Saturday, September 15, 2012

Curriculum Studies - Painting

A fairly ropey still life painting I did as part of the Curriculum Studies module of the H. Dip for art and design teachers. We did this over the course of two afternoons (including the compositional sketches i've included here). We had to use poster paint (ick!) which is what the pupils use in school. This process really gave me an appreciation for what the pupils are up against. Working in an 80 minute art class is a really disjointed way of completing an ambitious still life painting. When I paint, I use acrylic and oils, give myself a nice permanent set up with an easel and work away at it for days at a time. It's a lot tougher working with poster paints on a table surface and under a tight time constraint.

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