Wow the past month has been hectic. Starting second year in university has definitely got the better of my time. On average spending 10hrs (at least in the past week) a day five days a week at the studio, and it's been emjoyable (and hard work). Obviously nothing can start out without a little drama so in the first week the ceiling in the studio fell through - who said stress isn't good for the mind and soul? So I moved studios for the time being. Hurling 8ft by 4ft pieces of ply wood down 5 floors definitely wasn't the highlight. By the second week my project had gotten underway - many skull (you might of guessed) studies done at the museum and mini sketchbook with skull paintings done with minimal marks from a palette knife. Week three and I had to give my seminar on Pop Art and Consumerism - normally you do seminars half way through the year, but no no mine was obviously first, just 3 days before my first assessment. That week I did two skull studies - one quite laborious and the other much faster with more gestural strokes! (blah blah blah) any way, here's my first one - much more my style of painting than the latter. Painted with oil on canvas using squared brushes.
I had my assessment this morning 9.30 - 12.30 for the entire group of just 12 students. I was second - by the end my brain had turned to mush. In spite of which I had to go to my lecture on Reading an Image based on an art theorist *well...I can't remember his name*. My crit went well despite all my apprehensions I had considered and/or looked at all the information they had given me leading me to have a comment on my assessment sheet such as 'well researched art school history'. I took the rest of the day off, I pretty much rendered myself useless after 4hrs of information.
In other news, I decorated my room - and I still don't have a laptop so there will be very irregular posting from me. Sincere apologies.
ahhh stripey walls. Sure that's Sebastian.