The acrylic painting below was created by Niamh O (S4) for her National 5 Expressive exam. She studied the theme of facial reconstruction and plastic surgery. Although the plan was to draw marker arrows across her face, she decided to leave the marks off so that it didn’t distract from her colour and tone work on the flesh across the face.
This ‘Work from Home’ comes from Shannon Brewster (‘Hitmonshan’ on Instagram). She created this stylised painting of Notredame in Acrylics. I really like how she’s handled the surrounding houses, the simple but effective line work on the cathedral is the reason why I had to feature this piece. The colour palette is limited but works so well; drawing the viewers’ attention to the golden structure. The sky has a strange wash on it too, I don’t know how it’s done, but I like it.
Shannon reminded me of the blog and made me realise that people still want to visit it (it gets around 1,000 hits a day). So… Just for her and hopefully for the good of all the rest of us. I’ll try to get it up and running again. Keep a look out for new posts.