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”

Kim Baker

Kim Baker is a British Painter living and working in London. I really enjoy her work as it incorporates bold colours and abstract elements which I particularly like and also use in my own work. Baker has taken influence from 17th Century Dutch floral painting and abstract works from the likes of Willem De Kooning.Continue reading “Kim Baker”

Geraldine Swayne

Geraldine Swayne was born in 1965, and is a British Artist. Swayne attended Newcastle Upon Tyne University where she gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1989, and later went on to gain a MA in Fine Art at Kingston University in 2013. Swayne enjoys using a wide variety of materials and methods inContinue reading “Geraldine Swayne”

Kim Edwards

Kim Edwards is a British Artist, currently living and working Badingham, England. Edwards uses a range of mediums including, digital, print making, watercolours and painting. For the purpose of this blog post I will be specifically focusing on Edwards work with Mono-types, (monotyping is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on aContinue reading “Kim Edwards”

Annie Kevans

Annie Kevans was born in in 1972, in Cannes, France. Kevans attended Central Saint Martins University and gained a BA(Hons) in Fine Art in 2004. Kevans is an English painter who focuses on painting portraits which often explore controversial topics and alternative histories. Some of Kevans’ work includes a series of portraits named ‘All theContinue reading “Annie Kevans”

Eleanor Moreton

Eleanor Moreton was born in 1956, in London and continues to live and work in London. Moreton attended Exeter College of Art, and gained a BA in Painting in 1979. Moreton continued her studies, gaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Art History in 1993, and an MA in Art History in 1996 with UCE, andContinue reading “Eleanor Moreton”

Yuko Nasu

Yuko Nasu was born in 1974, in Hiroshima, Japan, and lives and works in London. Nasu studied visual design at Kyoto City University of Art until 1997, and relocated to London in 2005, where she attended Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Nasu is most well known for her portraits made using oilContinue reading “Yuko Nasu”

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”

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”