercise An Introduction to Monotypes this exercise called for five more monotypes. In order to experiment in other ways I chose one image to recreate 5 times (as previously directed). In this exercise I was prompted to remove different areas of paint with cotton buds, cotton wool, smooth rags, rough ragsContinue reading “Monotype Portraits Continued…”

An Introduction to Monotypes

For this exercise I could choose to either work with an ink portrait I painted in the previous exercise A Series of Quick Self Portraits or a photograph or image from a magazine. As I had previously worked with a photograph found online in my response to the works of Geraldine Swayne I decided to experimentContinue reading “An Introduction to Monotypes”

A Series of Quick Self Portraits

For this exercise I was asked to produce 20 self portraits using black ink. The ink was separated into three cups, one with ink only, another with diluted ink solution and one with water. I could spend no longer than one minute on each portrait. Before beginning the exercise, as advised I took a lookContinue reading “A Series of Quick Self Portraits”

Painting on a painted surface

For this exercise I was tasked with painting collections on painted surfaces. I decided to depict an assortment of kitchen utensils on a black background, as well as a collection of books on an imagined mint background, and cutlery on an imagined lilac background. I started out by using masking tape to fix the A4Continue reading “Painting on a painted surface”

Painting on a 3D surface

For this assignment I was tasked to paint a collection of objects onto a 3D object. Having previously experimented with painting on a cardboard box (Cathy Lomax), pieces of wood (Lee Edwards), and a tin can and glass jar (Paul Westcombe), I decided to revisit painting on another differently sized glass jar. This time IContinue reading “Painting on a 3D surface”

Large-scale line painting

For this exercise I used a large sheet of A2 water colour paper, and I chose to paint the collection of utensils using black ink, and a small flat paint brush. I didn’t particularly enjoy this line drawing exercise as I wanted to add in light and shadow. I did however, attempt to paint directlyContinue reading “Large-scale line painting”

Unusual Painting Media

For this exercise I used a range of different painting media to depict a selection of photographs I took earlier, of collections found in the home. The paintings were made on A4 water colour paper, using nail polish, make-up, coffee and black ink. The first example was created using lip gloss and eye shadow fromContinue reading “Unusual Painting Media”

Look at what you see – not what you imagine

Building upon the previous exercise of Quick and Focused this exercise was also a challenge in painting what you see and not what you imagine. The exercise also came with a time restriction of 10 minutes for the first attempt and then 20 minutes for the second. I also had to reposition the image upsideContinue reading “Look at what you see – not what you imagine”

Quick and Focused

For this exercise I had to work quickly, focusing in on the subject matter rather than looking at the page, as well as using the paintbrush as I would a pencil. I also had only one minute per image to paint! I used A3 watercolour paper, and watered down acrylic to paint with, and choseContinue reading “Quick and Focused”