FormulaDontWork
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Hello, how much are we meant to write about the art work in the GCSE portfolio?
Need to write about the painting and drawing, but what needs to be said?

Do we need to explain the reason we drew the particular picture?

Example: You're looking at your oil painting of a forest


Are you meant to write:

1. The painting is made with the medium of oil

2. The painting shows a forest to symbolise the enviroment or nature

3. The right hand side of the bushes have been painted a lighter shade of green because the leaves are reflecting sunlight

4. The bush has been painted dark green in the centre because there is a large volume of leaves in the middle of the bush compared to the edges

5. The grass blades have been painted with upward strokes so that the paint is thinner at the top of the grass blade

6. The water in the pond has horizontal strokes to make the effect of ripples and give the pond the illusion of horizontal width

etc ..... waffle waffle


WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY IS : do we point out to the examiner exactly what we're doing and thinking in the painting JUST IN CASE they can't see it instantly?

So which one of the six points above are important? I've been told just point 1. needs to be said. But I think all six points are important. Please advise
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I always wrote about what i used and why i've done it, honestly speaking with you depending on the exam board (i did aqa) i did not write alot of stuff in regards to my work, i don't think it's that important at GCSE but those two points i think you should include. I only annotated about 4 of my pieces.
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I always wrote about what i used and why i've done it
So just points 1. and 2. show above?

Just thought if the drawing is not obviously good, the examiner can see a reason why brush stokes etc are are way they are by a good write up
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(Original post by FormulaDontWork)
So just points 1. and 2. show above?

Just thought if the drawing is not obviously good, the examiner can see a reason why brush stokes etc are are way they are by a good write up
If you think that way then maybe give a detailed explanation, i personally wouldn't and didn't since GCSE art is more about techniques and application, it's when you get to A level you need to give more in depth explanations
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