India has dominated my university activities since the return after Christmas. I visited Andhra Pradesh and Kerala over two weeks with Andrew and Hamish to visit Rhona and her Project Trust partner Rachael. I came back armed with photographs and a sort of scrap book. These have given me source material for studio work, Artist Books and visual culture material.
Studio Work - first of all I made a colour wall incorporating drawings made from photographs and coloured paper with scraps as backing. These allowed me to see compositions and connections. Initially I made a series of six collages, each made of three sections of wood exploring colour and pattern found on buildings. The collages were photographed on top of coloured tissue paper to supply a more conformist shape with the view to use them in paintings.
This is one painting - the first of four - which arose from a larger painting that did not work. This is made up of an acrylic and enamel background. The enamel is to give the painting a metallic edge. Oil glazes were placed on top along with thicker applications of oil paint.
And finally Painting Four
None have been given names as yet but will do so for the 2nd year painting exhibition later next week. They are all the same size despite the fact that in these photos they do not seem to be.
32.5cm x 25 cm
Carol E Duff