Jenny had encouraged us to take photocopies and change the scale. In doing this, I thought it might look a bit more interesting with larger figures in the foreground. I therefore increased the scale of the figures to make a different picture. This of course meant I had to change the scale of the lighthouse for the picture to make visual sense. So it ended up like this.
Back in my studio, I decided to have a go at painting the scene with the larger figures, but I was not certain about putting figures into a picture like this. What do the figures signify? Surely there should be some deeper meaning or symbolism to figures to make the picture interesting? I thought then I would put one figure and a ghostly figure, and so it ended up looking like this.
|Looking out to sea|
I did another version of this Newhaven view...without figures. However I was trying to do something clever with the lighthouse. So that ended up first of all looking like this.
Now, I didn't think this worked at all, and so I tidied up the lighthouse. I also managed to shrink it significantly and so now the scene no longer looks like Newhaven.
|Lighthouse and Church|