P38 – Project Still Life – Exercise – Observing Negative Space

For this exercise I used five vases which had similar curves, as in the initial information for this project there was the suggestion: “Repetition of shape, colour or theme helps to bind the composition together.”

I followed the instructions for this exercise twice, firstly with willow charcoal, where I drew the objects themselves, and secondly with the goose quill and ink.

Five Vases in Charcoal

Five Vases in Ink with Quill

I then followed the instruction for the second part of the exercise using a fine liner pen.

Five Vases in Fine Liner Pen

When I first saw this exercise it rang a bell. Looking at the photographs I took on a recent holiday to Norway, I realised it was a diptych I’d seen in Bergen Art Museum.

Five Doctors and Five Undertakers by Steinar Jakobsen

[This my image so NOT to be used by Bridgeman Education!]


About notes to the milkman

I'm a printmaker based in the North West of England, living in Bolton and printing at Hot Bed Press in Salford. Please visit my website johnpindararts.weebly.com
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