Art Class Autobiography in Pictures. Images only, no dialogue, lets see how I progress. Hopefully you own inner dialogue will allow you to learn as you go along too.
Well, alright, I will add a bit of dialogue. Now that I am updating it.
We moved on to studying David Hockney.
That one is a direct copy of a small part of a larger piece of his, or to put it simply; forgery. 😉
Ten times clockwork and ten withershins
Class neighbour in twenty seconds.
I wanted to work on having a foreground. And with light. Hockney isn’t perhaps the best person to learn light from. But I managed to come up with; Misty Wood.
The next challenge to choose a piece of his to copy. I went for this (I call mine Wold’s Road) as I felt I knew that road and wanted to travel it again. (The completed version is below.) His was a practice version, and above is my half way stage one.
As you can see above, I carried on, in the hope I could make you wish to travel to my home country.
(I think one or two of my trees are better than his) 😉
It was upside down and revealed a little at a time.
The tutor likes my scribbles the best and says I should develop those.
We were asked to do a Hockneyesque landscape.
I entitle the piece below Jesu Stands with Maidens
I was asked to mix what I had learnt with my own style. We didn’t have long, so I slapped it on a bit. I was told it was good but that I had a lot to learn about water colours. I should have started with light and built up as it dries. It was suggested that I rescue it with ink.
Footnote; I wanted a heavy foreground to lead the way to the central focus whilst retaining the aspect I see in his work of wanting you to wish to travel further.
The scene is from my imagination but is based on memories of the tin mine where Jesus is said to have stood and the Nine Maidens; the stones which have moved me more than any other.
Second attempt. Quick still life at the end of a class.