Digital colour schemes

colour schemes
D I G I T A L  C O L O U R  S C H E M E S
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P A I N T I N G  P R O C E S S  S H O T

I have never been drawn to digital drawing before as I like being unrestricted by a canvas size and I enjoy the messiness of the creative process. However, no access to the studios due to Covid has resulted in me bringing my messiness home, which with cream carpets isn’t a very good combination! When deciding on colour schemes I always mix lots of different colour variations until I find a combination I am happy with. To avoid the messiness, I thought I would try my partners iPad, so I downloaded the AdobeSketch app and started experimenting. It is such a good alternative –  the process is quicker, you can make as many mistakes as you want and it is mess free!

I have put an image of my digital drawing alongside a process shot of me painting so you can see how the digital sketch translated onto the sculpture!

The process of making tiles

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G L A Z E D  A N D  R E A D Y  F O R  T H E  S E C O N D  F I R I N G
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G L A Z E D  A N D  R E A D Y  F O R  T H E  II  F I R I N G
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G L A Z E D  A N D  R E A D Y  F O R  T H E  II  F I R I N G

A collection of my newest hand painted ceramic tiles which are awaiting to be fired. They explore different glaze colour combinations and patterns! I am really excited to see how these will turn out. For those who aren’t familiar with the process, these tiles above are hand built and then left to dry completely before bisque firing (the first firing). The work is then ready to glaze. Unfired, the glazes look muted and pastel colours, however when they are fired for the second time, they turn rich and vibrant in colour. The transformation is truly amazing!

Keep a look out for when they have been fired and see how they change!

ABF Review…

This has been by far the busiest week since starting the ABF programme, with the fellowship review on Thursday, the CVAN takeover Monday – Saturday and lectures to the third year students…it has been non-stop! It was great to put the sculptures and paintings into a gallery setting and give the work space to be observed individually. The experience made me aware of how the ‘multiplicity’ aesthetic is incredibly poignant to my work as I felt due to the vastness of the space, there was an unwelcoming spareness within the installation set-up. It also really told a story of both how myself and Grace have developed over the last 6 months! For myself I feel I have really developed my ceramic process, skills and glaze knowledge, I hope the next 6 months brings lots more development!

The lecture to the third years went well! It felt quite strange talking about my own practice for half an hour, I had the worlds driest mouth by the end of it! We had a lot of positive feedback though and I will be giving the same lecture to the first years next week!  

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Artist Benevolent Fund Review 
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Artist Benevolent Fund Review 
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Artist Benevolent Fund Review 
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Artist Benevolent Fund Review

Milton Keynes Exhibition

Exhibition Prep

The majority of this week has been spent preparing for the Milton Keynes exhibition. Due to this year being the first year of the fellowship, we have been struggling to get a license for Photoshop. However, this has been a blessing in disguise because I have found a free software called Gimp which has basic tools to edit images. Although the software is more long winded and quite difficult to get used to, it saves the cost of purchasing a license in the following year after the fellowship.

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Milton Keynes Exhibition 

I decided to design and create a poster to promote the exhibition. I also created a small leaflet to go alongside the exhibition. This had some drawing and colouring exercises in there for the patients, staff and visitors, with information about the artist and purchasing artwork. I included drawing exercises as a tool to provide a moment of distraction away from problems and to promote the importance of mindfulness which can be achieved through drawing.

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Exhibition leaflet

The prints themselves were printed at a family printing company, I try to source my materials locally to support smaller businesses. I was really happy with the product, they had a highly professional finish! The prints are now available to purchase through my website: https://emilyhett.co.uk/shop/limited-edition-prints/