Not strictly part of any of the exercises, but this has been an interesting experimental journey:
These images make up an experimental sequence where I was experimenting with soft pastels in an A3 sketchbook. In the first I thought I got some nice water reflection, interesting overall feel, and Quite liked the semi-line quality of the marks. I wasn’t so keen keen on the chairs unfortunately. I wasn’t trying for accuracy – but they’re a bit too far out. Need to concentrate a bit more on relative angles. Continue reading “Soft pastel experiments”
The featured image was taken as I walked across the famous wobbly bridge from St Paul’s Cathedral across to the Tate Modern gallery. I was going to meet up with an OCA tutor and group of students to see the Modigliani exhibition. We met up with the tutor Gerald Deslandes, and received a brief introduction and then went on in. Although I went in with two others we didn’t stay together for long, though met up a few times around the show.
Continue reading “Study Visit: Modigliani”
Next step in my colour mixing journey.
Starting to look at colour theory, and decided to start with Betty Edwards (of Drawing on the Right side of the brain fame) book to start with. This starts with a couple of simple exercises: (a) Colour I like and Dislike; and (b) Colours of the seasons. Not exactly great art, but it was quite fun.
Another side-track for the course, but before I can finish the Annie Peaker, or other ceramic, work I need to do a set of glaze tests so as to know how to approach colouring and Glazing them. This needs to be completed carefully and rigorously if the results aren’t going to be disappointing.
The following notes illustrate the process. Continue reading “Ceramic Tests”