Assessment images UPM HE4

  1. Avatar. I chose this image because it’s of one of my favourite films and because of that, it was also a terrifying prospect as the self imposed pressure to get it right was so great. The image is here because, with the need to do justice to the original, I am so pleased with the result.
Watercolour pencil and acrylics on cartridge. Approx 6″ x 6″.
Sketch book context.
Detail.

Images 11-20 from this exercise, including this one, are here.

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2. I like almost nothing about this other than the two cats. One (at the back) for being such a simple shape, and the other for giving me that single eye as a focus.

Acrylics on white cartridge. Approx 58cm diameter.

I had discovered how to make a circular crop in Paintshop Pro at this point and so isloated the part that feels to me like a triumph of serendipity over expectation.

Fluid cat on a fluid chair throw. I want to be able to paint like this more by choice than by luck as happens now.

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3. Another paint/fold element of the final assignment, although this one has a piece of collaged HOP film down the centre and so no longer folds. The theme was the demolition and reconstruction of my conservatory (now studio) and here we had reached the part where there is a floor and walls but not roof. It flooded and this is reflected in the video below.

Painted piece and fold print (right to left) on A1 cartridge with additional collaged OHP film. Acrylics, acrylic pen, and OHP film.
Detail showing text: Galvanise (Chemical Brothers) on the left, parts of the script from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis on the right.

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4. I think this was the very first of the exercises for this module – the apparent madness of painting on top of gloss. The result was a much looser representational image than I could have managed without it; so successful I’m still using this technique now.

White cartridge approx 6″ x 6″. Watercolour, Ecoline ink, and acrylics on gloss.
Detail 1.
Detail 2 with different lighting conditions.

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5. There are no monotypes/prints in this submission but in fact this piece of work and several others are underpinned by that technique. Here, there is OHP film which I’d used to make a print, cut and glued onto the cartridge in its original orientation.

Cropped in Paintshop Pro. Approx 58cm diameter. Acrylics on cartridge and OHP film.
Made on a patchwork of A3 black cartridge and OHP film.
Detail.

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6. The first of the five pairs of images for the final assignment drawing on the demolition and rebuilding of my conservatory/studio.

Detail showing text from the I Ching.
Detail.

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7. From an exercise requiring painting upside down and extending into ‘quick and focused’. This is a pair of Osprey with two eggs and a chick taken from a video clip of a live streamed web camera owned by the Woodland Trust.

Cropped isolated image. I’ve since had this printed as A6 cards.
A3 contextual sheet of black cartridge. The osprey area is roughly one third of that size. Acrylics.
Detail.

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8. The task was to paint a piece of rubbish which I chose to take literally. This is both painted and collaged onto A1 cartridge with a found poem text around the edges. There is a political context based on the headline. The video represents my response to that.

Acrylics and glue on A3 cartridge.
Contextual image.
Detail with text.

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9. Having written off tondos as something my gran would have on her wall, I eventually found them quite seductive in their opportunities for momentary focus. This came from a print via OHP film taken from the interior tondo elsewhere in this thread. It is here, cleaned up at the edges in Paintshop Pro.

Acrylics transferred via film print and painted into new shapes.
Contextual image on A1 board. Approx 58cm diameter.
Detail showing the transfer of paint from the film.

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10. The final paint/fold print pair in my fifth assignment has a special place here because it celebrates the completion of the conservatory as a sound structure and coincided with the landing on Mars of the Perseverance rover that I had watched on NASA’s live stream for many months.

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