Yes, lets have two assignments running along at the same time, kind of. I don’t really mind, you just have to do one thing at the time, though it easier to have one assignment at the time. And by one assignment I mean an assignment containting like 4-6 rather huge tasks to take care of. Lets start from the beginning.
This week has not been about working from home. Everyone participating in this course have been at the actual university to work face-to-face and get to know one and other. Before this 3-days meeting we all had to do some prep. work. I have made a pattern, printed it on a long piece of paper, like 4 meters or something, to get the feeling of a wallpaper.
We had a short introduction and then we presented our wallpapers by putting them up in the corridor. Lunch, and then we moved on. The theme of this three-day meeting was graphics and introduction to painting. And we started of with graphics and the printing style monotyping, which is a printing method which can easily be used in school with children. You can only get one print out of each monotype you do, it is not a good method if you want to print more than one. A monotype is done thorugh putting paint on a glas or metal surface(not to thick with paint) and then you draw you picture in the paint with say… tops(cotton). Then you put your paper to the surface and press and pat until you think you have got the colour onto the paper and pull away the paper, and vóila, your picture on the glas should now be on your paper.
And if you print a second time it will look like this:
As you can see, this is why only one print is possible, you cans till do ONE pretty awesome ^^
We tried out one more printing method on day one. It was a lithographic method. We did not use huge stones but we did use a substitue method, sandpaper. When you had your piece of sandpaper you used wax crayons to draw on the material. Where the wax is put is where the paint will stick when you colour your sandpaper. And below you can see how it can look.
End day one.
Today we were supposed try on the printing method of woodcut. I made my drawing of it the day before so all I had to do now was to cut out all the brown. Drawing below.
The size of it was like a A4 paper I think, so yes I had some work to do, but it was fun, though it took all day to carve it. Below, carved version
and the finished print.
And this is pretty much what I had time for this day, it took longer than I would have expected. But it was fun.
The rest of this day was spent at the museum, where me and my class checked out a graphics exhibition “Falugrafikerna”. And later food and stuff and lots and lots of chatting *hihi*
Introduction to painting, Hi and Hello.
In small groups we started out painting huge papers with decided colours, and then we could go round and switch places with other people and continue painting on their piece.
And after a small coffee break (IMPORTANT) we was back in small groups.
All the colours were arranged and every small group was told not to speak to eachother but to create a picture of a bird from the coloured materials.
It was silent like in a grave….
And then Lunch…
And after we could finally sit down and work with our own stuff, though from an assignment.
We were to take inspiration from magazines and then choose an artist to copy style-wise and to create 1-3 paintings.
Mine are the two to the left, with colour fields, you can also see my inspiration and I choose to cope the style of a local artist where I live, Hans Hermansson, I really like his landscape paintings. Here you can find one of the paintings I refer to by HANS HERMANSSON
I might upload my stuff properly.. we’ll see… I see it mostly as practise for now. And ye, the theme in our work during these days was birds. Now I have lots to finish up unitl next week and stuff to prepare and next time we meet will be in mid october, see you then! and until then I’ll be online^^