Sunday, 20 May 2012

UWE Degree Show 2012

Most of my life now seems geared to completing the MA, only 10 days or so to go. I think everything is on course and I'm keeping everything crossed against last minute glitches.

The picture above is a cropped snippet of one of my 6 final pieces, nothing is completely finished yet, but very nearly.

Below is the invite to the MA, Art, Design and Media Degree Exhibitions at UWE, Bower Ashton, Bristol. If you're in the area come along and have a look, there is a lot to see...


Private View

Please join us for the Creative Industries Degree Show, an annual showcase highlighting the work of more than 500 students from 14 of our undergraduate and postgraduate art, design and media programmes.
This exciting event offers a fantastic opportunity to celebrate 2012’s finest creative talent!
BA(Hons) programmes include:
Animation; Drawing and Applied Arts; Design: Process, Material and Context [D3]; Fashion; Graphic Design; Illustration; Media Practice; and Photography, as well as MA courses in Art, Media, Design by Project; Graphic Arts; Media; and Multidisciplinary Printmaking.
Admission is free and no registration is required.
For more information please visit the website.

Private View

Friday 8 June
18:00 – 21:00

General Opening

Saturday 9 June
10:00 - 18:00

Sunday 10 June
10:00 - 16:00

11 – 14 June
10:00 – 20:00
Bower Ashton Campus
Spike Island
BV Studios

Map and directions


Saturday, 12 May 2012

Back to the wood

Back in February I posted this image of a drawing made on wood, ecologically sourced from Westonbirt Arboretum:

At the time I mentioned that I wasn't quite finished with this image, here's what happened next...

I painted over some of the image, a scary process, my heart was in my mouth...
Here is a detail of just how unpromising it looked

Then I took the panel along to the sand blaster, and blasted it ...gently! A little overdrawing after I got the panel back home and the addition of some linear elements showing the shape of the land and this is what I now have...

There is light and shade texture and distance. Some of the tones are more subtle and the shadows are more interesting, I'm not particularly adventurous when it comes to trying different techniques but a little courage went a long way on this one, a good lesson to learn.