Jennifer Letchet Paintings

My work explores fundamental elements of painting, the relationship between colour and line. I intend my paintings to affect the viewer optically with the illusion of shapes moving and receding. Colour theory is very important to my work. I use specific hues to symbolise ideas or emotions. The contained shapes on canvases seem more like objects than lines. My recent work explores natural and man-made disasters and the impact this has on our environment. I want to record the changing landscape through simplified shapes and colours.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Geometric Wall Drawings

Day 3 - in the Project Space
This is how my work progressed in day 3:


Drawing out Linear Possibility, colouring pencils on paper, 400 x 150 cm

The first (3 dice rolls) and second (4 dice throws) shapes of Layered Possibility, egg tempera paint and graphite on paper, 150 x 150 cm

Progressive Possibility (5 Shapes and 1 Line) , egg tempera paint on paper, 400 x 150 cm.  The shapes get larger and have more sides due to the increase in scale in relation to the increase in dice throws


The next form to Layered Possibility


Linear Possibility (detail)


Two more layers to Layered Possibility



Overall, I think the 3 days I had in the project space were very useful.  I enjoyed working on a larger scale, working quicker (and to a time restriction) and experimenting with different mediums.  I found it particularly helpful in inspiring new ideas and directions for my work to go in.  I think my new style of work, which is quite architectural and has a relationship with space, works better when larger.

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