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TEXTILES: Preparing for Higher Education – Sketchbooks – Exercise 4.2 Customising a sketchbook – Stage 2 Painter-inspired translation

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This task has been very enjoyable.  I had in mind that I would like to find and old book with a stitched spine so it would lay flat and was fortunate enough to find one in a charity bookshop.

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Initially when considering the painter’s work, I painted out the text with white gouache or gesso so I could write on the page.

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but once I got into painting, I liked the added effect of seeing some of the text showing through.

The paper is of good quality with a slightly textured surface and easy to paint on. I mixed colours, matching them to computer prints of his paintings, although I later discovered that the colours are stronger in Mel Gooding’s book about the artist (Phaidon).

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DSCF4321       Had a go at painting a ‘Checked Tablecloth’.

DSCF4322       Painted one of my Mum’s dining chairs.

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Tried ‘The Long Table with Fruit’ and ‘Anenomes and Lemons’.

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2 thoughts on “TEXTILES: Preparing for Higher Education – Sketchbooks – Exercise 4.2 Customising a sketchbook – Stage 2 Painter-inspired translation

  1. Great work. Inspired….keep on the painting journey I think you are relaxing into it and getting really great results.

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