I wrote a list of the words that I was going to use and the best technique to portray them last night.
A fresh day and I think a fresh eye for completing this section.
Having laid out all the materials I need - there is barely space to experiment - good job there is floor space too!
Fast: Smooth cartridge paper, red felt pen.
Slow: Waercolour paper, soft pastel.
Happy: Smooth cartridge paper, pink soft pastel.
Sad: Smooth cartridge paper, fine stick of charcoal.
Sensuous: Watercolour paper, thick stick of charcoal.
Hard: Smooth cartridge paper, black felt tip pen.
Soft: Smooth cartridge paper, paynes grey watercolour paint.
Delicate: Smooth cartridge paper, watercolour paint.
Sharp: Smooth cartridge paper, black calligraphy ink.
Smooth: Smoth cartridge paper, pencil crayons.
Bumpy: Cartridge paper, undiluted watercolour paint.
Some of the techniques that had produced beautiful results the night before lost their 'immediacy' when trying to re-create them - my sponging became blotchy rather than delicate. I had to re-try some of the techniques out on different papers - sometimes a lower quality paper worked better, at least it did when I was using wet paper and pastels.
But.... with time, trial and error I completed the task - and yes some of my ideas had changed along the way. The 'sharp' exercise I had intended to use a medium stick of charcoal on cartridge paper, this changed on the day to smooth cartridge paper, black calligraphy ink applied with a stick. A fresh eye meant a fresh idea.
Conversely some ideas I stayed with. The 'fast' exercise I intended and used felt tips and smooth paper, it was the best use of materials for the word.
I feel good that I have completed this exercise and not left part of it to finish later - would I have ever come back to it?
I think I spent a long time on this section, so it feels like it has been hard work.
Conclusion - hard work over, can now look forward to completing the next part!
The finished pages of this exercise:
|Sensuous, soft, smooth, happy and sad|
|Bumpy, sharp, slow, hard, fast and delicate.|