Project Three – Two Coloured Masked Mono Prints

For this third project the aim was to: Select four monoprints from your third project. You should choose those which demonstrate the use of double masking which are well aligned and registered and which demonstrate a good use of colour. Select prints which show your use of multi-coloured layers and masks, textures, back drawing andContinue reading “Project Three – Two Coloured Masked Mono Prints”

Project Two – Positive and Negative Masked Mono Prints

For this second project the aim was to: Select four mono prints from your second project. You should choose those where the positive and negative shapes are clear and well printed. For this assignment I chose the above four prints as my most successful. The deep red prints aren’t as well accomplished as the limeContinue reading “Project Two – Positive and Negative Masked Mono Prints”

Project One – First Mono Prints

For this first project the aim was to: Select four monoprints from your first project using your chosen personal objects . You should choose those where the painted print shows a full range of expressive marks used to create an image with impact. Each print should be clear and have clean edges and a goodContinue reading “Project One – First Mono Prints”

Depicting your environment

Thinking about how I might like to depict my environment for the final assignment of Understanding Painting Media, with the Open College of Arts, I began to consider all of the previous work and exercises I had undertaken to date. I thought about the different practices and techniques I used and decided that monotype printingContinue reading “Depicting your environment”

A Circular Painting

For this assignment I was tasked with creating a circular or oval painting of an area in my house, either from life or from a photograph, I also had to refer to the work I completed in previous exercises and artist research carried out. When thinking about what I wanted to produce for my assignment,Continue reading “A Circular Painting”

Reworking: Monotype Portraits

Following receipt of tutor feedback from my previous assignment Monotype Portraits, I decided not to rework the final paintings but did undertake some further research and experimentation. I particularly wanted to continue to learn about colour mixing as well as working with oil paints as I found it incredibly challenging when trying to create theContinue reading “Reworking: Monotype Portraits”

Reworking: A Series of Paintings

This post isn’t about a reworking as such of the A Series of Paintings, however following receipt of feedback from my tutor it has spurred some further research and experimentation with painting media. I was direct to look at the following artists in particular: Pippa Gatty, Laura Collins, Alice Neel, Genieve Figgis, and Paula Rego. PippaContinue reading “Reworking: A Series of Paintings”

Reworking: Collection Painting

Following the feedback from Assignment Two: Collection Painting I set about reworking some of the still life collection painting. I noticed by looking at both paintings the photograph has also changed the overall image slightly the first was taken on quite a bright sunny day, causing a little bit of a shine on the surface,Continue reading “Reworking: Collection Painting”

Monotype Portraits

For this assignment I was asked to produce three monotype print portraits, gathering together all of the artist research and learnt experience following completion of the exercises. I enjoyed the different angles I used when I painted the quick ink paintings and wanted to continue with this. Of the ink paintings I particularly liked theContinue reading “Monotype Portraits”

Collection Painting

This assignment required a collection painting, A1 or A2 in size on a black or dark coloured background. I struggled to decide on what to present for this collection painting, and first toyed with depicting the contents of my handbag, and instead of arranging the collection before photographing I would just tip the handbag upsideContinue reading “Collection Painting”