Monthly Archives: March 2012

ASSIGNMENT 3

ASSIGNMENT 3 For the final assignment I wanted to try to use what I had discovered during this module on Figures and Faces.  It would be easy to list what has been learnt in terms of skills etc …but the … Continue reading

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CONVEYING CHARACTER

Conveying character Portraying character through facial expression – !!!!!   How hard is this!   Well, I never take the easy way – so decided to paint a portrait of my son with his young niece.  Obviously I know both of … Continue reading

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CREATING MOOD AND ATMOSPHERE

Creating mood and atmosphere The first three exercises in this module have so far produced rather sombre, brooding results (unintentional!!!) and so I wanted to create for this exercise an atmosphere of joy and laughter.  My models for this are … Continue reading

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Looking at Faces

LOOKING AT FACES Reading: Why artists paint themselves is an intriguing subject.  I found Laura Cumming’s book, “A Face to the World – on Self Portraits” totally compelling reading.  Discussing images from across six centuries, the author brings the whole … Continue reading

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