26/11/22 St Ives Layering up drawings seems to produce the most interesting results.
Post date 14/11/22 (show halfway through) Documenting here the Crypt, St Ives exhibition ‘Sticks and Bones’ reflecting on the process of putting the show together. The show was a group show, with 4 artists running from 12th November to 18th November 2022. We ran marketing for the show as well as hanging it. Our core… Continue reading 2S9 Crypt Exhibition ‘Sticks & Bones’ reflection
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 2S2 AR (doll house AR) & haptic work (desk)
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 2S2 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 Abstract This paper explores Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet’s late landscapes using Folk Horror tropes as an interpretational framework. Folk Horror is regarded as a subset of the horror genre and is therefore located within the terrain of contemporary popular culture; a concern with the otherness of the landscape,… Continue reading Through the lens of Folk Horror: Courbet’s late landscapes
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