04/10/22 Following on from the work that I have done to add an AR layer using Artivive to one of my paintings and the work that’s been done with the NSA artists, I’m working on a Doll’s house animation for the Sticks and Bones show at The Crypt, St Ives. This work alongside the work… Continue reading 3S1 AR & haptic work
3 day course with Emily Ball focused on experimental figure work (21-23/9/22). Lots learned, and doors opened – felt like a freeing-up after a lot of tighter, preplanned painting and fiddly animation work. Learning to trust that something will come out of a life – on-the-fly way of working was perhaps the strongest sense of… Continue reading 2S8 experimental figure
Kicking off a new season There’s a confidence that’s emerged in the work after the Emily Ball session in these drawings. I hope to keep up that level of exploration in life drawing. I’m really starting to enjoy using charcoal and feeling better about layering chalk. Getting somewhere: less detail, less stuff, more essence and… Continue reading 3S Life Drawing
Working towards integrating a digital component to my painting, I’ve been experimenting with using an animated AR overlay in relation to a painting. I’ve been making AR applications for museums for a long time, but in a team with programmers. And, as part of another funded research project, I wanted to explore and evaluate a… Continue reading 2S7 Experiments in AR
Approach was lots of quick poses, focusing on shapes and the attitude of the body; providing material for later paintings. two models in the room. I chose to do this course to allow for a more sustained period in the life room to strengthen my skills. below is a record of the work. The refocusing… Continue reading 2S Attended 15-17/08/22. Newlyn Art School.
Through the lens of Folk Horror: Courbet’s late landscapes I wrote this paper for the MFA. it’s not due in until November, but it’s best to be prepared 🙂 I’d like to develop this further, but for now this is focused on Courbet.
The aim of this sprint is to focus more on working on preparatory sketches and exploration, more heterogeneous in nature, I’m off work, so time to get out there and do some plein-air sketches, working in sketchbooks, and some figurative work around folk horror. Compositional experiments are on the agenda as well as layer management.… Continue reading 2S6 plein-air to studio: The ob-pastoral
The aim of this sprint is to explore what a more tonalist approach to paintings offers for my folk horror thematic. This sprint dovetails with the completion of work for 2S4. My decision to explore tonalism as a way forwards is based on what emerged from S24 – a need to build more atmosphere and… Continue reading 2S5 Tonalism
SB4 (started 29/06/22) continues with the 360-derived paintings as a core activity but I will also be exploring some other modes of engaging with the landscape. I’m building a body of 360-derived work that will go into a show ‘sticks and bones’ planned for St Ives’ Crypt gallery in November. A key point of learning… Continue reading 2S4 Developing on 360s
The aim of this sprint is to critically evaluate and learn from the exhibition presentation of my work at two events 1. Cornwall Open Studios, 28/5 – 5/6/22; and 2. A group show at Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery, 11/06/22 – 24/06/22. Particular areas that I’ll pay attention to are: curation and presentation, audience responses, and the… Continue reading 2S3 Exhibitions