In the UK before starting an undergraduate course in art, students undertake a ‘Foundation Year’. From my research, it seems the idea of a Foundation Year is to: Continue reading “A Self-Taught Foundation Year”
This is possibly going to be quite a long blog post! I’m going to do a recap of my last 7 weeks of drawing. As ever, in chronological order, unedited – the good, the bad and the ugly.
I like posting in this way, as I think it gives an honest, unbiased view of how my work is developing. Continue reading “Keeping on Life Drawing”
I spent some time on the North coast of Spain in the summer of 2018. It is an impossibly beautiful place, peaceful with a magical, mystical feel in the air. Continue reading “I see the sea.”
Inspired by funny shape skies between the buildings of Valencia. Here is where things started: Continue reading “Building Paintings”
Recently I had an enjoyable afternoon doing some basic colour experiments …
This panel looks quite simple. Like there’s not much to it, or to think about. But actually I discovered quite a lot, the more I stared at it and analysed things. Continue reading “Colour Experiments”
My first bash at painting on canvas. I found a pretty hideous canvas on the street last year and knew it was due a transformation … Continue reading “Cabanyal Canvas”
‘Aguafuerte’ in Spanish, ‘Eau-forte’ in French – both feel punchy, literally translating as something like ‘strong water’. The English translation however is ‘etching’. Somewhat less dramatic, conjuring up, for me at least, images of Victorian men labouring in poor light over dingy reproductions.
It is however nothing of the sort and is my new favourite printing technique – entirely living up to its dramatic Spanish name. So here goes step by step … Continue reading “Adventures in Aguafuerte”
My second print series, again using the drypoint technique, but this time working with two plates! You can see below my original drawing (top right) and the two plates I prepared for this print.
I liked the result, but in some ways it felt quite meek and the wall textures not entirely satisfactory. So I decided to work into the plates a bit more Continue reading “Through the Venetian Window”