Recently I finished the limited palette project. It was pretty fun, a great way to de-stress during the semester and helped me get back into painting.
Around five colours were used in each palette and some of the colours carried over into different paintings, such as the reddish brown featuring in the yellow and red paintings and the prussian blue in the blue and green ones.
Overall the project took two months, starting from a basic outline with the main colours, then adding layer upon layer to give it texture, colour and style. Here are the finished paintings! Enjoy! ❤
In April 2017, I participated in a bronze casting workshop at Meridian Sculpture, a foundry in Fitzroy, Melbourne. We created forms for a lost wax casting and the foundry turned them into bronze. I won’t go into detail about how a bronze sculpture is made but if you’re interested you can check out the foundry’s website here for more information.
So during this workshop, I made Sven, the bronze griffin, originally made out of wax but then turned into bronze and finished with a vibrant green patina that doesn’t come out as much in the photos. I really enjoyed the workshop and was lucky enough to win a free workshop as a prize. I highly recommend it for anyone if you’ve got the available funds.
Here are some progress shots of the limited palette paintings I’ve been doing. I’ve started working on the bigger A4 sized, red and blue ones. So far so good!
Finished the green and yellow ones and they’re looking pretty snazzy at least to me ahaha. The photo on the right below is currently how the red and blue paintings are looking. Will continue to update you soon!
A few sketches from a trip to Hobart! I sat at a lovely park in Sandy Bay that was recommended by my cousin for its stunning views of the Derwent river! For more info, check out http://traversingtasmania.com/2017/07/08/alexandra-battery/
Here’s a little project I started in order to get back into painting. Limited palette paintings have always been fun for me as I enjoy the challenge of only using a few colours to create an image. Combining this with my love of portraiture, I’ve got a decent, de-stressing way to end my days.
Here’s two more I’ve started this week. I’ve gone for a feature colour in each painting so far and it’s working out pretty well. Will post up some progress shots in a few weeks. Hope y’all having a lovely week!
Over the summer, while I was in Hobart. My mum let me use a small kiln she has to create some glass slumps.
By cutting green, blue and red glass and then layering it in the patterns I wanted, I created these beauties!
I made textured moulds out of some clay in my mum’s studio, which the glass was laid on then fired. You can see some of the textures in the photos.
I had a lot of fun and will definitely be making some more the next time I visit!