(Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – Finishing Touches… for now…

I softened the shadows a little and bolded the highlights... this was a process done more by muscle memory... I used very watered down paint and many, many, many strokes... almost a dry brush technique, if that can be done with a watery brush. I didn't run with the though of overpainting the with weirdness … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – Finishing Touches… for now…

Fabrics – Colour Mapping Challenge – Part 1 – Picking my Colour & Why…

Here are some of the early yellows: Turmeric.

(Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – Bolder Brushstrokes

First, I'm thinking I still need to play with these shadows. They need to be longer. This shiny contrast between the items in the still life and the shadow is entirely what I see and is due to the pro-photo lighting I have about two feel from the model. It casts solid and crisp shadows... … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – Bolder Brushstrokes

(Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – Subtle Additions

I think my usual approach is to put in strong outlines first, then smooth them out with various brushstrokes. This time I wanted a more watercolour feel and tried watering down the Mars Black to give the subtle shadows I saw... or think I saw. I get impatient when I have to stare at the … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – Subtle Additions

(Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – First Brushstrokes

Following a very light and loose line drawing on the watercolour paper, I pick my large surface colours. It occurs to me that I've forgotten how I pick them and why I choose one over another... is it to approximate the colours of the model? Is it for some deeper aesthetic reason? I've stopped reflecting … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – First Brushstrokes

Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Different Resists in a Cochineal Bath – Basic Report – Part One

Stay tuned... there's more to come...

Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Different Resists in a Cochineal Bath – Some Initial Results

I'm putting together a report on all this in the form of a PowerPoint... mostly for my own desires, as the Fibres class I'm taking doesn't seem to require this. These are all meant to tests, as far as I can tell. I'm still unclear on what the heck the actual "Big project" is supposed … Continue reading Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Different Resists in a Cochineal Bath – Some Initial Results

Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Resists – Cochineal Bath – Preparations…

Ok, this is a little nuts as far as prep time goes... well over six hours, so far... Here's the materials list: 1- Mordanted in Alum, we have: Two 11" x 11" piece of cotton; One 11" x 22" piece of cotton; One 10" x 40" piece of cotton; One 16" x 9" piece of … Continue reading Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Resists – Cochineal Bath – Preparations…

Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Resists – Different methods

We have the running stitch (Moku-me), Concertina folds, Bound Objects (Nemaki), Whip-stitch (Maki-nui), Pole-wrapping (Arashi), Clamping, Taping, & glue resist. I'm far from certain of all of this and I think it all falls under what the teacher called Shibori dying techniques. My research will be more complete when I publish the full results. Stay … Continue reading Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Resists – Different methods

(Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – More Compositions To Consider

We had a great class session in which we discussed different approaches to the composition. While doing it, I realized I wanted to paint more of my sculptures (well, I think I do). Almost three hours of fiddling about with different pieces of sculpture and materials, I finally came up with this composition, but I'm … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – More Compositions To Consider