material project, week 1

For my material project, I have chosen to do ‘Painting the surface’, where we pick an object or image and recreate it 6 times using different painting techniques.

The first canvas was painted using oil paints on a grey scale going dark to light. Starting with a black base layer and slowly adding white to my mixed black creating a thick, grey scale landscape.

The second canvas was opposite to the first, using oil paints in greyscale from light to dark but painting thin layers rather than thick. After making this and waiting for it to try, I then used a glaze over the top. The first glaze was orange, as this was complementary to my ‘blue’ black and the second was blue. These glazes added more depth to my painting.

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Author: alannah3012l5

I am a landscape painter who enjoys spending free time exploring and wandering through natural landscapes, understanding that the space I occupy in this world is tiny and temporary. The aim of my paintings is to evoke the same sense of wonder in the viewer that I experience while on my travels and to ignite the realisation that compared to our surroundings, we are miniscule and blend in, we are not above, nor do we have any higher importance than any other being or thing on this planet. My large oil paintings are designed to be displayed outdoors after being inspired by Katherine Grosse in the Venice Biennale, making them appear small in their surroundings, much like the people in them and the people viewing them. However, my zines and watercolours require more attention, showing that even smaller details contain whole worlds and landscapes of their own. Depending on our own experiences we see the prints differently. The text along with the images encourage the viewer to see the same landscape I see.

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