Final thoughts

Following feedback on my final assignment I need to record anything important or things to work on.

When I write about artwork to reflect it should focus more on aesthetics, narrative and content rather than on the how.

In my sketching, explore ways of achieving the right composition, mark making, tonal values (use compressed charcoal for better tonal range).  Always consider how these translate into paintings.

Keep trying monoprints and how to work back into them during experimentation stage

Look at colour.  For example Thompons work used decaying colours in her rubbish painting.    My use of colour so far has been more natural relating to what I’m painting and less on the focus or message of the painting.   There is certainly more room for thought and experimentation in the use of colour.   Feedback also highlights how I can do this more consciously leading to appropriate composition and atmospheric qualities.

Research romantic and sublime with reference to tate essays.  They seem to discuss the contrast between the ideal beauty in something against the darker more fearsome elements within.   E.g. magnificent sea and the turbulent waves crashing down in a storm.  Is this what I was trying to do with the grotesque elements in our garden?

 

What creates areas for eyes to rest within a painting?