Exercise: Detailed Studies
… Explore all of the features of your subjects in detail. Alternatively, could you present these objects in a simplified or less focussed way? Beware of sentimental or fussy elements.
As I have narrowed down my composition to a specific sections of the gates with a back drop of receding trees, bushes and foliage, I will be relying on enlarging all aspects to at least an A2 scale. This means the details of the mechanics and the natural forms will be important regardless of the expressive nature of the treatments and techniques I hope to use. I have tried to make studies from differing angles to help me understand the three dimensions, shapes and forms. The pencil drawings assisted with this and the limited palette colour studies aided the tonal considerations.
Now, and before I begin the final piece, I want to fully explore colours, textures, materials, tools and mark making options to decide on the overall style and atmosphere I want to achieve.