Category Archives: Painting in detail

This section includes still life, surrealism and photorealism and hyper-realism

Comments to consider in my Tutor’s Report

Emma made four important comments in her report on assignment 1. Firstly, are you a painter or a draughtsperson, who isn’t sure what paint can do? Secondly,  whose feelings or thoughts drive your figure/portrait painting. The sitter’s or yours? Look at Frida Kahlo, Olivia … Continue reading

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Assignment 1

To summarise, below is a list of paintings which I am submitting for assessment together with their posts on my log. These can also be found by selecting Paint in Detail under categories.  To conclude, I will briefly discuss the style of detailed painting I find … Continue reading

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Exercise – Painting from a photo

The face is a wonderful thing. It says so much and hides so little. I am choosing to paint a recent photograph of my daughter with her eyes closed. I print the image 20 x 30 cm and divide it into 4 … Continue reading

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Research – Photorealism and hyper-realism

History and development Photorealism originated in the USA in the mid-1960s, involving the precise reproduction of a photograph in paint or the mimicking of real objects in sculpture. Its pioneers included the painters Malcolm Morley, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, Audrey … Continue reading

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Exercise – photo based surrealism

I find Gerhard Richter’s approach to his art practice an eye opener, in the sense that his scope of work is wide and diverse. His work is classified into paintings (abstract and photo paintings), atlas (news clippings and photos), editions, drawings, … Continue reading

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Research: Photograph based surrealism

Before I start superimposing images, I want to look at, Richard Hamilton and Malcolm Morley and Gerhardt Richter’s work. RICHARD HAMILTON His ideas were shaped around – everyday fashions, lifestyles and commodities and came to be read as critiques of … Continue reading

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Exercise – a painting based on a dream

I haven’t sketched for a while and I’m not sure if I can activate my right brain after our move of house last week. My dream is quite old, but I remember it as clear as crystal. My dream is … Continue reading

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