Where Am I Now?

Caroline has requested a short statement of between 50 and 100 words and up to 6 images of work I would like to discuss at our tutorial next week.  Simple!  But is it?  On reflection, this is the crux of my dilemma.

On the system I spot Level 3 courses (final year of BA?) and checkout the very gentle Elizabeth Blackadder in her studio.  A career based on the delicate and sometimes watercolour representation of flora.  There is also a guide to assembling your thoughts, ideas and interests.  In the absence of a better starting point for my response to Caroline (it doesn’t hurt to go back to basics, for that is where I feel I am at the moment), I make my list:

.    Colour, bold or subtle

.    Transparency

.    Edges

.    Disturbance, lack of control of the outcome

.    Not quite comfortable viewing

.    Then, now and now again, as if recording the history of emotional         footprints

Now to record all ideas/thoughts/interests on post-its, and see what bubbles up from my unconscious mind.


Shapes, mood, subtelty, windows




Charleston, local connection, mood, emotional connection


Masking, highlighting, overworking



Experimenting with paper over canvas with edges, image masked and overworked


Monotone working of family images


Emotional response to place to be overworked

Reflecting on Tutorial

Having explained where I am trying to come from, Caroline confirmed that she felt I am working in the right direction and that I am taking risks in what I am trying to do.  I need to do more and be better informed, so that it follows through into my work.


Author: susanmilleruk

Watercolour painter living, working and loving Hastings and St Leonards on Sea. MA in Fine Art.

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