Progress at last – Lauren

This is the first week I’ve really had a variety of pieces to share on the blog. I had a lot of fun with new mediums like I had wanted to, and I was lucky enough to get another portrait in (done in pen and ink). I wanted to give everyone a look into the artistic process, so there are quite a few images that represent the evolution of particular pieces.

"self Portrait"  Stage One Watercolor

“self Portrait”
Stage One
Watercolor

"Self portrait" Watercolor

“Self portrait”
Stage two
Watercolor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was my first time working extensively in watercolor, and I absolutely fell in love with it. I can’t wait to explore with it further. I chose to do a self-portrait despite model availability because of my inexperience with watercolor. I hope to do a few portraits in water color, perhaps gradually increasing a wider variety of color in my pieces.

 

"Luke" Stage Two  Akua ink and Arches 88 paper

“Luke”
Stage Two
Akua ink and Arches 88 paper

"Luke"  Stage One Akua ink and Arches 88 paper

“Luke”
Stage One
Akua ink and Arches 88 paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an unfinished monotype, but I thought I would include it in this week’s blog to further explain the printmaking process. Stage two has about three different layers of ink, two of them hand painted on the plate and printed in different intervals.

"untitled"  Pen, ink, and water

“untitled”
Pen, ink, and water

"Untitled" Pen,ink, and water close up

“Untitled”
Pen,ink, and water
close up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I loved doing a portrait in ink. I had been experimenting through hand studies and small thumbnail sketches (below) and I went on a limb and gave it a try with my second portrait. I’m pleased with the quality of the mark making, though I wish I had given a little more forethought into the pen and water shading. There are also some ink splotches which unfortunately knock down the quality.

"Hand Study 1"  Pen and Ink

“Hand Study 1”
Pen and Ink

 

"Hand Study 2"  Pen and Ink

“Hand Study 2”
Pen and Ink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait studies  Pen and Ink

Portrait studies
Pen and Ink

 

ACCU ARTIST FORECAST: 

Pretty much more of the same for the next week or two. I’m still trying to figure out a way to make oil painting work (It’s a little more time-consuming and sensitive). I would like to get some photography in as well.

 

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