Monthly Archives: May 2012

Part 1 – 3 exercises – Mark-making : charcoal : lines

(OCA manual pages 19, 20 and 21) The first challenge was to think up different ways of mark making / shading in each 5cm square.  I found this exercise a good way to improve my patience because any painting I … Continue reading

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Extra curricular : Art Talk by Catrin Webster

On Monday 28th May I attended an art talk by Catrin Webster, a Welsh artist who currently holds the post of lecturer in fine arts at Swansea Met.  She has exhibited and lectured widely, including at the Museum of Modern … Continue reading

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Part 1 / Mark making and tone : Doodling

(OCA manual p 18) My first doodles were completed on a sheet of A2 paper and, using different tools, I didn’t look to see what I was doing at all; just found a place to start the doodle and let … Continue reading

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Pt 1 / Mark making and tone : Making marks

  So, I’ve taken the plunge and made my first marks on paper (OCA manual page 16).  It’s odd to think that we make marks every day when we write, even adding an extra squiggle when we sign cards; or … Continue reading

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Post 1 / In the beginning … a blank page

So this is it.  My first blog post and the beginning of my learning log.  I have yet to pick up my pencil but have a planned session in the diary for tomorrow. I’m so looking forward to this learning … Continue reading

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