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Term 2: Colossal Progress!

International Women's Day: Annie Swynnerton, art pioneer

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Week 8: such strong work developing in the group

A great session today where everyone's work is showing real progress and good technical confidence. Great colour theory too!

Anne 
Brian
Brian
Christine
David
Geraldine
Janice
John
Karen
Linda
Margaret
Val

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Main projects taking shape

We've just past the half way stage of our term. The first half was a very positive and productive five weeks. See below the fabulous individual palettes and techniques starting to take shape in each project painting.

Anne
Brian
Christine
David
Janice
John
Linda
Linda
Margaret
Val

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Exciting stage in our main project...

Excellent developments in each of our individual main projects. See the exciting range of colours and strong technique coming through...

(Remember there is NO class next week 31 May. We return on 4th June)

Anne
Brian
Christine
David
Karen
Linda
Linda
Moira
Moira
Val

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Our main project!

Today we started on our main individual projects to work on until the end of term on 5th July. Some of the pictures below are studies before the main painting begins. The focus is on water, reflections and light (a landscape motif) and how this presents colour and form in different and dynamic ways. The aim is to enable us to combine our learning from last term and this term on complementary greys, blending, broken colour, sfumato and colour contrasts. One or two in the group are using a different motif (subject) to achieve these aims.

Water - artists to look at: Monet (water lilies series and London Thames in the smog series), Samantha French, Jan Fordyce, David Hockey (swimming pools).

Anne (the first ground colours and shapes)
Christine (study/pre main painting/developing technique and blends)
David (laying down the ground colours, understanding the palette)
Karen (study/pre main painting/colours, blending and application technique)  
Margaret (study/tints/complementary greys/subtle warm/cool contrast) 
Moira (laying down ground colour and developing techniques/broken colour/tints/brightness)

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Sfumato Part two!

Lots of energy and progress today. Different approaches / techniques to create a sfumato effect on display in the paintings. Fabulous mixing of colour too - good use of complementary hues to create greys.

Anne
David
John
Karen
Margaret
Moira

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Week 3: Sfumato!

We looked at the various approaches and techniques that can be used to create the sfumato effect - spraying pastel dust, broken colour marks, blended colour, scumbling. We then considered complementary hues to create greys, optical colours (not blended), contrasts and close toned colours. Early signs are good!

Anne
Brian
Christine
John
Karen
Linda
Margaret
Moira
Moira