Category Archives: Abstract expressionism

This section is experimentation with my own work

Assignment 5 – Abstract Expressionism : Submission and Tutor Feedback

SUBMISSION: I’m submitting my last two paintings:   My exercises are all quite experimental, but here are four of the better ones: Reflection on my own art practice: My art practice seems to be an ongoing experiment of techniques, but I feel that … Continue reading

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Exercise – Combining gestural painting with image transfers

Museum curator, Keith Wells, said that for Rauschenberg ‘combines’ was a way of seeing what was happening in the world at that point in time when he made these pieces – a history lesson of sorts, by placing the mechanically … Continue reading

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Sketchbook – Abstract gestural painting

After using thick textures in my previous rhino encaustic, I now want to return to thin transparent layers of paint. This morning I looked at some of Vermeer’s compositions and saw how solidly he anchored them in abstract designs. It is almost Mondrian like in style. I made a … Continue reading

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Sketchbook – Texture

Here, I want to experiment with texture. Below, I used a palette knife and newspaper collage. Below, I used encaustic wax to create texture. Reflection: Looking back at Rhinoceros, it looks tight in comparison to Rhino with blindfold. I had much … Continue reading

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Project: Your own work

The methodology required for ‘painting in your own style’: Choose A1 sheet of paper, board or canvas Select an everyday symbol familiar to all of us, e.g. a road sign Paint the design by merging the colour with the ground. … Continue reading

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Sketchbook – encaustic wax

There are a few ideas that I want to catch by the tail and reel in before they outrun me. I am curious about which pencils, pens and paper types transfer well and see if scraffito could work. Below is a HP … Continue reading

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Transferring images

For this exercise, I am asked to transfer images onto paper and wood. From newspaper to paper, by rubbing the back with thinners. I have tried this method before and it was not so successful. Instead, I experimented with an acrylic medium as a … Continue reading

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