Selecting three images from my original design ideas board I included variation of shapes for possibilities of flat and raised texture.
The choices: Coral beach, Skye; Broch of Gurness, Orkney; shore line of Mull of Kintyre
As well as the main picture close up views were used as we had done in Chapter 4 of Module 2.
With sketch book in hand the follow results appeared. Selecting an earth tones palette with a touch of green. General warming up marks were made with pastels and pencils before tackling ones specific to images. The pastels were more user friendly and on the textured sketch pad paper shapes and textures appeared. Before making papers decided to look more closely at photos for shapes and colours and placed them on storyboards to focus on when making my marks.
Flat TexturesPrinting with black acrylic on perspex I made a series of papers
The first adventure for texture was with emulsion paint that was imprinted with stamps and card edges. The second adventure was with PVA glue that was 'drawn' and allowed to dry before painting.
Then I decided to...explore! I suddenly wanted to hone in on the beach photo from my header for Module 5 , references 5d and 6 d above and take a close up narrower view. So I cut the shapes, defined by colour and texture blocks, and then had a play with some of the textured papers.
I liked the idea of perhaps flipping it on its side; just as the Moine thrust had done, and playing with the different textures or strata and forming a three dimensional shape but that leads me into Chapter 12 and some trial samples. Before all that have just reviewed all my chapters and collected thoughts on my priorities, helped by Sian's comments, will add this to the TEC list and focus on the task ahead... these words emerged.