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Month: October, 2014

Painters Unleashed

I think our introduction to painting was enjoyed by all and many thousands of stunning colours were made.

 Mix Cadmium Yellow , Cadmium Red and Cobalt Blue in different proportions to get endless different shades and tones of colour!

Mix Cadmium Yellow , Cadmium Red and Cobalt Blue in different proportions to get endless different shades and tones of colour!

The three primaries standing out in the darkness, mixing together to make the darker tones

The three primaries standing out in the darkness, mixing together to make the darker tones

Sections of a masterpiece

Section of a masterpiece

A painting in itself

Landscape hues, a fox i knew

Abstract view

Abstract view

Contrast

Contrast

How many paintings can i get from one painting?

How many paintings can i get from one painting?..

..a colour chart in fact

..let alone a colour chart

Olive greens and yellow hues, the deep red is coming through

Olive greens and yellow hues, the deep warm red is coming through

Blurred shapes from a palette knife, can you see the holy-like figure?

Blurred shapes from a palette knife, can you see the holy-ghost-like figure?

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GREAT EXPLORERS

I am fascinated by great explorers who have traveled far and wide and made incredible journeys. Having an interest in the Middle East and three years of life experience in Egypt, i was drawn to the picture of the Moroccan explorer of Berber descent, Ibn Battuta (February 25, 1304 – 1368 or 1369).

Over a period of thirty years, Ibn Battuta visited most of the known Islamic world as well as many non-Muslim lands. His journeys included trips to North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa and Eastern Europe, and to the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China. Ibn Battuta is generally considered one of the greatest travellers of all time.

“…made a one-month journey through the mountains of Kamaru near Sylhet to meet the renowned Shah Jalal…tall and lean, fair in complexion and lived by the mosque in a cave, where his only item of value was a goat he kept for milk, butter, and yogurt….ascended theMount of the Hermit” and briefly visited a well-known Taoist monk in a cave.Hangzhou…the city sat on a beautiful lake and was surrounded by gentle green hills…floating through the Grand Canal on a boat watching crop fields, orchids, merchants in black-silk, and women in flowered-silk and priests also in silk…accompanied by a local Malian merchant…journeyed overland by camel to Timbuktu…first encountered a hippopotamus…journeyed down the Niger to Gao in a canoe carved from a single tree…”

Ibn Battuta

Ibn Battuta

Ar-Rihla, or, Riḥlah (الرحلة, literally “Journey”) is a Classical Arabic term of a quest, with connotations of a voyage undertaken for the sake of divine knowledge of Islam. It is also a form of travel literature based upon the experiences of the travelers.

The best known Rihla manuscript is “A Gift to Those Who Contemplate the Wonders of Cities and the Marvels of Travelling”), or simply referred to as (رحلة ابن بطوطة Riḥlat Ibn Baṭūṭah, “Journey of Ibn Battuta”). The Journey of Ibn Battuta is a medieval book which recounts the journey of the 14th-century Moroccan scholar and traveler Ibn Battuta.

Stormy Weather

Waiting for the ferry..lashing down

Waiting for the ferry..lashing down

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Looks calm but the thunder is roaring and lightning flashing

Looks calm but the thunder is roaring and lightning flashing

Cow Strand

Cow Strand

Fire on Sherkin

Fire on the Island

Shadows of the trees

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Into Our Second Module..

A warm sun beaming behind the grassy clifftop and i discover the Golden Samphire

A warm sun beaming behind the grassy clifftop and i discover the Golden Samphire

Leaves

The fallen leaves on my porch, with editing in Photoshop

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A section of day 1’s mark-making and Photoshop adjustments

First Week of my BA in Visual Art on Sherkin

View Near Cape

New fridge came today with a lot of polystyrene so i used little pieces of it to make stamps and, with black paint, created this composition of the view near Cape

Day 1 Mark-Making

Day 1 Mark Making – Black ink and a small feather

Distant Island

Distant Island – A simple piece which came about by itself

Four Birds

A background which came about from our tonal exercise, and some gulls flying in the air.. Lying down on the grassy patch at Sherkin Point, i love to look up to the sky and watch the birds flying above me

Silver Strand View

A charcoal piece showing the view on a moonlit evening at Silver Strand

Simple outline drawing of the rocky islands by Cape and a bird in the sky

Simple outline drawing of the rocky islands by Cape and a bird in the sky