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Exercise Adding Collage

Before starting this exercise I want to try out both techniques in my sketchbook; applying the wet paper to the surface and applying the dry paper and then painting over this. Advertisements

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Contemporary artists who use collage in their work

A contemporary artist who uses only collage, papers and newspapers in replacement of a paint palette to create her works is Eileen Downes. Eileen creates many genres of art, animals, landscapes and abstract, her work shows the extreme use of … Continue reading

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Lucian Freud’s ‘Self Portrait with Black Eye’

In my report from my second assignment my tutor advised that I look at Freud’s ‘Self Portrait with Black Eye’, to observe an artist who has layered paint to achieve a skin tones. Here is the particular painting: The skin is … Continue reading

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Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele was an Austrian painter who produced many sketches and paintings within a short career as an artist. Schiele was a protégé of Gustav Klimt and was a figurative painter of the early 20th century. Looking at Schiele’s work … Continue reading

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Suggested reading / viewing

Looking back through my reports and reading / viewing suggested by my tutor before I start the next assignment I want to work through these points, particular focus at the moment on report 2: *Egon Schiele – for his emotional … Continue reading

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Part Four: Introducing Abstraction – Thoughts …

Reading through the introduction to this project I find it interesting that the frame in which a painting is displayed has more meaning behind it then first expected. The frame representing the window to the world, size is relevant and … Continue reading

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Critical Review – Assignment 3

This assessment has been a learning curve through all of the projects set. All of the projects have been landscape based, working both outside and in the home, with quick drying mediums and using two mediums on the same surface.  The … Continue reading

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