Day 3 interrogating the real

I created two complete opposite paintings using the strange hand filtered photographs. One was a portrait of my Grandam, the paint was thin and translucent capturing the grit naturally left on the board. The weathered surface lended itself greatly as it emphasised this nostalgic old effect of the original photograph, I focused on the colours having a warm tone with contrasting blue shadows. The other painting was a thick dense oil painting reflecting the organic obscure forms created by the circular viewfinder. It, for me was less successful as i think the photograph itself was interesting enough and didn't translate very well into a painting. I'm therefore going to focus on some of the other looser photographs to reference artist Wendelin Wohlgemuth

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