Palette.

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Palette.

I’ve begun looking on how my palette is almost an archive of a certain painting, and like a historical record of the painting. Newer blotches of paint overlapping the previous tones and more time consuming tones taking up larger area, along with thicker paints straight out of the tube showing a longer ‘lifespan’. Similar to how an archaeologist discovers older artifacts deeper in the soil, older blotches are found under the other layers of paint

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I’ve tried to open up conveying the notion of time by showing a variation of age throughout portraiture. I am an avid painter, and would like to reflect my workings in this medium. Painting has always been a method of “Freezing time” before photography and other technological advances. Portraiture has also been seen as immortalising a person from to aging of time. I’m looking more towards playing with the mark making techniques of paint, and how the representation of flesh is shown through paint, and how time changes the accuracy and technique of brush-strokes and line. I want to play around with these concepts in my

Time.

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Time.

I’ve tried to open up conveying the notion of time by showing a variation of age throughout portraiture. I am an avid painter, and would like to reflect my workings in this medium. Painting has always been a method of “Freezing time” before photography and other technological advances. Portraiture has also been seen as immortalising a person from to aging of time. I’m looking more towards playing with the mark making techniques of paint, and how the representation of flesh is shown through paint, and how time changes the accuracy and technique of brush-strokes and line.

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http://www.iancumberland.com/

When looking through a student art magazine, I was intrigued by a Self-Portrait painted by Ian Cumberland. The hyper realistic, yet almost ill looking tones produced by the blues and purples in the painting gave an honest impression, but then looking at the size of the portrait shown me that scale is a very important factor, and use and size of mark making technique is vital to my work

The affect of time on age

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After realising that 1 year wouldn’t have a significant affect on the aging of my features and body, I realised that younger children age more rapidly in their first few years, therefore decided upon painting my cousins, and showing the differences between each other, and also themselves through the coming months.

However, as I went through the painting I’d come to the conclusion that the painting wouldn’t represent a strong enough value on the sense of time, therefore I will return to the painting when I get a better influence on the sense of time

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Tai Shan Schierenberg

Tai Shan Schierenberg is one of the most credited contemporary British artists today, and I am infauated with his style of painting. The thick, heavy heaps of paint he uses on his brushes have almost a sculptural quality to them, as if he moulding and carving the paint to create the portrait, and this is very evident in his close ups. I want to project this fluidity in the paint and enrol that into the project of time