She is one of my favourite artist who is amazed by nature but shows the decay within it.
Image of interest…..
I looked in to this piece due to the way I see the context behind it. To me this shows a life circle of the owl (I understand this might not be the meaning), to me the bottom red whole is the death after the bright blue life. Her art to me speaks a lot about life and death within animals and I really enjoy this. She uses a lot of “alive” masks to cover the death faces.
This is a statement from the artist about her own works. This explains what she wants to show within her work and what inspired her to do this.
Caitlin is an artist who works around the theme of decay, by creating skeletons out of string.
These shows the skeleton of a decayed animal, though this doesn’t have the same look as my project due to me looking in to decay over time, I was intrigued within the material she uses to create them (string). I do also like her work and thing i possible could benefit from it.
This is a explanation of how she makes the works and how she manipulate the materials to get them to become more like the thing she is trying to convey .
He is an American artist who is who does realistic art. Made out of random things he can find.
Kris’s works don’t particularly have the same message as mine but I do like the look of it and so want to try something like this as more of a relief piece on a canvas.
This explains materials and also why he makes his work but doesn’t go to much into it.
Within my painting project I want to include clocks. I want to add not only a modern wall clock, but i want pocket watches and new clocks. I want to have so many different clocks that it makes it a little bit overwhelming to look at.
I want to show how the thought of time can be very overwhelming. the best outcome i could get from my piece is to be able to make people feel overwhelmed when looking at my art piece. So to do this I am going to be looking in to a lot of different kind of clocks and ways I can present them.
The Inspiration I Have Found Online…..
These are some images that I have manged to find online. I have picked them not only because I really like old clocks but also because I wanted to look both into new and old clock to be able to get a wide range of what we have had over time.
What They Could Represent…..
What the clocks could represent is how something we cant see could be seen. This means something that is all around us that we can no see now is seen and I need to show that is all around us. This is why I want to give the look of being over whelming.
One of my ideas I have had for this project is to have clocks around a person. this would represent how the thought of time can be overwhelming but also can decay someone’s mental health. This would be one painting out of a series.
A lot of my work is based on how I feel and also what is happening in my life. If I have something in my head ill do a project on it as its a good way to get it out without talking about it.
today I decided I wanted some time alone so I went to the studio and started drawing. I decided to draw how I felt and I found an image i really liked to I used it as my reference ( it is not my photo).
Reference link – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/358810295306342981/
My Process of making the drawing…..
For this I used a Derwent Academy pencils (B) to mark out how big and where I wanted everything to give me a base and marking to go off of. First thing i did was mark out where the very dark black is and put it in just to get something on the paper to start.
I used inscribe soft Greystone pastels to do this, I started with a grey and used this as a base on the forehead. for lighter patches I would put less down but the darker areas i would layer it until I needed to start adding a lighter black.
Then I decided to go into the left eye. this was hard but then kind of easy to do. I started with doing the grey and then started adding black to the inner bit of the eye. To be able to get the wrinkles within the skin and the lash line I used a charcoal pencil to get very thin lines.
I carried on with this technique while doing the whole thing. when it came to the hair I put a thin layer of a lighter black down and then went over and picked up the marking off the floor with the side of the charcoal and this worked really well. For the bread I put down a light layer of black and then used the charcoal pencil to add in the hair details.