Part 5 self evaluation

Final piece for submission. Roughly 8″x 12″ gouache and acrylics on A3 hot-pressed watercolour paper. Demonstration of technical and visual skills – materials, techniques, observational skills, visual awareness, design and compositional skills. I found four paintings by different artists using different styles and made sketches of these in soft pastels, the originals being oils, acrylics, and woodblock print. I translated these, adhering to a differentiating extent to the key approaches used by the four artists: stylised and linear (Hokusai’s The Great Wave [~1829]), blended (Turner’s Fishermen upon a Lee shore in Squally Weather [1802] ), naïve and almost abstract (Klee’s … Continue reading Part 5 self evaluation

Assignment 3 self evaluation

  Demonstration of technical and visual skills – materials, techniques, observational skills, visual awareness, design and compositional skills. I thought I could handle perspective but it’s proved unexpectedly difficult – I can see when it’s wrong but correcting it is quite problematic, especially when I bring it into conscious focus. I concentrated on the flyover/underpass images because these were a) the most linear of perspectives but b) because errors couldn’t be fudged, and I developed a technique – drawing out the lines on a photograph – to help me establish the angles. This seems to have worked for me and … Continue reading Assignment 3 self evaluation

Assignment 2 self evaluation

Demonstration of technical and visual skills – materials, techniques, observational skills, visual awareness, design and compositional skills. This is hard to judge in terms of skills. I’ve had conversations about realism versus expression and the vague feeling that preferring the latter is some sort of cop out. At one level I know this is not true – I believe I can draw and I have pre-OCA drawings I return to occasionally to remind myself – but I felt the need to do a couple more just for the record. Not photo-realistic, still more interpretive, but definitely of something recognisable.   … Continue reading Assignment 2 self evaluation