Category Archive: Research & Reflection

28 Days Later

I’m taking part in the 28 Days Later drawing challenge, which takes place online each year in February. It’s my first time and, unlike many of the participants, I’m not working with a… Continue reading

Exhibition: Outline South West / Anita Reynolds

In September 2013, I went to the Outline South West exhibition, at Harbour House in Kingsbridge, Devon. This tracked the first half of a project by printmaker Anita Reynolds, in which she set out… Continue reading

Steps backwards… steps forwards

Earlier today, I found a folder of life drawings I made last winter and promptly forgot all about. I thought I’d post them here, by way of comparison with what I produce on… Continue reading

Research point: Claude Lorrain and Turner

Look at the work of Claude Lorrain and Turner. Write notes on how those artists divide their landscapes into foreground, middle ground, and background. The division of a landscape into foreground, middle ground,… Continue reading

Back to life drawing class

This week saw the return of life drawing classes. As it had been a while, I did a couple of warm up sketches at home first. The charcoal one (above) came out a… Continue reading

Research point: Artists who work in series with the landscape ~ Part 3: George Shaw

There are several reasons I’ve chosen this artist for the third in this series of posts: I wanted to look at an artist with whom I’ve only recently become familiar I thought it… Continue reading

Research point: Artists who work in series with the landscape ~ Part 2: Paul Nash

The second artist in this series of research posts was suggested to me by my tutor. I’m unsure as to whether or not the following will qualify as a ‘series’ – it is… Continue reading

Research point: Artists who work in series with the landscape ~ Part 1: Claude Monet

For this research point, I’ll be looking at three artists over three posts: one suggested by the course book, one suggested by my tutor, and one of my own choosing, who I feel… Continue reading

Research point: Different artists’ depictions of landscape

Look at and research different artists depictions of landscape. Make notes in your learning log. For this research point, I’ve chosen to look at three artists – two with whom I’m fairly familiar… Continue reading

Reflection: Looking ahead

As I was making notes for Assignment 2, a few thoughts came to mind about the course in general, and this blog in particular. One of the things I’ve struggled with has been… Continue reading