Assignment 5 warm-up – reprise

When I started Assignment 5 I chose an oil pastel sketch to paint as a warm-up exercise before starting on the series of paintings.

The only thing is, I misunderstood my tutor’s comments in her assessment of my Part 4 work and chose the wrong sketch! She actually meant me to have a go at painting the following sketch:

Part 4 - exercise 7 "Painting from a working drawing" - colour study (click image to enlarge)

Part 4 – exercise 7 “Painting from a working drawing” – colour study (click image to enlarge)

My tutor’s comment on this sketch was:

“Of particular note here though is a fairly modest sketch, created in oil pastel, of the interior of your shed; a topic you have covered before. A small A5 study, this contains some enjoyable mark making description, made loosely of the view, led very much by the medium and the textured paper; this little sketch has the seeds of something more to pursue, with the soft, diffuse edges, this is taking you away from a sharp clarity of form towards a looser approach. … I would be really pleased to see you extending the shed view oil pastel sketch into a painted version…”

So here is my first attempt at a painting of the sketch:

Workshop - poster ink pens on black acrylic ground - 40x30cm stretched canvas (click image to enlarge)

Workshop – poster ink pens on black acrylic ground – 40x30cm stretched canvas (click image to enlarge)

Stuart Brownlee – 512319

18th December, 2014

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My tutor commented as follows:

“The colour development is a start, however there were specifics I was asking you to aim at with the paint. This was softer, diffused, dragged edges, much less if any at all sharp edges anywhere, letting the textured surface break up painted edges.”

I don’t really think I have managed to achieve this. I found it difficult to not get some sharp edges and the technique is still not there, although arguable a wee bit softer:

Workshop - acrylics

Workshop – acrylics

Stuart Brownlee – 512319

6th January, 2014