Material project, week 2

During the second week of the material project, we made two more foot by foot canvases.

I chose to use colour for these rather than greyscale. The first canvas was made by painting the nearest objects first and working back, starting with the rocks in the foreground, working back to the mountains and then the sky. I found part of this quite challenging as it meant that I had to paint the snow before painting the ground showing underneath it which posed obvious issues such as depth.

The second canvas was created in the opposite way, starting from the sky and working my way to the foreground. I found this way of working familiar and felt comfortable creating it. I feel as though the atmosphere of the painting comes across quite clearly, where the figure is part of the landscape and not just in it.

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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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