Tetra packs and mount board

What I like about my art class is we are always being introduced to something new, we have started to make some plates for printing from Tetra Pack (silver foiled backed cartons) and mount card.

The idea is you cut or scratch your  design into the plate, ink it up with a roller and  run it through a press, not  got to fun messy bit yet, just started to make my plates, at this point its all back to front anticipation.

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Continuing to paint on canvas and on the suggestion of our tutor I looked  up Caravaggio who she felt must have  been a influence to Peter Howson, looking at his work I had to agree, so  good old Google lead me to  this striking self-portrait titled the “Desperate man”.  a self portrait and some incredible lighting it seamed a good continuation of my theme.

so now its  finished I find out its not a self portrait of Caravaggio  but a self portrait of another artist Gustave Coubet who produced some equally remarkable paintings. still an enjoyable picture  to paint.

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I am still using acrylics  but this time building up thin layers

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First canvas

Back at art-class for the second half of the term and we are painting on canvas, I have tried acrylic paper and canvas boards but actual canvas is  yet another level. I am learning the surface you paint on is as important as the paint and the  brushes  you choose to use.

Open  subject,  so I  selected a  self-portrait and the style of Peter Howson one of my favourite artists.

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Something completely different


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