Monday, 9 July 2007

Experiment Number 1



Have been experimenting tonight with ways of taking the lino style designs into larger paints. Specifically how I might deal with the texture of the "blocks" of colour in a painting. This is the result of that...not a particularly thrilling work of art, but I feel like I'm on an interesting path...I'm going to experiment further with a stronger design and clearer colour "blocks", then I want to work more distinct patterns and textures into those blocks...So, water might be blue, but if you look at it closely you'd see a wave pattern...etc...anyway, I'll explain more fully when I'm awake ;)

5 comments:

SueC said...

Liking the sound of your ideas....you will need the patience of a proverbial saint to build up all those layers in oils ;-)....which I am sure you have in spades. But I hope you'll blog the progress, its certainly a project I would like to watch.

Graham said...

You’re right about the time involved in doing this in oils…the “Jack Bubbles” are still wet…I think I may need to take a leaf out of your book and use Acrylic (which is what I used on this tree)…I just don’t like the way Acrylics feel…I want to build up lots of glazes which would also require LOADS of time in oil…I think I might transfer the flower girl image onto a canvas and experiment with it…Maybe I’ll go ahead and do it in Acrylic and see what I feel about them once it’s finished…:)

Lorna said...

This link sounds like it may be right up your street

http://www.artcafenetwork.net/ah/parrish/index.html

Cannot say that I like his work but the technique is interesting.

Hildegard of Bingen said...

So take loads of time! I know that SueC makes you feel a bit inadequate in terms of production, but there's nothing wrong with taking time.

We always tend to judge creativity in terms of output - whereas an awful lot of the process it taken up with thinking and planning.

That said, I have plenty of time in the cloister...

Graham said...

Thanks for the link Lorna, I’ll study that in more detail later.

I’m not that worried about the time I take doing things Hildegard…I usually manage to get where I want…eventually :) But the flicking in oil technique would be VERY time consuming with WEEKS in-between flickings :)