Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Degree Show


It has been such a fantastic experience, as a whole it looks amazing, had great feedback and met some wonderful people.

I've had many blog views since the show has been up so Thank you very much for logging on and having a look

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

My new love... Painting on Silk

After doing my mark making on tracing paper, someone suggested that I tried stretching silk.
As it looked similar to tracing paper and gave the same effect. I experimented with it this morning, coating it in a sealant before hand so it had a translucent look, this was the piece I made. Visually it links to my processed work and I absolutely love it, I may even show it alongside on others for Degree Show.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Degree Show Piece MAYBE

Mark making on tracing paper

Using Oil Bar, Acrylic, Graphite and Linseed Oil, creating quite a translucent layer effect

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Cutting out from my mark making drawings

4. I made a prototype with my pattern design for a possible light box idea, the white space will be cut out of wood or metal, for the light to shine through frosted glass.
3. I then photocopied and swapped the positive and negative over
2. Which created this beautiful pattern
1. I began to cut out the negative spaces with my mark making drawings


The work above is a final piece with them all together

"Pentimenti may show that a composition originally had an element, for example a head or a hand, in a slightly different place, or that an element no longer in the final painting was originally planned. The changes may have been done in the underdrawing of the painting, or by the visible layers of paint differing from the underdrawing, or by the first painted treatment of the element having been over-painted."

This project is process based, working around the word 'Pentimento'. All my work in one series of mark making drawings, begin as exactly the same piece of work. I then build layers with paint, charcoal, pen, graphite and tracing paper, using a photocopier to capture each stage at every layer, to then work into once again. I work on them at the same time and in the same order, almost like a factory line up. 

Friday, 21 January 2011

Week Project in the Exhibition Space

Leaving the cut out letters on the floor gave a feeling of absence and loss. They have no life in them anymore, yet that are still very present.

Three A3 sized card cut outs. All extracts from letters from my Dad over the recent years. Know I have moved on from this tough time, I wanted to start creating something, to give me something positive back from all this material I have got.