I am a student on the OCA BA Painting degree. This is my learning log for Practice of Painting 1. The learning log for my last course, Drawing 1, is here. 

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Part 5. Personal Project: Darkness

The instructions for this Part ask you to review your progress in the course: “reviewing what you’ve achieved so far and reflecting on which projects you’ve enjoyed most. Which tasks have you found the most challenging? What areas require more practice?” I started by reviewing my tutor’s report for Part 4, as I have for…

Assignment 4. Looking Out (Landscape).

I had many ideas about this assignment, but the ultimate decision was to paint the river that I visit every day and painted for the ‘Painting Outside’ exercise. I wanted to try to something in the style of Ivon Hitchens, as explored in the coursework for Part 4, or at least approaching that style. Before…

Part 4. Looking Out.

I like landscapes as a genre. I grew up in the middle of nowhere, and there wasn’t much else to do apart from appreciate it. Exercise. A Review. I saved this exercise until there was hope of going to a gallery exhibition again, and for this I found myself lucky – given that everything is…

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