Works of art, photography and poetry.
Copyright 2009. Jsg Creations/Jsj Creations. All Rights Reserved. All photos, text and artwork are the property of Jsj Creations. Please do not copy, reproduce or use without permission.
This is my first abstract work of 2010. Each one has been sourced from my own photographs and art. I am hoping to produce stunning art as colourful and dynamic as it can possibly be in this year and many years to follow.
The first image incorporates a collage using photographs of my son and a photograph taken of the wintry weather we have been experiencing here in United Kingdom.
The second image incorporates a collage of mixed media art and two separate photographs. The text Reflection runs along the centre of the image in bold lettering. I have also added the word "shine" to the picture as an indication of what I intended the image and overall vision to depict and emphasise.
"Bleeding Hearts" - This image reminds me of one of my favourite flowers. The colour combination of red and green contribute to the overall suggestion of freshness with a hint of fire.
"Cascading Colour" - Using different colours, I have achieved a softer look on the same image. Yellow being the most prominent colour gives a completely different feel to the resulting image.
"Black Leaves" - The source for this image is the same as with "Cascading Colour" and "Bleeding Hearts".
The image was sourced from an original "enchanted garden" mural I have designed and painted on my bedroom walls. The mural, which covers three walls, has been a great source for many pieces of art I have produced.
"Cain" - I originally sketched a picture of my youngest son. I then took a picture of it with my digital camera and downloaded it onto my laptop. I was then able to work some tech magic to produce this wonderful mixed media abstract image.
"Colour Infusion" - Originated using the same source as "Cain". Using mixed media, the finished image is strikingly different. The soft collaboration of pink and purple are challenged by the onset of the black.
Although I try not to use too many recognised colour combinations, the marrying of certain colours can not always be avoided when striving to reach aesthetically pleasing images.
A few days ago my son and I spent a lovely afternoon by a local stream. It was pleasantly warm with a light, cooling breeze and I was pleased to have taken my camera along with us.
Out of shot, children played noisily in the trickle of water, excitedly enjoying splashing in the clear stream water.
Some children had brought along a tiny dinghy and joyfully floated and bobbled along in the shallow water amid screams of delight. Mothers sat on nearby patches of grass chatting to friends, whilst keeping an eye on their playful children.
In an adjoining field cows munched lazily on trampled green grass, only occasionally raising their heads to see where the noise was coming from, then nonchalantly returning to their natural feast.
My son and his friends happily waded in the cool water dangling and sweeping their nets in the hope of catching some fish. Many tiny stones and small pieces of grit were lifted excitedly out of the sparkling water as their hopes were raised, only to be discarded back into the stream once the contents were discovered.
A peaceful paradise hidden behind hedgerows for children and parents to form and create enchanting memories of a warm summers day.
It was an idyllic setting for an afternoon of summer freedom and frivolity for the children. A glorious time was had by all.
Memories were made for children to remember forever.
One of the loves of my life has passed away, no longer to walk among the living. As I have written in my autobiography, Michael Jackson was a constant in my early life and remained so throughout my childhood, adolescence and into an adulthood littered with many traumatic times and experiences.
It is extremely hard for me to voice the love I had for Michael and here is not the appropriate place to lay my soul open for others to demean and ridicule.
I will always grieve Michael`s passing and hold his memory in a special private place in my heart that very few will comprehend.
I have used some of the words from my prose "Love Whirlpools" on this piece of art as I felt it fitted the image perfectly.
One of the things I love most about what I do and achieve in my art is being able to source a lot of my ideas and subsequent images from my original watercolour paintings.
The focus of this collection is Tulips - my favourite flower. The face on the image is from a picture of my son when he was aged about four years old. He features a lot in my artwork because not only is he my son but he is exceptionally beautiful.
I thoroughly enjoyed working on this collection and hope you enjoy seeing it.
"I don`t love you anymore" - speaks for itself and sadly many others.
"That Fateful Day"
I feel your sense of loneliness, you feel you`ve lost your way -
life will never be the same, since that fateful day.
The source for this print is a canvas watercolour I painted whilst experimenting with perspective. I have always found working with perspective difficult to master and this is the first piece I have attempted specifically practising the art of perspective.
The words are taken from a poem I wrote to a friend who was going through a personal trauma in her life. I felt the typography worked well in the resulting print.