Two OCA tutors, Emma Drye and David Winning were recently in the office and we filmed them talking about one of David’s students (Iwona Barltrop) who had just finished her Painting 1 course. I think the video really helps explain how important it is to retain vitality in your work for it to be successful. David thinks she has lots of potential, and this video shows just what she needs to do to get there. Her work is good and with a few extra steps could be excellent.
Does anyone else have the problem of maintaining the freshness of studies in the final work? I do. I feel much more free flowing and uninhibited in the work I do in sketchbooks, and its hard to carry that across to finished paintings because I am more self conscious about final work. This video has really helped me understand what I might need to do to bring vigour into my paintings.
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