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Monday, 28 June 2010

Views from different angles

My idea about a bird's eye view does not add any interest further than the original sketches but from reverse side, it looks promising.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Incorporating a slideshow?

Just wondering if I can add in my slideshow of Still Life images so that it's easier to compare compositional factors to help me decide which of my sketches is the most interesting and worthwhile pursuing.

Not able to.

Friday, 25 June 2010

My first still life charcoal drawing -log

Spent some time setting up a still life to look as though it was just there and not positioned. Drawing OK but on reflection, it's too formal and not as interesting as I would like.
Searched Bridgeman and sat back to re-think. This image blows me away so I need to consider why. Why is mine mundane. Will try different angles and height next.
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Thursday, 24 June 2010

Landscapes - Wennington

Having a fresh start. Going back to basics to help sort out the stops, starts and big gaps in my work.
Tried to do lots of sketches in grey tones (charcoal, pen, and in my beloved gouache ) and with big arms swirls at first to stop myself describing details and twiddy bits in paint that do not do anything positive!

Bought 3 new brushes that actual help to make the marks I want. How good is that!