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Stefan513593 - Part 2 - Assignment 2 - Painting 2

Part Two – Assignment 2: ‘Interior Illumination’

Aim: To demonstrate my understanding of colour, tone, composition and the development of my technique in my chosen medium. I will build on my learnings so far in this course and consider viewpoint, perspectives, tonal values, contrast, relationships and mood/atmosphere. Finished Paintings ‘Interior Illumination‘: Painting 1: Oil on acrylic ground on canvas mix (60 x 80 cm) Painting 2: Oil…

Project 3: Conclusions on still life in color

What different visual effect did I achieve in this project? Painting with an accurate tonal value and colour matching (in acrylic): => a clear view and realistic view close to a naked eye perception, not interpretation or emotional association required. One can truly related to this a subject from own domestic life. Painting with a limited palette of just two complementary colours and…

Project 3 – Exercise 5: Still with color used to evoke mood

Continuing with my same still life scene but how being free to explore colour and colour interaction in a way that it evokes mood.  balance, serenity and calm atmospheric. My final image: Oil on unprimed canvas (40 x 60 cm) The relationship of colour and mood was articulated some centuries ago. JW Goethe explored the in his color theory the…

Project 3 – Exercise 3 – Still life: Color Accuracy

This exercise is about matching color and tonal values as close as possible. In the previous still life exercises I already practiced this and found the following approach as very helpful: Tonal value study:  in pencil / charcoal etc. for Matching tonal value:  Starting with a colour with a hue that is close to the target hue but with higher saturation as…

Project 2 – Conclusions on still life paintings

Conclusions on Project 2 Still life paintings:  Reviewing my still life paintings up to today. What are the most successful ones and why? In all four still life I experimented with different approaches. The ‘Bathroom‘ (Still life 1) I worked with loose hand to depict a realistic scene. The ‘Poppies’ still life are building on the concept of refection and mirror enforced by a…

Project 2 – Exercise 4: Still life with man-made objects

For my third still life painting in this project I decided for a ‘man-made objects’ on which I can improve my painting approach in a loose and more expressive manner. I will skip due to time constraints  exercise 3 (natural objects). This exercise ask for a simple, compelling arrangement (max four objects with a common use), and creating a visual drama through tonal…

Project 2 – Exercise 2: Still life with flowers

Looking at flower painting makes me somehow nervous. What I know is either expansive detailed flower pieces or Emil Nolde like watercolour paintings. I tend to dislike both for whatever reasons. The first one maybe because of the incredibility detailed work that I would have to out in, the latter maybe because of the – for me – ‘nice’ but not…

Project 2 – Research Point: Still life

During my last OCA course unit ‘Drawing 1’ I did a thorough research on still life in art history and pulled up a table that illustrated for me the evolution of still-life (Schaffeld, 2015). What I know so far about Still life : A range from illusionistic painting with Trompe d’Oeil effect (e.g. Pieter Aertsen, Jan Fyt, Juan Sanchez Cotan) towards more coloristic…

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Part One – Assignment 1: A finished representational painting ‘Pebbles’

With this assignment I want to answer some questions that came up during my previous exercises: – When to apply opaque and transparent color mixing? – When to create more solid forms and when more atmospheric perception? – What kind of ground should I use? – Definition of value scale: Low key or high key painting? Or middle? – Definition of edges: lost…

Project 3 – Exercise 2: Tonal study on a dark ground

I am wondering about the term imprimatura mentioned in the course materials. Looking it up I found that it means an even toning in a certain color of the support. At times it get confused with underpainting. Also the imprimatura doesn’t need to cover the whole support to leave some areas intentionally open. The meaning of underpainting goes more with the term…

Project 3 – Exercise 1: Tonal study one white ground

This exercise tackles the question how to render believable forms in a range of tonal values in a monochrome painting. Considering chiaroscuro means to use light and dark tonal values to depict the effect of light and shadow on objects. The setting would be a simple still-life with simple objects.   Some contextual inspiration: Giorgio Morandi (1890 – 1964) – a…