There is only one exercise requirement for project 4 and as things stand, it’s impossible to achieve. Working with photographs is the next project but, as with many instances during this course, I’ll need to do that here. I’m going … Continue reading Part 4, project 4 – painting a landscape outside
Project 4 is about interiors and this task requires an investigation into the way the Dutch genre painters, as they were called, achieved their sense of realism, space, and the occupants in the room. Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) was one of these and happens to be one of my favourite artists because of the warmth he brings out in his portrait models. His interiors, though, impress as well; their domesticity and mundane but beautifully intimate and gentle compositions where so often the key character is shown in light from a high window. This one, The Milkmaid c 1658-60 (left), for me … Continue reading Part 2, project 4, research point 4 – Dutch realist genre painters
This task is essentially one of demonstrating a grasp of linear perspective which is where two parallel lines converge on a distant vanishing point, like railway tracks disappearing into the distance. Obviously, in a house the vanishing point is likely … Continue reading Part 2, project 4, exercise 2 – simple interior perspective.
This calls for standing and holding an A4 sketchbook while making quick sketches in four different directions from a central point. It was always going to be difficult, my cluttered surroundings being the least of the problems. For various reasons, … Continue reading Project 4, part 2, exercise 1 – quick sketches around the house