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”

Black and White

This second assignment focuses on using black and white paint mediums only, including both backgrounds and object images. With 5 black backgrounds, and 5 white backgrounds, I used the following materials on each: black ink, black acrylic paint, white gouache, white acrylic paint, and grey gouache. I systematically used one painting medium atop each ofContinue reading “Black and White”

Painting Thin and Small

The first exercise in the first module of my BA in Fine Art with the OCA! This exercise provides an opportunity to practice painting thin and small. Tasked with choosing an array of images that appealed to me, I selected: a photograph of Boris Johnson, a collage of a hand, ‘The Kiss’ by Gustav Klimt,Continue reading “Painting Thin and Small”