Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fourth painting…. and final thoughts

For the next painting centred around the garden I wanted to once again go back into the garden to paint in the natural environment.  I had done a number of colour sketches of the area to consider composition so I … Continue reading

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Final paintings cont….

The third of my final pieces came quite by chance. I walked out into the garden early one morning and was met with the most wonderful perfume from the Sweet Peas growing around the decking.  The bushes were covered with … Continue reading

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Final paintings

The second of my final paintings was a huge departure from my ‘comfort zone’ – I wanted to try to express ‘GARDEN’ in purely abstract terms…..never tried before but enjoyed doing the colour sketch in the journal. From my weeks … Continue reading

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Final paintings

Following over a month’s work on compiling experimental images of the garden I have now completed four final paintings.  Some of these came directly from colour studies made in my visual journal and some were done spontaneously as a response … Continue reading

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The discovery of ‘responding’

This whole issue of finding a personal response to images in front of our eyes has been something that I have had to work at and am still grappling with.  Since beginning these courses in painting and drawing and having … Continue reading

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…continuing with visual journal sketches

Colour and composition Many weeks have now been spent on collecting visual images, exploring different responses and experimenting with a variety of tools, techniques and materials. I need now to explore ideas about colour and composition in preparation for my … Continue reading

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…continuing pages from my visual journal

The next two pages continued the focus on the activity of the garden with strong textural images. ‘Dead-heading’ the plants seemed to be a time for enjoying the faded beauty of the flowers and I wanted to try to express … Continue reading

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