A fab start to our 4 week painting coursework - a primary focus is and will continue to be the role of Materiality in painting as is exploring the possibilities and characteristics of working with a limited palette: primary colours and white.
Activity 1 - illustrated how to make a Chromatic Black and a grey scale - individuality and perspective won out in the end with a range of warm and cool palettes that went on to shape the ensuing works. The brief was to create a Dramatic study in painting using a dark v light schema and a - 2/3 -1/3 division of space - an emphasis on brush work and using the body and the senses as a tool made for a variety of colour field paintings that went on to be glazed using a scumbling technique.
Next week we shall continue with our colour investigation and build on the role of Materiality using alternative painting surfaces - we shall also focus on brush work and look at other painting tools.
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