Sara Fairfax

natural forms year 8 project

This was a warm up project for imaginative painting. The initial focus here was on learning about tertiary colours, the subtle tones in natural objects that require fine colour mixing skills combined with obsservation of form, pattern and texture. As the 16th Century scientist Robert Hooke discovered through the microscope that there are worlds within worlds. What you see here are the peliminary studies to a further project that explored surrealist imaginative painting of playiing with scale and juxtapostion of incongruece elements. The humble natural object becomes a cave, a world or a landscape, created by the imagination that poses possibilities of a different realities.