Beginnings of collage experiments based around the idea of the hidden and revealed, the thought process includes archaeology, the passing of time, above and below, what we do and do not see. I have ideas about archaeological techniques and tools, earth pigments, layering paint and revealing through layers. Reading about making paint from earth pigments will lead me to further experiments in process.
This lovely book has just arrived in my postbox! Louise discusses her process, challenges and her disasters and the successful. She lets us in on her studio practice and talks about her life long passion for the poetry of Ted Hughes, her inspiration for this book. It is very encouraging to read about her struggles to pull a body of work together that felt real and exciting to her and inevitably pushed her work to a new level, forcing her to evaluate what she cherished in her work and what she could discard.
work in progress... an exercise on form, colour and acurate proportion. Oil on canvas, 10 x 10 inches
2 paintings in oil, part of a group called Field - I have been using the field next to my house to focus my subject matter and inspire. I am looking at the placing of shapes and exploring shadows and colour. layering up, painting over elements and scraping back to reveal small parts of the textures beneath. Both of these are on board, approx A2 size, the group will be a mixture of sizes - some are about A5. Hope you find them interesting.
Experiments, reflections, and painting: art made through the lockdown months and summer vacation, playing and learning. To kick off with here are some of my first printing attempts using tetra pak to print from.
You can find loads of information about this and other printing techniques here https://handprinted.co.uk/ . Its great fun and uses a recyclable material. I used Aqua water based intaglio ink, nice and gloopy, slow drying but easy to clean up!