Part 4: Exercise 4.3 – sketch

Sketch for a fluid painting

Part 4: Exercise 4.3 – sketch in charcoal for a fluid painting in oils

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.

Stuart Brownlee – 512319
18 April 2017

Part 4: Practice work – sketches

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

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Practice work – Oil Paint

Oil paint thinned with Winsor & Newton Liquin ORIGINAL medium.

Boots & basket in front porch (thinned oil paint on black gessoed card – 10cm diameter)
Statue of ‘Victory’ in kitchen beside boiler flu (thinned oil paint on white gessoed thick card – 12cm x 6cm)
Boat, stern and cabin on mantlepiece (thinned oil paint on thin clear PVC, with sea and sky painted on reverse – 10cm diameter)
Guitars in back bedroom (thinned oil paint on black gessoed thick card – 25cm x 18.5cm)
China and wooden plates on kitchen dresser (thinned oil paint on white gessoed thick card – 25cm x 18.5cm)

Stuart Brownlee – 512319
27 March 2017

Part 2: Sketchbook for Exercise 2.1 – Unusual painting media

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Brief

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Part 2 Exercise 2.1 Sketchbook, page 1

Selection of media and colours

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Part 2 Exercise 2.1 Sketchbook, page 2
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Part 2 Exercise 2.1 Sketchbook, page 3

Ideas for collections for painting

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Part 2 Exercise 2.1 Sketchbook, page 4
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Part 2 Exercise 2.1 Sketchbook, page 8
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Part 2 Exercise 2.1 Sketchbook, page 9

Stuart Brownlee – 512319
9 November 2016

Part 1: Sketchbook for Assignment 1

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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The Sketchbook

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Sketchbook pages [see below for each of the individual 28 sketches]

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Individual sketches

Each sketch was made on a 5″ x 4″ postcard-size panel of 170gsm Winsor & Newton 10.5″ x 8″ spiral-bound sketchbook.

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Head of man suffering from tetanus, from image taken from the Scottish Review of Books, Vol.11, No.4-2016, p11 [Sketchbook – page 3]
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Lama Rinpoche [Sketchbook – page 6]
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Russian woman haymaking, taken from an image by photographer Franki Raffles in 1989, appeared in The Herald Magazine, August 13 2016, p.4. [Sketchbook – page 6]
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School boy, from Jules Bastien-Lepage’s “Going to School”, Aberdeen Art Gallery print [Sketchbook – page 6]
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Homer from ‘My favourite mouse mat’ [Sketchbook – page 7]
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Sketch of Stella McCusker (Actress), from Irish Arts Review, Summer 2011, p.57. [Sketchbook – page 7]
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The Sailor, image from album cover “Procol Harum – Salty Dog” [Sketchbook – page 7]
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Head of man suffering from tetanus, from image taken from the Scottish Review of Books, Vol.11, No.4-2016, p11 [Sketchbook – page 7]
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Sketch of Alan MacDonald’s “Love machine” image in Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly 2016 exhibitions and artists catalogue [Sketchbook – page 8]
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Sketch from “The untold story” – greeting card. [Sketchbook – page 8] Text “There will be few portraits, no ‘selfies’ of me beyond the age of 50, because, again, in this perfected imagery, I have no desire to be seen as I decay.” from The Herald Magazine, August 27 2016, p.5.
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Sketch from Chantal Joffe’s “Vita, 2010” Whitechapel Gallery limited editions print. [Sketchbook – page 8]
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Sketch form Richard MacDonald “Yin and Yang” bronze sculpture in the Spring/Summer 2016 Carmel Gallery Guide. [Sketchbook – page 8]
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Hands sketch, from Didier Gillis’s “Derive, 2013” photograph in Amateur Photographer, 20 August 2016, p.82. [Sketchbook – page 9]
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Foot sketch, from Didier Gillis’s “Derive, 2013” photograph in Amateur Photographer, 20 August 2016, p.82. [Sketchbook – page 9]
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Knee sketch, from Didier Gillis’s “Derive, 2013” photograph in Amateur Photographer, 20 August 2016, p.82. [Sketchbook – page 9]
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Elbow sketch, from Didier Gillis’s “Derive, 2013” photograph in Amateur Photographer, 20 August 2016, p.82. [Sketchbook – page 9]
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Russian women haymaking, taken from an image by photographer Franki Raffles in 1989, appeared in The Herald Magazine, August 13 2016, p.4. Overlaid onto photo of haymaking and text exert from the Sunday Herald, 25 September 2016, pp.28-30. Text reads: “Making hay on Harris in the Hebrides, where half the land is now owned by community trusts.” [Sketchbook – page 10]
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Ape in tree sketch overlaid onto Sir James Guthrie’s “To pastures new” (The Goose Girl), Aberdeen Art Gallery print. [Sketchbook – page 10]
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Sketch of author Roddy Doyle from painting by Colin Davidson, 2010-11 in Irish Arts Review, Summer 2011, p.56. Overlaid onto Jules Bastien-Lepage’s “Going to School”, Aberdeen Art Gallery print. [Sketchbook – page 10]
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Head of man suffering from tetanus, from image taken from the Scottish Review of Books, Vol.11, No.4-2016, p11. Overlaid onto Bruce McLean’s “Pose work for plinths 3” form article ‘Inside the weird world of Scotland’s coolest and craziest artists’, Sunday Herald, 25 September 2016, p. 34. [Sketchbook – page 10]
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Sketch from “The Losers” by Mark Simpson, in feature article in Daily Record, 17 September 2016, p.34. [Sketchbook – page 11]
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Sketch from It’s A Beautiful Day’s 1969 album cover “It’s a beautiful day”. [Sketchbook – page 11]
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Sketch from Quicksilver Messenger Service’s 1969 “Happy Trails” album cover. [Sketchbook – page 11]
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Sketch of Traffic’s Stevie Winwood, from a YouTube clip. [Sketchbook – page 11]
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iPad sketch in ArtRage 5 of Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s “The Librarian”, 1566. [Sketchbook – page 12]
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iPad sketch in ArtRage 5 of Ansel Adams 1944 photograph “Yosemite Valley, Moonrise”. [Sketchbook – page 12]
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iPAd sketch in ArtRage 5 of b/w photo “Rock formation – Solway Firth. [Sketchbook – page 12]
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iPad sketch in ArtRage 5 of colour photo “Night sky, Mellon Udrigle, Wester Ross”. [Sketchbook – page 12]
Stuart Brownlee – 512319
1 October 2016