Finished painting, wall, and Artist Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT: My work is a psychedelic and surreal wash of varied, bright yet contrasting colour. I used acrylic paint, because acrylic is much easier to spread quickly and easily, to create large areas of seamless colour. I painted it on a board rather than a canvas because sometimes the small criss-cross patterns of the…

Painting, part III

One of the first decisions I made about my painting was the size of my board. I went with quite a large one, 110x90cm to be exact, because the crux of my text is that the piece needs to have impact, and a large board is often a good place to start with this aim….

Painting, part II

EXPERIMENTATION Before starting my painting, I devoted a few hours of studio time to experimenting with media, concepts and the size of my board. Media is of course really important to consider, so I decided to try and simply get the feel of certain types of media. Below is an experiment I did with oil…

Painting, part I

Before I began to paint, I decided to gather some imagery together to use as a mood board. I read the text I was given over and over while listening to Pink Floyd, which helped me think of relevant and exciting images to inspire my painting. I found some of these images on Google and…

Imaginary Artwork – Writing

I was really excited when I received this assignment. The brief was to imagine an artwork that does not yet exist, and describe it in 150-300 words. These texts would eventually be randomly and anonymously given to someone else to inspire an actual artwork. I immediately knew this was going to be a fascinating project…