The current Year 11 class has been exploring the theme of ‘Up Close and Personal’ through the medium of the Portrait and have proven we have some very talented young artists in our midst.
Students have been examining the work of portrait artists Ben Quilty and Joy Hester and their expressive style when painting faces. They chose a portrait to imitate, recreated it using the projector, then used charcoal to create deep shadows. White Conte chalk was then applied to create contrast, with pops of colour thrown in to make the eyes ‘pop’.
The final touch was coloured ink splatters applied so that they ran down the face, creating a strong visual impact. The results are exceptional!