Material project, week 3

I began with two canvases, both with an orange base layer. On the first canvas, I used blue, to complementary colour, to create the landscape, using the orange as the lightest colour and working my way to the darkest point. I used a large two-inch brush, as not to get caught up in the details. The blue stands out strongly against the orange, however, I feel as though this painting is successful. It gives a sense of an atmospheric landscapes without giving too much detail away, leaving it up to the viewer to interpret.

The second painting is exactly the same, but with using the sympathetic colour to orange which is red. I feel as though this is not as successful as the blue but has the same atmospheric style, yet slightly calmer.

The next step to  take this is to add glazes to these paintings and experiment with colours and textures.


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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