Monthly Archives: August 2013

Sketchbook- Swan feathers.

Still working at extending my drawing practice. It does seem to require such discipline, but it has reinforced for me how necessary it is in order see what is really in front of you. It has also made me reconsider … Continue reading

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Exhibition- Summer Exhibition, Halcyon Gallery, London

Whilst in London made an opportunistic visit to the Halcyon gallery. My attention was caught by 2 artists of whom I was not previously aware. Ernesto Canovas intrigued me with his mixed media works, mostly of a figurative nature, that … Continue reading

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Exhibition- Mexico-A Revolution in Art at Royal Academy.

This is an exhibition that I was keen to see having spent a significant period there in my 20’s. I hadn’t really appreciated that much of the work was photographic. It spanned a 30 year period that included the Mexican … Continue reading

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Routine and momentum.

  As I have been reading the course book and trying to absorb the requirements and formulate ideas for my planned major project, I have been spending some time trying to establish some routine and momentum to working in my … Continue reading

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Exhibition- Master Drawings at the Ashmolean, Oxford.

I visited this exhibition last week and found it the perfect means to start to consider the ‘continuing importance of drawing’ for the beginning of this course. It is quite a small exhibition but the works of such note that … Continue reading

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Feedback for assessment of Painting 2- Mixed Media.

‘Assessor’s comments- Continue to develop observation as a basis for your work, whether that is through drawing or photography. There appears to be a more refined aesthetic developing through the later works as the work becomes less decorative. Your visual … Continue reading

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