Research point – Odilon Redon

Having looked through numerous drawings and lithographs done by Odilon Redon I have really been struck by the effectiveness of contrasting tone and it’s placement in Redon’s work.  The tones have the effect of creating sultry, moody, or mysterious atmospheres and at times have also been used to disturb the viewer. The dark areas give the…

Study Visit – 21.3.15 Renato Guttuso

This was my first OCA study visit and I wasn’t prepared for just how much knowledge I would gain and what fun I would have! Jim Cowan and his wife Claire lead the day and it was incredibly informative and inspiring.  It was really helpful to have each room of the Estorick Gallery put into…

Life Drawing 6.3.15

I am lucky enough to attend monthly life drawing classes with Karen Iredale-Lucas at a local paper mill. (www.kareniredalelucas.com).  This week we were using drawings by artists such as Anthony Williams as inspiration for our work – there was a lot of marking out and measuring in the work Karen had given us to look…