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Pomegranate, Persimmons and a Brick

This painting went through so many changes. I started it before I got the awful cold that kept me out of the studio for over a week. 280 more words

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Project 4: Themes and series/Assignment 5: Series of five paintings

Project 4: Themes and series and Assignment 5: Series of five paintings

Going into this assignment it may seem, to some extent, I have lost sight of previous sections of the course which often involved a relatively controlled approach with some still lifes, interiors and landscapes.  1,694 more words


Bits and Pieces (while falling to pieces with a cold)

After I did these two studies on one piece of Arches Oil Paper focusing on values (started with transparent earth color underpainting), I caught a nasty head cold. 69 more words

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Abstract Experiments

Though I’m aware the focus for this project is less on experimentation and process, and more on finished product and the publication process, I’ve still been keen to test out different styles of cover creation. 459 more words

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Figs on a Grey Plate

My fig tree is supplying me with figs that are delicious to look at and to eat. I’m working on simplifying my paintings, aiming from strong values and composition, and trying to stop at “good enough for jazz.” This is so much more fun than trying for perfection and ending up with overworked instead. 267 more words

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Summer Sketchbook

This has been the perfect summer project for me as I intended to draw all holiday before we were given the brief. I enjoyed staying away from using fineliner and biros as it encouraged me to continue experimenting with more expressive, tactile mediums.

Year Two