More photos of the location

This fallen tree on the beach was one of the most interesting things about the location. We couldn’t explain why it had turned this bright orange colour but it stood out from the varying tones of grey of the rocks and stones. On returning to a rainy beach the next day the colour had become even brighter with the damp air which was fascinating. It looked almost un-real and provided a intriguing splash of colour amongst the softer colours and tones. 

More photos of the landscape

Up close rocks

These photos in particular show the textures and surfaces of the rocks and how different they can all be. I love how no one rock is the same and that they all have varying qualities, tones and shapes even though they are on the same beach. 

Forest Pictures from Kilve

Above you can see the images I took of the forest whilst in Kilve. I found the shadows and shapes the twigs and branches made really interesting as well as the textures of the bark and in particular the mushroom. The form of the mushroom is so detailed and regular it almost doesn’t look real. 

KILVE PROJECT

At the beginning of November as an art class we visited Kilve in Somerset for 3 days to do first hand research into a new project. This project is about building on our experience in the environment and to eventually convey a response to it in some form or another. 

I really enjoyed my time in Kilve and particularly liked drawing from observation on the beach. Although it was windy and cold I felt that that made it easier to represent the qualities of the rocks and stones etc in my drawings. I tried to do this through my mark making and use of the mediums. 

The forest was also interesting although I preferred the colour scheme and shapes and textures of the beach. 

Our task now is to write our own brief and use our primary research, along with other artist research, to develop a response to the qualities of Kilve. I have chosen to go down the fine art path focusing on painting and drawing. 

Studio Pictures of Cube

Here are the final images of my cube shot in my dad’s studio. I think that they came out really well as you can see the detailed textures of the paint and metal surfaces. The shadow also makes the final image really striking and bold showing the negative space to be just as interesting as the object.

Photographing my Cube

I visited my dad’s studio in Battersea to photograph my cube using stronger lighting to create interesting shadows from the shapes of the metal and perspex. As shown by the picture I set the cube up with a white background originally but then decided that I liked the difference of half black and half white. This highlighted the dark and light tones shown by the metal and perspex.

I directed the light strongly above my cube to create the stretched abstracted shadow as shown by the first picture. I really loved how you could see the difference between the harsh metal strips with the scratched paint, even in the shadow.

The final photographs (shown in the next post) I think came out really successfully and I’m glad I had the chance to document my final sculpture in such a detailed and interesting way.  

Cube Evaluation

Shown below is my final cube photographed. Although I really liked idea 3 (paint in between sheets of acetate) I don’t think it answered the brief in that it did not represent my area of the workshop well enough. By adding the abstracted metal strips, to represent the bold brushstrokes I used in my painting, this showed the viewer an element of the industrial side to the workshop making the cube more relatable to my area. It also successfully combines the two features; my painting from the place in question project and my given area in the college.

I also decided to paint different colours onto sheets of Perspex and cut them into triangular shapes and layer them to create interesting shadows and textures when the light shines through. Using the see-through Perspex also gives a different look from each side of the cube, whether it is the sharp dark metal shapes or the colourful scratched surface of the Perspex. I think that the combination of the light and dark materials as well as the different textures created a really striking final piece. I now want to photograph my cube properly using strong lighting to show the shadows and textures.  

Making my cube (second stage)

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