Impasto is the technique of applying paint thickly, often unmixed, with a brush, palette knife, pebble, or other implement. It can either then be left to dry in ridges or blended in situ. This task was to make three painted … Continue reading Part 5, project 1, exercise 1 – impasto
The demands of this exercise – putting a large piece of paper on the floor, covering floor and furniture with newspaper, then applying paint by dripping, dribbling, and spattering it onto the paper using large household brushes – are ones I can’t meet. I have no usable space of this kind and a back injury prevents me from adopting the physical position required. I have to be upright with my back straight. I’m going to argue that I have experimented with very loose applications of paint in the past, that I am unlikely ever to incorporate this technique in my … Continue reading Part 5, project 1, exercise 2 – dripping, dribbling, and spattering paint
I think the previous exercise gave rise to a soft enough landscape for now, so I’ve gone for the hard version. More architectural and structural but also involving a lot of horizontals and verticals that need, even if they’re hand … Continue reading Part 4, project 1, exercise 2 – hard or soft landscape.
Probably the most timely of projects and exercises, given the current situation! The exercise is about choosing a view from a window and, after making a number of sketches, painting a final composition that reflects a mood. At the moment … Continue reading Part 4, project 1, exercise 1 – from the inside looking out
This is based on one of two earlier sketches that I quite like. The other I am reserving for a later exercise. It doesn’t quite meet the criteria in that there are no limbs in view but for now, this … Continue reading Part 3, project 1, exercise 3 – tonal painting
This first exercise calls for a series of sketches, ideally of another person but under current circumstances this isn’t possible and so I am reliant on a mirror. The idea is to use line rather than tone but I seem … Continue reading Part 3, project 1, exercises 1&2 – drawing the human figure