This is the wood burning stove in a corner of our living room. When it is not lit this carved wooden piece sits on top of the stove. I carved this around the time of the opening of the Scottish Parliament in September 2004 and wrote a wee short story (bound in wood) called ‘Connections’, which sits alongside the entwined couple. The story is a bit irreverent and the statue is carved from a piece of recovered 250 years old Caledonian Pine.
Before embarking on the exercises for this part of the course I decided to carry out some practice compositions. These are my sketches for these practice works which I then went on to complete in thinned oil paint.
Practice work – sketches
Practice work – Oil Paint
Oil paint thinned with Winsor & Newton Liquin ORIGINAL medium.
These are my preliminary sketches for Assignment 1 – a series of 20 paintings. The sketches are made from my selection of original found images plus some additional images gathered during the course of Part 1.
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Sketchbook pages [see below for each of the individual 28 sketches]
Each sketch was made on a 5″ x 4″ postcard-size panel of 170gsm Winsor & Newton 10.5″ x 8″ spiral-bound sketchbook.