Wednesday 21st March 2019 The heat is on now to getting as much work completed as possible within the next 2-3 weeks. A lecture today from Phil, John and Andrew about the military style precision and organisation of the degree show with a time table of of how, when, where and what we have to do in the coming weeks. Finalising essay, project and critical … Continue reading Count down to Degree Show
I have been studying the work of William Nicholson 1872-1945 and I aspire to being able to produce work to this standard (I am working towards it). This painting of a gilt tankard is stunning, sophisticated and beautiful. Nicholson s ability to paint light and reflections is magical. The painting hangs in Clarence House. Nicholson is also a painter of landscapes. In my opinion he … Continue reading Artists that inspire me.
Wednesday 6th March 2019 This last few weeks have been a struggle to say the least – Art history module is sapping my energy and creativity, I’m feeling a little like I did in 2nd semester of 2nd year where printmaking was having the same effect on my painting. I have been trying very hard to juggle everything I have to get through, and to … Continue reading Graduation Looms!
Week 1 – 4th October 2018 I was at a bit of a loss as to how I was going to continue blogging in my final year, until I had my first tutorial – I hope I don’t get too boring for those of you who may read these blogs, I will try to make them arresting….. interesting even. We spoke about how to plan … Continue reading 3RD…….. AND FINAL YEAR
After portfolio submitted, essays handed in and assessment on portfolio done, I now have to wait for what seems to be an agonisingly long time for the results, did I make the grade as it were. However, I have had my mark for Professional Practice for CV, covering letter, website and blog, and to be honest, I am fairly pleased with 64% which equates to … Continue reading On Tender Hooks
Today I handed in my portfolio and body of work completed over the last 11 weeks of semester 2. I feel a little apprehensive that my work is not in my protection, although I am fairly confident that it will all still be in tact and there when I collect if tor assessment on 22 May. Looking through all my work that I have done … Continue reading A temporary parting
I cannot figure it out! what is it about still life that I have to paint it??? lemons, apples, pears, bowls with apples and grapes, jugs etc. etc. I’m going to have to come up with the answer because I’m going to be asked in my assessment! eeek, well here goes, I am going to try and address this question – Well Its nothing to … Continue reading About still life
I cannot say how I feel about arriving at the end of my 2nd year as a Fine Art student, I feel a bit numb to tell the truth and a little exhausted too. It has been a year of searching and finding, stumbling and groping my way through a sea of mud, frustration, and joy, and a few moments of Eureka! but mostly its … Continue reading The end of 2nd year.
Back to painting again, life is so hectic, trying to fit everything in its the last 2 weeks of 2nd year at Uni and its gone mad, so many loose ends to tie up and essay to finish, paintings to complete etc etc. All that aside, here are a couple that I have done over the last 2 days. I started with looking at how … Continue reading A painting a day – I’m back
I am passionate about still life, it is a genera that I find fascinating – turning the every day things and objects into something that can be quite magical and mystical – there are so many different ways of painting still life – abstract, realist, painterly, impressionistic etc as with any other subject, I love the challenge of light and reflection, shape and form. The … Continue reading Artists that inspire me.