Studio Diary

Week 24 – Developing work for the final show

Week 24 – Developing work for the final show

Exhibition layout I'm trying to decide between having five paintings on the main wall, and three with the other two (if they are finished) on the wall on the left hand side. It really depends if I finish them or not, but here are my hanging ideas: It makes more sense...

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Week 23 – Final term starts

Week 23 – Final term starts

I only had a couple of days in the studio this week, so I worked on my main three paintings, but I also started another two, one a(nother) repaint of I dreamed of a golden child, and the other a bookend to it, the inverse, the figure at the end when the children have...

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Easter Holidays – Painting and printing

Easter Holidays – Painting and printing

Painting I'm using predominantly blues for this reinterpretation, contrasting with the yellow light at the top of the image and providing more depth and contrast. I need to make sure the depth is properly rendered in this image and that it still remains harmonious...

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Week 19 – Ideas generation

Week 19 – Ideas generation

With the Spring exhibition over, it's time to concentrate on the Final exhibition. I know that I want my painting 'The Judging' to be included, and I know that I would like to make this into some kind of series to include the yellow image of the pregnant ladies in a...

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Week 18 – Spring Exhibition

Week 18 – Spring Exhibition

As we're in lockdown still our Spring exhibition has been held online. The group named the exhibition 7039mi as 7039 miles is the physical distance between us all, some having gone home to work due to COVID. We decided that a map interface would highlight the distance...

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Week 16-17 – Documenting

Week 16-17 – Documenting

It seems a bit meta to be documenting my documentation but that's what I've spent the majority of the week doing. It turns out to be far trickier than it seems to photograph a painting in good light and to video it with a steady hand. All good work that will count...

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Week 15 – Consolidating

Week 15 – Consolidating

I want to try out some approaches for supplementary work to my paintings, so I have been trying some freer pastel sketching. It may also be good to try to use this to inform my paint technique. I still want to try some more developed paper collage drawings, wither...

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