Sunday, April 22, 2012

Painting 2 - Experimentation




This week at school was all about trying different techniques. First came a lesson in Decalcomania, with reference to work by Oscar Domínguez and then some wet on wet sketching. Tutor, Sally set up a bunch of cleaning products in the middle of the floor and we blocked colours onto a surface already smeared thick with wet white paint. Later, after it was dry, outlines were drawn in with thin acrylic paint and a dirty yellow wash was slopped over the top. I think that's my best work this semester!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pencil Sketches - New Ideas



It seems like I've had several weeks of false starts, nothing getting finished and more struggles with paint brushes. I've been thinking a lot about direction or the lack of it and I've been asking myself, "What is it you actually like? What interests you? What do you WANT to do?" 
Funnily enough these are the same questions I've been asking myself my whole life, without any clear answers. But if there's one thing I've learned over the years, when faced with unlimited choices, It's always better to do something than stagnate through indecision.
As I mowed the lawn, lamenting the obnoxious racket the mower makes, I contemplated life without noisy machines and struck upon an idea, R.I.P. Internal Combustion. So here's a couple of ideas based on the theme.