Final Major Project. Week Five

Week 5

Continuation of lady on red.

creating the correct proportion
creating the correct proportion

The proportion of the head to the body was incorrect so I have enlarged it but I am struggling to get it correct.

I am wanting the head turned into the shoulder to give her a look of shyness. The curve of the spine was too low so I positioned it higher and flattened out the back and increased the size of the breast.

The arm is just suggested line as anything more and it will be a distraction from the form.

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correcting errors in proportion
correcting errors in proportion

Having the head shortened to bring the face further into the shoulder works better. The line of the arm directs the viewers eye directly up to eye of the lady

The hair of the lady needs texture but adding too much will be distracting and too little will look flat. I solved this by adding in contrast then obliterating it with another layer of red paint which simplified it.

finished lady in red
finished lady in red

I finished the week by planning and building a canvas for another painting of the same size and style but in blue as a direct contrast to the warm red.

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Final Major Project, Week Two

Week Two

So this week has been a bit slow. I have mainly been playing dot to dot all week with my daughter as she is suffering from chicken pox!

I have been concentrating heavily on the up coming exhibition to be held in June. I have taken the role of organiser and designer of our end of year show catalogue.
some highlights from this week:

visiting our old gallery
visiting our old gallery
result from marketing meeting.
result from marketing meeting.
experimenting with oil paint
experimenting with oil paint

biggest achievement of the week:

I have gained sponsorship for our upcoming exhibition from The Northern Echo for £250 for the group!

Final Major Project, Week One

week one

After a workshop on mono-printing with Sara Cooper at Navigator North, I was inspired to create mono prints and experiment with presentation. Rather than the usual technique I tend to use of getting an impression of the ink through drawing on the reverse of the paper I choose to draw directly into the ink.

book trial of mono print
book trial of mono print
mono print framed book
mono print framed book

I also happily came across a lot of floristry wire. so I happily played with form.

3d drawing of female form in wire
3d drawing of female form in wire

At this point in the project I am still researching the history of art and the female form as well as being heavily involved in the planning of our final exhibition.