1 December 2015

Jo's process sketchbook work

these are Jo's amazing samples in her sketchbook of processes
Jo chose three images to work from
she started with an image of another artist's work and used a viewer to focus on a section of it
she chose a piece of work by artist Liz Hough
(at St. Ives School of Painting Porthmeor Studios)

Jo has worked the section in acrylics and the colours and blends are wonderful
and then she went on to work the samples in ...
coloured pencils
torn magazine collage
texture paste and acrylics
texture paste and watercolour
this is the second image Jo chose to work from ...
a landscape at Godrevy, just along the coast from St. Ives
the aim of these exercises is to look closely and focus in on different parts of a photograph
and to express those areas in different media concentrating on tonal values
and looking at textures, shapes and lines
these are some more of Jo's samples
oil pastels
pencil drawings in black and white and colour
using texture paste and recreating the image in torn paper collage
acrylic painting with a palette knife
below Jo created a larger collage
incorporating torn paper, fabric, texture paste and paint on a base of calico
it was then cut into six pieces
each piece treated as a little work of art in it's own right
providing a base for hand and machine embroidery stitches
these are Jo's lovely embroidered pieces below ...
she has created some great texture with her stitches

for the next series of samples exploring tones and amounts of colour
Jo has used a fresh image from which to work
and, again, used her viewer to select a smaller section of her image
(and continuing with our theme of St. Ives)
looking closely at colour ... weaving magazine papers
and selecting paint colours
and making a colour wheel with wrapped yarns in the colour palette

(this is my personal favourite section of soft tones)

so ... I think you can see how we are all exploring the same techniques
but it is wonderful to see how each sketchbook is developing personality
as we progress through the various design processes
*    next - sharing Liz's process sketchbook work