Well the first couple of interviews have been published now! So I will put one up every other day now. Got more photos to get of peoples dogs and waiting on some questionnaires to come back yet. However, its got going at last! The first interview was done last September! Along the way I have also been asked to take dog portraits aswell so I have had some lovely times. But now I can concentrate on my next project now.
The exhibition at the Beacon in Whitehaven in Autumn with Blue Tarn. The title is Illumination and I have decided to make new work that is relevant to the area. I have been up there a couple of times to take photos and do sketches. At the moment I am concentrating on cloud formation and reflections in water. Light and shade. Once I get these small sketches and mixed media pieces going it will hopefully inform larger pieces using obvious landmarks. I am thinking of making sketches using thread of the clouds and water as if they were pencil marks.
I have took the colour out of some photos to see how this may work. It will help me concentrate just on the light and shadows hopefully.
In this shot the foreground is too busy but I like the fluffy clouds with shadow.
Not a great photo it has been heavily cropped from something else but I do like the texture of the sand and the light playing on the ridges. Same with the one below of the sea, very cropped so detail is lost but the light sparkling on the water is magical.
I want to add texture and was looking for unique marks in stone and buildings like the sea wall.
Or this old quay side building which appears to be an old watch tower of some kind.
So from these initial photos I will get cracking with some thread sketches and see how that goes and what ideas spring from there.