Friday, June 27, 2008
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Above is an example of a different and more common approch to the same apple I painted yesterday. This apple appears to possess actual volume and depth defing the flatness of the painting surface. It was artists like Da Vinci that established these conventions that enabled artists to create the 'illusion' of three dimentional forms by lighting the subject and then noting the changes that occurred across the surface of the subject.
Alot of artists still work this way In keeping with traditional conventions. I like to work at the moment in a I suppose 'semi - illustionistic manner'. As you can see with this piece I had to put a degree of variety in the brush strokes.
Looking forward to trying a different style tomorrow.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I was at the 'Impressionist Interiors' exhibition in the National Gallery yesterday.
I really enjoyed the show and ran around the gallery like a crazed schoolboy!
Degas and Gauguin's work excited me the most. While admiring some of Degas drawings from 1880 (100 years before i was even born!) it struck me that they look just as bold and eye catching as anything I see today in the galleries not to mention the advertising industry.
With that in mind I came back to the studio to create a oil painting where the influence of drawing extended into the painting process in a bold way. I know that artists like Degas, Cezanne and Picasso worked this way - deconstructing , flattening or simplifying and re-forming their chosen subject, and even though their subjects did not possess a ' traditional realness' through the use of line they can appear solid and very distinct.
Hope this apple manages to capture and describe form using outline and pattern!
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