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Saturday, 17 March 2012

The David Hockney exhibition : An OCA student group visit

Notes taken on paper capturing the tutor Voice also:


I note the direction of Hockneys paint strokes are uses extensively to create movement and texture as well as rhythm of leaves, trees, branches.

The proportion of his contrasting colours is hugely effective in dramatising, creating light and depth.

In AUTUMN TUNNEL, there is an absolute of purity of colour.

WOLDGATE WOODS, 21, 23 & 29 Nov 2006:

Clear working in the background colour washes and shapes in light colours
The light falls as colour. Not a redundant Mark.


Violet foreground road that corresponds to the colour the viewer sees in the video. Trees rhythm strong.

Tutor noted that H spent lots and lots of time SEEING
He has his paint mixed in the studio beforehand. 11 tones per colour for watercolour in jars. Uses sizes 35 and 50 Rosemary brushes in sable.

His greens stand in front of green.

Foregrounds are so very well observed and different : marks, tones, textures, shapes.


Many greens, blues for winter. Same brush but Tutor said he use round and flat brushes. An impressionist sky with such cleanness in the middle and foreground.


Glorious colour reds, oranges, etc : uses Total colour theory reverse.


Some impressive ink and charcoal drawing that translates into paint with remarkable innovative panache.

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