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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Still Life - in the style of...

Here is the list of artists we talked about for our next project. Remember you need to set up a normal still life at home, take a photo, print the photo to draw and paint from in class. Alternatively find a photo in a book or online of a still life and print that for class. Secondly, find a still life or a painting by one of the listed artists, print that out and bring in to class to use for your still life "in the style of" source:

Giorgio Morandi
Walter Sickert
Euan Uglow
Claude Monet
Howard Hodgkin
Giorgio de Chirico
Spencer Gore
Paul Cezanne
Pablo Picasso
Vincent Van Gogh
Willem de Kooning
Max Ernst
Odilon Redon
George Seurat
Camille Pissaro
Piet Mondrian

To find images, type into Google the "[artists name] still life" then click on the word "images" in the black bar at top of page. Remember, you won't be copying a painting you will be choosing a style from a painting, or the colours and using them in your original still life.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Urban/Industrial Project Week One

We started our new project - urban and/or industrial landscape project. The idea is to research a local area or an area that inspires around some memory of the past or changing life of a location. Early stages are shown below plus some of the completed winter scene project images recently completed. Some amazing results for sure!












Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Pastels Class 21 February

The pastels class scheduled for Thursday 21 February is running as usual. See you all there at 10am.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Urban and Industrial Heritage Project

Here are some images of Gateshead, Newcastle and the Tyne, to show the range of possible choices in this project. These can only be viewed in this very small scale so are just to whet your appetite. Take your own photos is probably best or a book, pop in to the main library and ask the librarians for the local history section.

Working from black and white or sepia photographs: you could make this a monochrome study or get some colour photos of the location as it is today, or similar, and use the new colour information to add colours to the monochrome original. This would also mimic, in  a way, the old craft of hand tinted photographs.

Working from old colour postcards and photographs: the colours used in the printing presses of those days give postcards their peculiar charm. You could try to replicate this in your image. This would be especially interesting on a larger format, say A3.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Class cancelled 14 February

Tomorrow's class has been cancelled due to the tutor's ill health. Next week's class should be going ahead as usual (21 February).

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Winter Scene - completed project images 7 Feb 2012

This week most of us completed our winter scene/snow projects. The paintings are all stunning in their variety and quality. Has white ever been this dynamic and interesting? In addition there are a few other subjects shown below including a couple from our next project - industrial architectural heritage.