My second year Fine Art blog to show my journey as an artist!

Category Term Two Painting Practice

Week 21 – Photography in the woods and focusing on the wind

This week, after my tutorial with Ed and Gino, using a different inspiration point was a key interest to me. As at home I live in a rural place, I wanted to see how the place around me, my location,… Continue Reading →

Artist Research – Ian McKeever

Ian Mckeever is a contemporary British artist who specialises in abstract landscapes, human form and additions of the photographic element. He began working as an artist in 1968 and had his first solo exhibition in 1970, followed by his first… Continue Reading →

Week 20 – Wind, rain and leaving things to chance!

This week I wanted to focus on experimenting with chance and having little control with how the weather can assist my work. Using the inspiration from Virginia Katz and her series ‘Wind’ 2000-2008, I used and manipulated both wind and… Continue Reading →

Week 19 – Canvas collaging and experiments out in the rain!

Although I had tried using collage in my sketchbook for starting points, I wanted to try using it onto my canvas instead. I used magazines, poems from my ‘Gigantic Cinema’ weather anthology and paper I had painted using acrylic to… Continue Reading →

Literature and Poetry – Inspired by the unusual weather

Most of the great paintings were centralised around great literature and poetry. I see a stormy sky depicted through words and visualise it, there’s a story and meaning behind each brush mark and placement expanding our thoughts into emotions we… Continue Reading →

Week 18 – Large abstract pieces and base canvas colour testing

I began week 18 with a clearer understanding of how I wanted to develop my project, after mind mapping and creating multiple drawings and collages in my sketchbook I knew that the next step was to experiment all I could… Continue Reading →

Virginia Katz Artist Research

The ecofeminist artist Virginia Katz is primarily a contemporary painter, but also works in sculpture and photography with her approach for creating art conceptually driven and processed-based. She is a California based artist who received her MFA at California State… Continue Reading →

Week 17 – Experimenting in sketchbook

For the tutorial week session, I discussed ideas around how I could progress my work further from last term with Mr. Gino Attwood. Coming out of the session, I began thinking of how I could create real meaning behind my… Continue Reading →

J.M.W. Turner Artist Research

J.M.W Turner was an English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolourist who, unbeknownst to him, brought about some of the first abstract expressionism paintings. He studied at the Royal Academy of Arts from 1789 and exhibited there from 1790, beginning with… Continue Reading →

The Ecofeminist art movement.

For my Art History Essay I discussed Linda Nochlins ‘Why have there been no great women artists?’ and Lucy. R. Lippards ‘Sweeping Exchanges: The contribution of Feminism to the Art of the 1970’s’ in relation to Judy Chicagos ‘The Dinner… Continue Reading →

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