Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Some water images have been added to our resources page "Sky and Water Images" opposite. These show you how abstract it can be. You will also notice there are soft (wet on wet/moist) and hard (wet on dry) edges in most of the images. Being so abstract water is great for letting yourself go. It allows you to focus on what happens on the surface of the paper rather than worrying too much about other concerns. A great subject for a series of technical workouts. Allow the abstract to prevail and you will see how much water on its own is like a painting.
Tonight our Tuesday group also started on the latest mini-project - skies. We looked at how the options to tackle this subject are quite different to how we approached both trees and rocks mini-projects. We talked about how each mini-project is adding to our skills and confidence, preparing us for our full landscape project. There are some brilliant effects in these initial steps to tackling what is often a tricky subject, skies can be both subtle and brash, calm and turbulent all in a moment's glance. Also shown are some of the rock project studies that have been further developed - excellent.
Tonight we started on our latest mini-project - sky. We looked at how the approach top this subject is quite different to how we need to approach the trees and rocks mini-projects. We also considered how each mini-project is adding to our skills and preparing us for our final full landscape project at the end of the course. There are some stunning effects in these first steps to tackling this tricky subject, skies can be both subtle and brash, calm and turbulent all i one moments glance. Also shown are some of the rock project studies that have been further developed - superb.
Monday, 10 February 2014
There are some stunning images in our resources page opposite of skies and clouds, sunrises and sunsets. Feel free to use these if you event been able to find your own. There are two YouTube video links on the resources page too that you will find helpful.
Saturday, 8 February 2014
Our Tuesday group has also been progressing very well in the second mini-project looking at and understanding rocks. The benefits of good analysis is showing in the paintings and drawings being produced. A very nice set of images too.