First pages from my small sketchbook recording different aspects of walnuts . I am off to London tomorrow and will be able to visit "my painting" again with my sketchbook. I would like to look at the frame and the room it is hung in as I have no information on those and cannot get any from my copies of the painting.
These pages are looking at the contruction of different wooden boxes from my souce painting.
The photo above was an attempt to create a still life with a strongly triangular composition which is a feature of many still life paintings, often it seems with the apex of the triangle at the extreme left top of the painting and one angle at the bottom right, giving a long line rising from right to left. The other line of the triangle is usually off the edge of the painting. See Melendez painting above (Bread and Figs)
Wonderful colours using two of the elements of my theme painting. I will start working with this colour scheme for the colour section of the research work.
I first of all gathered lots of images of still life paintings, boxes, jars and fruit onto a notice board. These will gradually find homes in note books as the board is used for drawings, mixed media experiments etc. I am lucky to have my own little room where all this can stay on the wall and have the door shut on it when I am finished for the time being.
I am using this blog to show my work to tutor Sian Martin as I work my way through the chapters and modules for the City and Guild Diploma course in Embroidery by distance learning. All work, experiments and samples will be shown here for her to assess, so not everything is a completed piece! Please leave constructive comments if you want to.