|I did it! I got into painting! I cant believe it! Thankyou so much!!|
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
So, today is the last day of the three week ranking project, we have to be set up by tomorrow morning at 9:30. After that the doors will be locked and we will have to wait till Friday for our results.
Terrifying really, that our lives for the next three years is in the hands of our tutors.
A list will be placed on the door apparently of those who have made that top twenty or so. The rest of us will have to find somewhere else to go.
I hope I will do well.
Above is my set up for the ranking project.
Some testers I did on linen, experimenting with soaking the un-primed canvas/linen. Then going back and either painting an image in or using a palette knife to place the paint on top of the linen and then scrape it back off again.
The top one is my favorite, the rest seem a bit chocolate boxy for me.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Some self portraits inspired by Marlene Dumas.
I was really happy with how the top one came out exactly how I had in my head. It looks almost 3D. I want to try and work more with the dripping effect. I like how the face is melting. The newspaper collage came out alot lighter than I originally planned. I wanted it to be mostly text and less colour. But I guess I still had my original flower ideas in the back of my head. It works well though, this dark gloomy face surrounded by a world that is slightly camouflaged by bright colours and nice words...
The 2nd painting I did of myself didn't come out so well. I suppose that's to be expected when your working late at night and when the light is fading. There is almost to much information. I would of liked it to be alot flatter, with more block colours, alot like Marlene Dumas portraits. I might try that again..
|Death of the Author|
The portrait above is one of my favorites, its so simple. This one as well as 'Dead Marylin' below, were very influential for the two above.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
This was our last project in print that I forgot to put up. The final stage. We all had to take one photo of St. Josephs Street and make it into a print, out of how many prints we made we chose the one we thought was best and gave it to Des. They were then put together to create a large picture.
It came out really nicely! There is a close-up of mine in the 2nd image, its the one that's two over from the left and one down.
Monday, April 4, 2011
A mixed media piece I did of mum over the weekend. Mum is in acrylics, Garry is done in pastels, and the jumper is done in white conte pencil.
|All my reference material.|
|The finished piece. It came out very blue, but then the photo was very blue, and the orange of the cat was reflecting off mums face.|
Note to self, stop using that funny setting on the camera!
|The Original photo..|
When you look at the photo and painting side by side one can see so many mistakes, it is very annoying, I made her face to big in the painting! How annoying!
Friday, April 1, 2011
Had a bit of a bad week this week. Wasent really sure my head was at, and was, and still is somewhat, feeling a rather inadiquite about my work, and wasent sure what the hell I was doing. After talking to my tutors I do feel a bit better about it all and feel alot more confidnt about being in paint. Its what I came here to do and I know if I left I would be very dissapopinted in myself and would always have that inkling of regret. Hopefully it will all work out for the best. The only bummer is that I have gotten very little done this week. Hopefully I can do a bit of catching up and everything will go back to normal!
“If you wake up at a different time, in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?”