Category Archives: Project 4: Painting outside

Exercise 1: Painting a landscape outside

I was surprised by my subject for this exercise. I was originally planning a similar landscape to that of the natural landscape. However, whilst walking my dog, I came across a view that really conveyed a linear perspective and was really enjoyable to paint outside.

I am happy with the results of this painting. I am also happy with how successful the watercolour was in terms of adaptability and its ease in transporting it, etc. This is definitely something that I will be spending more time doing in the future.

I have to admit I was a little nervous about undertaking this challenge, however, I soon found a comfortable peace and enjoyment. This has definitely encouraged me to do this again as I was able to bring a lot more from the subject in comparison to a photograph to work from. It definitely encouraged me to bring out of the subject everything that I wanted as appose to copying or attempting to justify the intent of a photograph.

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I also spent some time working on some sketches for possible assignment subjects:

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I wanted to take this painting further for a possible assignment piece:

I completed a small canvas using acrylic:

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I colour pencil sketch looking at tone:

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Investigating the subject using acrylic on A3:

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