Just a little upgrade on my blog – some photos of my (almost) finished paintings I have made this semester. These four, in acrylic, are the first ones I painted and should be seen more as sketches for my work to follow, that finished works:
Here are some pictures from my sketchbook for this project and two painting studies I made before I started my first painting, the first one is in acrylic and the second one painted in oil paint:
And at last, my three paintings, the first two are basically finished, but the last one I still have to work on a little bit:
Tomorrow I am presenting my work to my teachers and fellow students for a module called Research and Process in Practice. It is a bit scary but it should be fine. I have my powerpoint presentation ready, so now the only thing that remains is to practice until I know it by heart!
Today, I have been to the School of Art taking photos of my works from the second year. It is more difficult to get a great photo of a painting than I thought it would be!
These three paintings are the result of my project aiming to paint the living room, focusing on the different moods and changes in the atmosphere:
Here is an extract from my artist statement regarding these paintings; ‘I would say that my art is about feelings and connection. Feelings of subtle changes and feelings about space and light. I make art about whatever speaks to me, whatever I can connect with. (…).
In painting this semester, I have tried to capture the essence of my living room in the changing environment. As I started off painting my pictures in the winter, they became very dark and mysterious, a place you would not feel comfortable staying in by yourself. From then on, I have tried to create more light in my paintings as the seasons’ change and result are a much happier and cozier living room that is portrayed. The subject is still the same, a sofa, chairs and a table, I have only added a few details and focused on the differences in the light and darkness’.
I made these four paintings in the first semester last year. The first painting is an abstract representation of the back of the School of Art and the other three are flower studies.
I will shortly update you on my painting project that I am working on this semester.
This is the last weekend before our deadline, and now we are trying our best to get everything done in time. I still have a bit of work to do on my paintings, but at least I can see them getting finished.
This semester I have focused on the darkness and the light of my living room, and have tried to capture it into these four different paintings. I started the darkest one of them when it was still winter, and the lightest one is the most recent one, reflecting the light that summer is bringing.
I also have a bit of printmaking to finish so I will try to get up early tomorrow and stay the whole day in school, hoping to make some good prints out of my plates.