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Holly Sophia Julia CUNLIFFE
Course: Painting and Drawing
Program: One-Year Course
Period: Sep. 2, 2019 - Apr. 24, 2020
Feb. 04, 2020 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , Student Reporter | Tags:Holly Sophia Julia Cunliffe, Painting and Drawing | Language:
Reporter: Holly Sophia Julia CUNLIFFE | Course: Painting and Drawing
Monday 9th September
After the weekend I was feeling ill, so I wasn’t feeling up to drawing, I soldiered on anyway and went to class. I practised drawing from a self-portrait of Raphael, observing techniques used by the artist.
I didn’t feel too confident about this piece. Therefore, I decided I would tackle it again tomorrow, after a few honey and lemons and a good night’s rest.
Tuesday 10th September
For independent study day, I got up early and decided to attempt the Raphael portrait again. In the afternoon, I went to the art supply shop to collect my paints and brushes for Thursday’s lesson, then some food shopping.
Wednesday 11th September
I had a drawing class in the morning, followed by Art theory. I enjoyed the first lesson and got to grips with the techniques and skills of drawing a face. I used the sanguine pencil again to get used to the change from a lead pencil and decided to observe a side on portrait with lots of dark shading along the face.
Art theory was interesting; I found this session to be beneficial with learning more about artists such as Leonardo and Michelangelo. In particular, I found the links with the royal family and the Medici family interesting. Following from these two sessions, I decided to go to treat myself to a sandwich at All Antico, with some other classmates and sat around the riverfront.
Then we went to a jazz festival
Thursday 12th September
The morning painting class was good, learnt new techniques and a different approach to painting, going back to the necessary skills. I found this useful to build up a higher skill point. After class today, I was drained, so I decided to go to the library to see if there were any books on drawing techniques for the anatomy of the face and body. Then I decided to write up my notes from yesterday’s theory lesson.
Friday 13th September
As a group we went on an art visit to Chiesa di Santa Trinita, I found this very informative and enjoyed learning about the history of the church and its Frescos. After this I decided to go for a walk and explore the city more then headed home for a nap.
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