#artschool: documenting art practice

April 7, 2019

We are now seven weeks into Term 1 at art school and I thought it might be fun to document some of my work.

I have been studying drawing and painting along with a bit of digital photography and in this post I have catalogued my drawings and paintings to date.

The key thing is to notice that I’m actually getting better and I think this shows most clearly in my life drawing exercises.

Well, at least I hope you can see some improvement. The other drawing subject is mostly about still life in the studio.

And then there’s my painting class where the focus is also on still life maquettes painted “a la prima” which means all in one go. Usually these are done in about 90 minutes. This is a study in the use of complementary colours.

I’m also doing a few bits and pieces at home. I’ll have more to say about this series of abstracts as I develop my ideas. The theme is “Precision and Decay”.


Art School 2019 – an occasional series

March 29, 2019

I’m at art school this year, studying a Diploma of Visual Arts at RMIT here in Melbourne.

I am uploading images from work I’ve done during the year in an occasional series of posts like this.

This is the first post and covers work I’ve done until the end of March 2019, so about eight weeks worth of work.

Life Drawing

I’ve been doing life drawing for just over one year and I still find it terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. You can see how uneven my technique still is. Now and again I get it almost right. Sometimes I make beautiful women look like Neanderthals.

A few paintings

These are studies, far from finished, but colourful.