Saturday, 5 November 2011

A few new pieces

First off I have two pieces trying my hand at abstract landscapes. For the past few years I've been following an artist called Kurt Jackson, a Cornish abstract landscape painter. His work is incredible and after going to one of his exhibitions I always try my hand at a few pieces myself. These two are based off some photos I took on Dartmoor a few years ago.

Next a piece I've recently been working on. I've been trying to develop my figure painting skills for some time and this piece has been a big leap forward, particularly as its not in my usual medium. Acrylic on canvas 18X26 inches

Finally an old painting I've just found again. Again this is an acylic on canvas figure. I never quite got the skin tones right on this but may revisit it soon.

Artist reference photos

A brilliant facebook page for artists/photographers to submit photos for artistic reference. The hold a monthly art competition as well as a photography competition. Simply comment on the user agreement note to have full access to their imagebank. This was my submission for the october art competition.


Dore Copy

Finishing university left me at a real loose end for a little while. Over the summer I intend to develop my basic drawing skills particularly in anatomy and classical realism. This image is the first I have produced since finishing uni and helping me get back into the swing of things. It is a graphite copy of a Gustave Dore engraving. I particularly like Dore engravings, not only for the imagination and creativity in them but also in that as engravings they are forced to leave smaller details and gradual tonal shifts out making for an interesting challenge in producing copies.


End of University and beyond

So university finally came to an end some months ago now but I never got around to making a final blog post about it really. Below are a few images that may not have appeared on here before from my time at uni, just to draw a line under the whole thing so to speak and show the work I produced.


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