Pop Art Painted Portraits…

On hunting around the internet and researching Pop Art, I discovered this collection of images. The interesting thing is not so much the “image” but how the images are created. The makeup is bold and has a similar feel to the direction I think i need to go…  

Creating the Chimera Part II.

This is the first attempt at seeing how the acrylic goes onto the face, methods of application, the testing of safety and skin reaction, or lack of it, and will the stuff come off. Once the safety barriers had been applied the painting began. The white was allowed to dry fully, and the shades of …

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Musings Part II.

Musings Part III. Ideas to work on, think on and let the subconscious get to grips with. Head partially submerged in the water… the paint dissolving into the water. Black liner to the water container… Video of the model slowly sinking into the water… Video of the model slowly rising out the water… or a …

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Andy Seminar: 4th November.

Andy Seminar: 4th November. Bill Viola: Peaks of sadness, video installation piece. Stretched time by using very high resolution video… 2 second video stretched out over 5 minutes.. ish. Paint is the illusion… easier to trick the eye and the senses. Francis Bacon… the dragging of paint. What is the profound idea behind the project…what …

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Jonathan Adolphe

Jonathan Adolphe’s mixed media portraits are a hybrid of painting and photography that address the profound effects of memory and absence. Using powdered graphite, wax, enamel and oil paint, Adolphe creates an atmospheric space, a distance between us and the image, that forces us to find a meaning in the gestures, the face, to find …

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Boo Ritson.

Boo Ritson studied Fine Art at the University of Buckinghamshire, before going on to complete her M.A in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art in 2005. She is best known for the works which depict characters and still lives drawn from her own imagined narratives which until recently recalled iconic images from American …

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A Start…

With all the materials assembled, it was time to see how the process will work. First went on the cream. That is thick, and not too easy to apply, but protection to the skin is fundamental to this project, and it went on just fine. The silicone was also easier to apply than I imagined. …

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Light on the face…

A short piece of research referencing light and shadow on the face. To be able to create the feel that i am looking for, I need to understand better how light falls on the face. In doing the research I am drawn to “film noir” and the sharp contrast between dark and light. A theme …

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