Today I have been making progress with a drawing oil pastel & graphite on paper. This is to inform my colour experiments I am making with oil paint to find the exact colour I am experiencing in my place.
My work represents a passage of thought.
It carries the presence of the conscious mind and the memory of place.
Using the wall as my canvas I played with sitting surfaces next to each other, re-arranging them to explore different thoughts and meanings. I have focused on selecting and presenting work that best represents my intention, the allusion of place with a deep sense of feeling and emotion. I have learnt that the space changes the work. I have arrived at two separate assemblages that are in conversation, representing where I am now. It was important to include elements from and of place.
Transience of place I
Transience of place II
It is really good to be back in my studio this week at Bath Spa University. I have been preparing my space for my studio module assessment, making sure decisions about what is and isn’t working.
At the moment these are hung as two separate assemblages.
Today I have been experimenting with different modelling pastes on their own and mixed with an acrylic colour one way of adding a texture to my paintings. I am colouring the paste to give a ground colour to then paint over with oil paint.
I have made a few sample canvases.
I applied Lascaux Structura and acrylic yellow ochre at the top and Natural Lascaux modelling paste C and acrylic yellow ochre on the bottom with a palette knife. Leave to dry overnight and I will apply another coat tomorrow. The structura is less coarse than the natural modelling paste. It was easy to apply over the burlap. Leaving part of the burlap is interesting.
Galeria heavy structure gel-very smooth easy to apply and dries clear.
Lascaux Structura-light-creamy-easy to colour-dries white and when coloured dries dark.
Natural Lascaux modelling paste A-very thick-added with acrylic medium becomes a creamy consistency.
Natural Lascaux modelling paste B-coarse gritty and easy to apply.
Natural Lascaux modelling paste C-very coarse and gritty.
Oil paint glazes on aluminium.
I added beeswax to Purple Lake to make a buttery consistency and these denser areas of paint really stand away from the glaze.
Oil paint on aluminium & oil paint on burlap
Oil paint on canvas & oil paint and burlap on plywood.