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A specifically interesting article was found. It talked about the landscape identity after a catastrophic forest fire in Sweden. The topic is intriguing. The result indicates the more interaction conducted with the landscape, stronger the sense of identity will be developed. However the case seemed to be too specific, therefore it needs cohesion in order […]

Movie Battle on Shangganling Mountain tells the story of a bitter victory after days of the bloody clash on Triangle Hill in the Korea War. The interlude song “A Big River” (which is also called My Motherland, but I believe this translation is a little bit aggressive) was very famous since its release in the 50s. Often being […]

Irrelevant but worth talking about:My series of doodles was requested to engage in mental recovery therapy service of Shaoxing’s No.7 Hospital. I am glad that my work could actually benefit society and fulfilling my social responsibility as an artist. Although I am a bit confused about how come those academic works were significantly less appreciated. […]

It is quite a common sense that a distinctive perspective or value could result in a peculiar interpretation. But I noticed a relatively unusual example at the beginning of this week. In 1999, a Russian novel The Last Ringbearer narrated the legendary story of The Lord of the Rings in the perspective of the Dark […]

Most recently I gained inspiration from famous sculptor Barbara Hepworth’s work and Constructivist Naum Gabo, and produced a little craft called Wave Form, then follows a series of little sculptures called Sail Forms. The lockdown significantly restricted the useable amount of Cornish salt, which should have been manually extracted and taken back to London. I […]

Week 36 began with continuous experiments of salting natural objects. The dryness of the air and early summer temperature arranged a suitable environment for drying flowers. Also, in order to support local business in this particularly difficult time, I picked some roses from a local flora shop.  This work is named Salted Confessor. It was […]

The major interest of this week is in making reflective surfaces on those salted crafts. Glistening waves that illuminated by light shines through the rifts in the clouds fascinated me as I always adore the landscape rendered in the air with high transparency. Randomly placed items on the window sill reminded me to think of […]

A Brief Discussing Regarding the Lost of Cornish Identity  Art Colonies on Penwith Peninsula and Their Substantial Impact  The article briefly introduced the establishment of Cornish identity since the establishment of art colonies in Penwith peninsula. It argues that Cornwall is still in a primitive stage of reclaiming its voice as well as political demands […]

Experiments with materiality went on this week. Technical problems still are a major concern. My accommodation cannot provide a sufficient space where I can increase the size of the practice. I can now make the sea salt crystallise on the specific surface, but still failing to control its shape and size.  I did successfully made […]

It Rains in Mount’s Bay Today is a series of watercolour painting about heavy foggy rain on various perspective points from Newlyn to Marazion. It emphasis the deceive position of mother nature in a typical Cornish rainy scene. Individual paintings demonstrate a different stage of a winter rain. Some of these images are purely watercolour […]

Most of the physical practice were experiments of placing figures in the landscape. I intended to create neutral objects that represent the real relationship between human and nature. While celebrating the preponderant power of nature, I would like to highlight the spiritual and cultural creations of human, which ultimately, are still the outcomes of nature. […]

Random thought: How are you going to depict Cornish landscape? The phase historians use to talk about indigenous painters like Alfred Wallis and Peter Lanyon is always interesting. The often introduces these artists produced landscapes that only Cornish people would understand. Thus, whether I can process the landscape as one of the local individuals still […]

Leon Dabo was a tonalist landscape painter. He did not start to painting landscape until the 20th Century. His painting was not reputable before appreciations from Edmond Aman-Jean was earned. Majorly, he worked landscapes around the Hudson Valley. His style is to create a vacant speciousness under an overall tone that decorated by scattered light. […]

I took an experimental step in this week’s physical practice. I destroy one of the previous work after recognising “outsider’s perspective” may have a substantial impact on Cornwall’s landscape. It is quite logical to maintain what attracted those up-country artists and visitors if the county has the interest to keep its third industry healthy. I […]

British Art Colony by Sea P48 “It is difficult in general to say a great deal about these more orthodox paintings —— even the painter themselves make very little commentary on their work. The simple reason for this is that everything is so immediately understandable; we have grown up in a world where until now, […]

Helene Schjerfbeck, 1862 – 1946 Penleehouse.org.uk. (2020). Helene Schjerfbeck – Newlyn School of Artists – Penlee House Gallery and Museum Penzance Cornwall UK. [online] Available at: https://www.penleehouse.org.uk/artists/helene-schjerfbeck [Accessed 9 Mar. 2020].  Oil on wood. 33 x 42 cm. Private collection; photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen Bilio: Schjerfbeck, H. (1887). View of St.Ives. [Oil on Wood] Helsinki: Private […]

Some thoughts from 2nd Feb’s seminar given by Mr Mark Fairninton were finally organised. Subjective Manipulation Subjective Manipulation is the process of over-lay the painkter’s own ideas/understanding/emotional recognition on the model; generally it is a quite private process in which the artist may demonstrate the wildest processes that not ready to be displayed publicly. The […]

Expansion on the look list: 1. Fox, Caroline. 1993. Stanhope Forbes and the Newlyn School by Carolin Fox, 1993. 759.2 FOR, Wimbledon. 2. Fox, Caroline, Green acre, Francis, 1979. Artists from Newlyn School, 1880 – 1990. [Catalogue of] an Exhibition Organised by Newlyn Orion Galleries. 709.41090348 ART, Chelsea. 3. Hardie, Melissa. 1995. 100 years in […]

Despite the fact that it was relatively narrowed, “to produce Cornish landscape in the Hudson River School’s idealised landscape” is barely close to the essence of this question. Mr Mark Fairninton suggested me to challenge the development of regional identity. Thus, the research question soon changed to “How images of a specific landscape can be […]

I was genuinely intrigued by the idea of “idealised landscape” among the Hudson River School and its contemporaneous art movements like Barbizon School, Newlyn School, etc. Noticing these movements was a trail-following of the previous statement regarding “the anxiety over advancement”. To my understanding, one of the movements the substantially influenced these art styles, the […]

This week started with two attempts of experimental edit of the previous proposal writing. The current outcome introduced a possible perspective which is to narrow the investigation in the field of painting solo.  The Anxiety of Painting The liberation of productivity pushed the advancement of era, granted more possibilities to our society. Especially the application […]

The theme of the current stage is exploring the connection between landscape, culture and identity. With a specific interest in Penwith Peninsula, I have been working on Cornish landscapes to discuss whether there is a context in which outside visitors can be recognised “capable of picturing the true essence of the landscape that only indigenous […]

While the first unit and the feedback week ran to its end, it would be wise to start working on Unit 2 despite the fact that it has not been briefed yet.  It is hard to ignore the fact that the most galleries in western Cornwall refuse to accept works except from “Cornish Artists”. The […]

A briefed outline of a research direction has been shaped during this week. I understand a lot of work is required to narrow it down so I can focus on a specific case, yet I still decided to picture the core idea behind the project: to find a pattern of the development of a culture.  […]

The week has been spent on preparing the presentation. It can be quite tricky to convert the symposium into a version suitable for verbal introduction in 10 minutes. The proportion of explanation of the physical work and research outcome should be balanced, as for as I concern. Although the first plan was to talk about […]

Painting process finished on this week precisely. These works were scanned and edited to recover its original colour on Photoshop, then uploaded to the InDesign file.  I never thought I will experience difficulties from scanning. However, the dirty screen of A3 scanner’s in Camberwell’s library really made me struggled for a period. I tried the […]

I cannot tell whether it was good or not. I gave up the “social” in the three S concept and selected to focus on “study” and “sleep”. The last one is now very likely to be ditched away as well. Anyway, happy new year! I am happily announcing that the Spanish part of the book […]

In Reflective Journal Week 2, I wrote about the Chinese people’s obsession with the ownership of a piece of land. “I guess my nostalgia feeling regarding the “second hometown” may be related to the generic desire of Chinese people: the obsession of owning a piece of land that he/she truly belongs to. Chinese people usually […]

From Zuheros to Cuckmere was produced as the outcome of the first unit of my study in Camberwell College of Art. The project consists of two parts: the realistic and luxury landscapes of southern Spain, Un Verano en Andalucía; and the playful, elegent scenes of Southdowns, England. Paintings were composited in two versions of illustration […]

The major contribution of the week was the confirmation on technical parameters of book designs. According to the previous plan, I have designed two formats, Royale and a customised for the commercial-style illustration book. Also, the format of the artist book was confirmed. Both plans’ feasibility was proved by crafting and experimenting. However, the efficiency […]

The pop-up show was fine. I missed the opening talk and the toast; I was busy running down block A, consulting tutors of printmaking, graphic design and illustration regarding the technical issue of saddle stitch. There is a converter came with the latest version of Adobe InDesign, I have tried and all apparently it requires […]

There will be a group crit on this week as the only chance to seek professional assistance for the first unit. I have stocked up a sufficient amount of work to show during the presentation; however, the writing will not be ready until the pop-up show. I have been framing and mounting my works, trying […]

Week 9, and very likely the following week will reduce my attendance to an extremely low result. A pop-up show will be arranged in two weeks, and the Christmas holiday will deny access to campus facilities until January. I will need to work out writings in these two weeks until I push this project to […]

A fascinating opportunity was given to visit Mark Fairnington’s workspace in East London. His work and statements regarding his preference of a realistic painting style as partly a landscape painter, I also found it fascinating that hot beverages and sweater can help a painter to survive in a huge room without a radiator. The mystery […]

The week started with producing a basic preparation if the human figure will be added into the project. The character design finished quickly, and the scene in the background was chosen and sketched.  I specifically looked into works of Steve Hanks for gorgeous, naturally composited female figures. Works of Jacob Schikaneder and Abbott Fuller Graves […]

After a week and a half, the second individual work of the project was finished. I further developed the washing technique on my watercolour to create a blurred layer. The etching course of the printmaking workshop was on Thursday. I started working on the design at the beginning of the week. Considering the preciseness and […]

The last weekend was spent on pushing the deadline of proposal submission. I have to admit that I do miss stay up all night studying. Can be back to college is awesome. Here I attached the proposal below. A briefed discussion about general patterns of how landscape paintings work as a carrier of artists’ emotions, […]

One of the major outcomes of the fourth week was the essential supports of the determination of producing a book. I have decided to demonstrate the distinctiveness of the two regions through comparison. The specific method would be arranging them in a particular order. As I have decided it will be a nonlinear sequence, I […]

The first group crit revealed severe problems. After installing works on the wall, on the first glaze, they looked beautiful; however, any closer look at the presentation may found the lack of connections between individual works to each other. Without being reasonably organised, it is hard to form a powerful statement from works to support […]

Developments envisaged in the previous week started the second week in Camberwell. While working on new pieces with a stable efficiency, I can’t help to notice there are only two days away from the official briefing of the first unit. Also, the very first crit is only ten days from now. I have been experimenting […]

Reflective Journal Week 1, 29 Sept – 5 Oct, 2019 Although the very first project has not been briefed yet, there is no reason to pause producing paintings. Also, I was instructed to prepare a 1 min presentation and a Pecha-Kucha talk by 9th Oct. So the reflective journal this week will contain general content […]

After collecting a small, however sufficient amount of resource which allows initiating further experiment, I decided that the aim of the second week would be settling down the style of painting for Project 1. So I sneaked into Chelsea’s library before enrolment time. Surprisingly, neither Camberwell and Chelsea’s gate can stop me — what’s the […]

Reflective Journal Week 00, 15 Sept – 21 Sept, 2019 In the spirit of learning, I initiated journalising on the day I arrived in London. Please be advised journal labelled as “week one” should be the first one when the semester officially starts. Before settling down the core idea and the theoretical direction, I guessed […]