Posts Tagged ‘painting’

The quest for Bockingford

August 30, 2009

I bought some water colour paper for some more paintings- Arches water colour 185gsm, 100% cotton. I was looking for Bockingford paper but the art shop ran out of pads. I tried using more water with the paint this time and I also wet the whole piece of paper before painting. It created interesting effects with the texture of the paper but there wasn’t much else I could get from this medium in terms of form design. It was good to experiment and try different tools and mediums but I don’t think I’ll need to paint much more. The 3-d model making seems to be the best option to continue with.

Drying the paper with a hair dryer.

Drying the paper with a hair dryer.

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Stretch the arms, legs & mind

August 30, 2009

I started painting ideas instead of sketching them. I used large A2 paper and some acrylic paint mixed with a some of water. I was letting the colours and grey tones do the talking. The texture of the paper, the width of the brush and the consistency the paint were bringing out new ideas and forms; rather than me creating them in my head and trying to sketch them.

outdoors painting easel

outdoors painting easel

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After the paint had dried I sketched and annotated some ideas over the top with a pen.

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