I recently bought myself a set of acrylic paints – red, yellow, blue, white and black – with the intention of creating some larger paintings for my Mapping Suprematism project. I also thought it would be a good opportunity to gain more experience with colour mixing by working directly from the primaries…
Inspired by the last futurist painting I created, I have now completed this train painting.
The process of start to completion went through a few more phases than usual. I tend to create as I go for the majority of my artwork with very little planning beforehand. However, this time, I started with some very rough initial sketches to explore the different ways I could style the train.
Just a few photos of architecture during my day out in Cambridge.
A few weeks ago, I stumbled across the Russian contemporary artist Georgy Kurasov. I liked the way he fitted the form of the object being painted into geometric shapes. As a result, I’ve been inspired to try my own, albeit much simpler, piece.
Following on from the Smugglers’ Tower painting last month, I wanted to try another landscape. The original plan was to paint either a mountain or desert scene and, like the Smugglers’ Tower painting, give it a fantasy background history.
I’ve recently been inspired by J.M.W. Turner’s watercolour paintings, so I decided to attempt his style myself. Turner used a technique of extreme layering in his paintings allowing him to make minute changes…
The above painting, Streamliner Through City, started off as an attempt to be bolder and less realistic with colour in an attempt to mix up my colour style…
I’ve been working on some watercolour paintings alongside the Mapping Suprematism project. Three of the most recent have had a military theme whether it be naval, army or siege based.
Mapping Suprematism is a modern-day artistic exploration of the early twentieth-century Suprematist movement. The intention is not to follow the movement’s original ideology but to utilise its visual style to design abstract maps.
Following on from the end of 2021’s Barbican visit, I was recommended to visit another example of Brutalist architecture in London, the Southbank Centre.