Experimentation with colour and acrylic paint application:
I enjoy drawing landscapes so I thought I’d give it a try with colours from my imagination. I found this enjoyable but I don’t find my landscape paintings that effective, therefore I’m going to experiment more with painting objects and focusing more on colour.
Painting from memory – whilst thinking about the application of the paint. For the background, I used palette knives and scrap cardboard to apply the paint. I attempted to paint an old forest-park I used to visit a lot as a child, but I prefer the effect of the background rather than the image itself. I found painting solely from my memory very difficult and will probably use real objects or photographs as references in the future, although it was a fun experiment.
Thinking more about colour, I did a few colour swatches using hot and then cold pigments to practice mixing colours and experiment with textures of the paint. I think they look very effective next to each other, and I plan to do some paintings of objects focusing on the opposition of colours and how they appear differently next to each other as appose to apart.
Experiment with primary colours – I like the simplicity of the coloured shapes together.