Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Week 4 at BA

For this session we looked at the sea coming in from the beach. The colours were in quite distinct bands and I made lots of drawings on holiday to work from.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Drawing class

Last week we were doing portraits to practice mixing flesh tones and looking at artists such as Van Gogh & Matisse who used all sorts of colours in their portraits. I like the way that Van Gogh often uses colours opposite in the colour wheel in his paintings. In the self portrait of his that I worked from he had used an interesting shade of green to contrast with the orangey red hair.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Week 3 at BA

This week we looked at a technique Carla showed me whilst stewarding at Nature in Art in the summer. Using blanket as a base thick yarns are couched down using 4-6 mixed strands of stranded cottons. The 'rocks' in the swirling water were created from felting fleece.