This exhibition compares the work of David Hockney with that of his inspiration, Vincent van Gogh. Below are examples from the catalogue.
|Hockney: The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate 2011 |
oil on 32 canvases 365.8 x 975.4 cm
|van Gogh: Undergrowth with Two Figures 1890|
oil on canvas 49.5 x 99.7 cm
|Hockney: Woldgate Vista 2005|
oil on canvas 61 x 91.4 cm
|van Gogh: The Harvest 1888|
oil on canvas 73.4 x 91.8 cm
|Hockney: Yorkshire April 04|
pencil, ink & watercolour in sketch book [double] pages 14.6 x 41.9
We discussed selected images from the catalogue and considered the similarities between the artists' paintings.
We looked at the images of Hockney's sketch books to get a feel of how sketch books could be used using a variety of media.
We looked at a specific approach to using water-soluble coloured pencils.
Then using landscape images from a book as a starting point, we...
- outlined the main shapes in pencil
- added blocks of colour, making marks in the direction of the vegetation, rocks, water etc (dry on dry)
- wet the colour with brush and water
- reworked dry on wet
The lovely drawings are below.