There are many ideas I scraped along the way ( especially compositions) so I tried to only put in what is part of my process into this post.
I managed to hit the number of paintings I wanted to do, partly because I made a bet with a friend but regardless,,
The only topic I did not do was Interior Space
This is the first I attempted so I was extremely rusty and I have never painted on such a big piece so I was pretty much unsure.
I repainted the same idea but slightly differently to suit what I wanted
I also realised that I have a bad habit of painting too much or messing with what I already did
Atmospheric/ weather condition
I used a composition from the composition class and painted a bigger version
I consulted some of Prof Ng Woon Lam’s books and paintings, thus I ended up with this
House/ Tinted colours(??
I approached this after consulting Frank Webb’s book and paintings, I was captivated by his use of transiting negative and positive space* (i cant think of any better words)
So I painted this and tried the same composition with a different colour palette
I found the red house very appealing to look at
I looked at some of Sargent’s boats to come up with these
I always paint a small colour key before I do the big one…
Again I consulted Sargent’s paintings of tents before I could paint these
I just wanted to try out more colours in this one so I paid less attention to my compositions
I wanted to paint a house at first but I figured I wanted to try a tent instead so,,
Ideas I Scraped:
Not including all the compositions I scraped… becuz it is a hassle and Im lazy
Well, Prof Ng suggested that we might not be able to finish using the tube of paint..
So, I took that as a challenge and went on a painting spree (??) Anyway yea I managed to use up my ultramarine…and my masking tape too ( maybe I like to go against my profs LOL )
Yes Im trying to spite my prof mwahaha
this just goes to show how much of a cheeky kid I am…
anyways, I managed the 8 paintings!!
( yes i fulfilled the bet, if u wanna know,, the bet was about losing my fave art book so heck no )
I got out of my rusty painting stage. I want to paint way more after the semester ends!! I’d rather paint than draw.
And finally a comparison:
One of the rusty paintings I did at the start of this sem: