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These artists may have an influence on my work

Revised Assignment 4 – Abstracting a Seascape

For assignment 4’s abstract seascape, I chose a photograph with a view from above onto a section of shoreline. Here, I want to take another approach by opening up my process. My first drawing was a representation of shapes, based on a photograph. These shapes are to me, the result of … Continue reading

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Doig from drawing to painting to etching

Doig’s first print portfolio of Ten Etchings was ‘a way of cataloguing some of the work he had made over the previous years between 1992 and early 1995. The paintings were based on altered photographs, either taken himself or sourced from … Continue reading

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Sketchbook – landscapes

Studying the work of SA landscape artist, Anne Lindsell-Stewart, to get a better understanding of the practical application of layers and practice my skill. Oil sketch of Beach – here I noticed the beneficial use of transparent layers. Oil sketch of … Continue reading

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Resolving line and painting

Below I have put together artwork where line is used in painting. It is really a record for myself to refer to. John Sell Cotman: Alice Neel: Prunell Clough: Klee a Peter Doig: a a a     Gwen John … Continue reading

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Revised assignment 3 – Exploring Abstract Landscape Composition

I made some sketches based on a photo of a valley in Skye. My thinking was initially abstract, then became more observational: Next, I did two oil paint sketches.  Oil Sketch 1 is on textured ground, based on Beginning 1 sketch. Oil Sketch … Continue reading

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Research Contemporary landscape artist – Harold Voigt

Harold Voigt was born in 1939 in Johannesburg. He is renowned for his landscapes, abstract works and the human figure. In my eyes, he is a painter of light rooted in the tradition of the old masters, yet his work … Continue reading

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What then shall we do? Leo Tolstoy

Something has changed inside of me and I can’t quite explain it. Rian Malan wrote about his state of quandary in My Traitor’s Heart, ‘On the beach near where I live, a rocky promontory presents a square, blunt face to the sea. At high … Continue reading

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