Preparing Paintings

I prepared my paintings by painting the background and priming with light purple acrylic paint. I wanted to use acrylic for the background because of its fast drying properties compared to oil paint. I find it’s easier to mix large amounts of it because it’s water-based and less dense. To sketch out my reference images … More Preparing Paintings

Previous Work

My previous project is what is influencing this project the most. I felt that it was the strongest body of work I’ve created so far and I wanted to use this project to essentially continue my practice in the last and try to develop the idea. The last project was a series of three self-portraits … More Previous Work

Surface Material

I considered using un-stretched canvas for my final paintings because I wanted to try something new but still have a primed canvas basis for my paintings. Another reason for this was that I was concerned about time and I wanted to be able to quickly prepare my surface material so that I could spend more … More Surface Material

Colour Tests

Since I decided that I would use a lilac/shade of purple for my background I wanted to do some colour tests to decide what shade I’d prefer to use before I began painting. The sample in which I used more blue than red appeared darker and cooler and although it was a nice shade I … More Colour Tests

Justin Ogilvie

Justin Ogilvie is a figurative painter that uses multiple mediums and textures to build up the depth and tactility of his work. These mediums include oil paint, coloured pencils and pastels. His work is both representational and abstract; his figures appear semi-transparent and melting into the more abstract washes of colour. His earthy palettes and … More Justin Ogilvie