Wednesday 27 June 2012

Harding House Gallery - Pen & Ink

This is the beginnings of a new painting I've begun work on, it's of the Harding House Gallery on Lincoln's wonderful Steep Hill. It's only in the dip pen and ink stages at the moment, but will soon reflect the other paintings below. I'm just deciding on the colour pallet, then it's time to paint. I want this one to feel vibrant and exciting, reflecting the work in the Gallery itself. It showcases the work of some of Lincoln's most talented contemporary artists, from painters, to glass artists, to ceramic artists, to metal workers. It's a very exciting gallery to be a part of. Hopefully this one will be complete by tomorrow night... hopefully!

Sunday 3 June 2012

The Not-So-Haunted House - colour pallet

This week I've been playing with different colour pallets for my story 'The Not-So-Haunted House'. I'm in the process of re-writing it at the moment, (with a little help from one of my tutors from the MA course, he's really helping sort out the narrative), I just need to decide how the whole thing is going to look and feel. Rosie, the protagonist, is frightened of the appearance of the house at first. But her mother reassures her there is nothing to be frightened of, and begins to point out the charm of the house. So it needs to work both as scary, and charming. 

At first, she may just see the shadows that the house creates, but when her mother reveals what the objects are that are creating the shadows (little birds on the roof, squirrels in the trees, a delightful postbox), she begins too rest at ease. Well, until she enters the house that is...

So, I need the pallet to work well as a shadow effect as there's going to be a lot of them.