Coursework

Exercise 3 – 360 degree studies

I drove back to the forest where I sketched for the previous exercise of, ‘study of several trees’.  This time it was not a sunny day but chilly, cloudy and it felt like it was going to rain for the duration I was there, but it didn’t.  Also, being so Read more…

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Coursework

Exercise 1 – Clouds formation and tone

I took my A4 sketchbook to a café and sitting outside made a couple of tentative drawings.   Straight away I struggled with capturing the light clouds on the horizon and whist trying to observe and draw the transient movement of the clouds I realised I was going to have be Read more…

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Research & Reflection

Research point – Vija Celmins

I started by watching the short video suggested in my manual and intrigued, found another with Tate online to help further gain more information about the most famous female artist I have never heard of! Vija Celmin, Ocean painting, 1975 one of four lithographs from pencil drawing Celmin early works Read more…

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Research & Reflection

Research Point- Landscapes

I started with Albrecht Durer as I was not familiar with his landscape works and, in my search, came across Pond in the Woods c. 1496, watercolour on gouache.  What I noticed about this ‘sketch’ are the quick washes of colour contrasting but also bleeding into each other and yet Read more…

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Coursework

Exercise 3 – Study of several trees

I drove to a nearby forest and sketched a group of trees but I was not very prepared with regard to materials, camping chair etc.  So, after walking around and looking at the various types of trees I found a group I particularly liked and made a quick sketch on Read more…

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