WATER

My photography as initial inspiration for my water project

INITIAL INSPIRATION

From my images, I was inspired by the movement of light and the distorted proportions of the body. Initially, I explored these ideas through collage and drawings. For this project, artists such as Brice Marden and David Hockney played a role in my inspiration.

 Colour pencil drawings inspired by my collaged images

Drawings created inspired from my collaged images

Further developmental drawings from my own images exploring the effects of  different marks and materials

EXPLORING WATER SURFACES THROUGH COLLAGED PRINTS

Collage of gel pad prints

A collection of collaged prints inspired by the surface of water

Stencils cut from prints and the projection of light

ETCHINGS

After creating several drawings experimenting with different marks, materials and colours, I wanted to experiment with a different technique. I created an etching and explored the idea of making a print from an etching for my final piece. 

Etching printed onto white paper

Etching printed onto a background background painted with acrylic inks

Lukas Floating, 120x80cm

WET ON WET TECHNIQUE

Using acrylic inks, I experimented with the wet on wet technique. Varying the size of the brush, the amount of water and inks, I was able to create a variety of effects. I used cling film to create a marbled effect that reminded me of water. I also used a hairdryer to direct the movent of ink creating another visual impact.

Sketchbook page developing wet on wet technique

FINAL COMPOSITION

Striped vs Stripped, 124x156cm

© 2020 by Amara Jenkins