Category Archives: Project 1

Project 1 – Review

Stage 4 – Working from Sketchbook Q. Which images are particularly rich in texture? A. I’ve chosen a reel of Perle cotton which has many layers of thread wound by machine but it is interesting to look down between the … Continue reading

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Stage 3 – Exercise 2

This was fun to do.  Having looked at some of the heavy textural marks made by van Gogh (the floor area in Chair with Pipe (1889)) and Gustave Caillebotte (the street in Paris, A Rainy Day – Intersection of the rue … Continue reading

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Stage 3 – Exercise 1

I took this photo whilst walking in the bush below my house several weeks after bush fires went through.  Australian native trees are remarkably resilient and can weather huge amounts of heat and burning.  They will stand for a long while … Continue reading

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Exercise 4 – Other ways to make marks

Variety of stamped images I thought I would try out some commercial and homemade stamps.  The prints above have been done with screen printing ink as it is very thick, easy to apply, doesn’t run and gives an excellent result. … Continue reading

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Exercise 3 – Playing with different media

These were fun.  I was surprised how crumbly they were. This is the first time I’ve used these on paper.  They soak in fast but can be partially reactived using the blending solution.  Personally I prefer to use them on metal shim … Continue reading

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Exercise 2 – Tonal Study

It has been interesting to see just how fast, or slow, different pencils blunt and what changes that makes in their mark-making.  The charcoals in particular can create quite a different look depending on whether a charcoal pencil, compressed stick … Continue reading

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Project 1 Exercise 1

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