Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Session three

In our third session we were each given a word and split into groups according to our word. Baring in mind that we 'couldn't be wrong' we drew shapes that represented our word using colours which represented our word. This gave me the perfect chance to use some of the glittery paper :)
Once everyone had drawn their shapes, be they images of objects or just random shapes, we combined them to make a collage of images which all related to the painting the word came from.
I thought it was very interesting with out groups piece in particular that the colours on the collage were similar to those in the painting. This showed that colours can give off a mood the same way words do. With that in mind I think it's really important that we think about what colours we use when we make our final piece, whatever it is, so that it gives off the feeling that we intended.

Talking of final pieces I really liked the idea of what someone said about the stained glass window. I don't know if this would be possible in any way but I think it could be really effective, especially if it wasn't up against a wall and instead you could walk around it or maybe project light through it in some way.... Just an idea!

After this we combined our objects which we bought in from the word that most inspired us from the week before. Each table then drew and painted what we saw. We could use any colours however i used the colours that i saw. It was nice to paint as i think its a really good way to be expressive and show ideas in an effective way. I also really love using gouache paints :)
A friend of mine drew a snake. I asked her why and she said the colours of the objects in front of us inspired her to paint it the colours she did. Again I found this really interesting that two things so different could be connected by just the use of colour!

Twinkle X


Zippy said...

i agree. i belive that many people were inspired and have alot to say on the matter...
i was thinking maybe a puzzle? i heard they are quite a catch.. i think that maybe i will have to consolodate with my friend on this though.. id liek to know how she feels. but as far as i know shes pretty happy about evrything and all things <3

Louise Atkinson said...

I'm curious to know what you mean by puzzle. I think it's a great idea and a good way to get visitors engaged if they are able to interact with your work. How do you see it looking?