What size image and what size support you use are very important elements in composition. Size matters.
What size paper/canvas/board are you working towards? What size image? What about the space? It is so easy to pick up the same old sketch book and do the same thing time and again. Let’s make it more interesting. In this class you will be encouraged to be creative about size.
27th Sept. £45 /class 9.30am – 12.45pm
I think Tuesday is meant to be sodden. If you want to come to this class at Wherwell Priory Studio contact me for more details and availability firstname.lastname@example.org
Roche Court, East Winterslow
I went to Roche Court last week and saw the new exhibition by Darren Almond. Below is a brief extract about some of his work there. It is particularly relevant to this class. He has produced beautiful paintings of hypothetical views of space with colour, light and distance captured in a strangely recognisable way. I have no idea what he is painting, but I know it is space. Into this space are tiny specks of distant stars. Their size and the size of pictures make you feel very, very small.
In the gallery, Almond will show a series of ‘Timescape’ paintings, which explore his preoccupation with time and space to their absolute limits. They suggest the conundrum, that although we know a certain amount about deep space, there is still so much that remains – at least for now – unknowable. Conceptually, these depictions of the outer reaches of the cosmos engulf us in the beauty of the Milky Way; the colourful and dreamlike atmospheres which Almond has captured ultimately remind us of our insignificance within the enormity of the universe.