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January 29, 2018

Mucking around with mixing oil paint and watery acylics. 

Fun, like the element of not knowing how it will turn out, very messy. But I feel a WHOLE painting like this is a bit too much. Looked at Ian Mackeever and Gerhard Richter as examples. I guess you could paint ove...

September 25, 2017

Over the summer I had absolutely no time to start exploring some of the processes I wanted to (screenprinting, more textiles stuff) so am now kicking self as I don't feel quite ready to start this year hitting the ground running as it were. We are now supposed to decid...

July 28, 2017

We're supposed to think about what direction we want to go in next year but I'm (as always) full of possibilities and different directions that I end up overwhelmed and indecisive! 

If some one just told me to concentrate on painting still lives I'd be quite relieved. B...

July 28, 2017

In sessions 3 and 4 of this more advanced drawing we basically had to choose one of our mineral/rock drawings and transpose the marks exactly scaled up on to our earlier dissected-box perspective drawing. Weird idea really. I suppose the point was to see where the draw...

July 28, 2017

In session 2 we visited the Natural History Museum. Such a great place to have on the doorstep of London. If it weren't for the annoying tourists / school children that kept jostling me while I was drawing, I'd go every day. 

Some of my favourite rocks and minerals: 

Her...

July 27, 2017

Next we had 4 sessions of drawing with Tony. In the first session we had enormous fun (well I did) drawing a cube from life (notoriously difficult!) and then were taught about vanishing points and perspective. I'd already done a lot on this as part of my landscape desi...

July 27, 2017

Unfortunately I missed the next 3 sessions of mixed media which was very upsetting but couldn't be helped. My colleagues managed to produce some interesting pieces based on the area of Lincoln's Inn which we'd explored. One group produced a sort of illuminated manuscri...

May 25, 2017

Well, it wasn't what I thought it was at all! 

Our teacher Lucinda Oestreicher took us for a walk! All around Lincoln's Inn Fields. It was only 1 hr and a half long but we were to absorb like a sponge, sketch, write notes and observe, then go back to the classroom. We h...

May 17, 2017

Alright, alright, I did end up enjoying this sculpture lark a bit... Once I started losing attachment to how to it was going to come out and what it meant! 

Over the week I'd experimented with jelly in place of resin. I could only find strawberry jelly near me and only...

May 10, 2017

So in week 2 we were supposed to have a clay maquette ready from which to work into wood. I'd produced more at home, though they were left to air- dry and fell apart eventually. Our teacher Alex wouldn't let me do most of them because they'd be too complicated for me t...

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