Monday, 28 December 2009

Happy 2010 !

A blank canvas
an idea in mind - a chandeleir
watercolours awaiting their destination

Brush dipped in paint
cold water to mix, to dilute

At last the brush kisses the canvas
gently stroking
 smoothly gliding
leaving its colourful residue
performing its creative dance
on the canvas

The canvas lives
celebrates its new adornment
parades flambouyantly
the chosen colours of the artist.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Let it Snow!

We have many walkways and alleyways in my locality, which have been transformed by the onset of snow.  Usually green with foliage, they now look completely different with "Fairytale" surreality.
This week, a week before Christmas Day, we had snow!  Along with the white stuff came a heavy cold for me which meant I couldnt enjoy it as much as I would have liked.  We did venture out to the local shops and I had the hindsight to bring my camera.  Because we dont often have snow, I wanted to have an all year reminder.  It is beautiful, clean and refreshing the way it coats the area.  Trees, bushes and  hedgerows are all decorated and covered with a dense white blanket of snow making the scene look  festive.

I had it in mind to produce a surreal image of a child at play on a piece of equipment not familiar with a winter scene.  Unfortunately, due to the size of the background image in the photograph, I was unable to work with the overall image in the way I would have liked.  I had to crop the picture and I felt this impeded too much on the picture I wanted to portray.  I wanted the  picture to be about snow, but with an inappropriate background this was not possible.  We all learn, and hopefully improve by our mistakes.
With the sun in front of me, I took this picture of my son facing away from the camera.  In hindsight I would have preferred to have taken a few more shots from different angles as I wanted to capture the winter sun shining through the trees.  I also would have liked to have used a wider perspective and been further back, so that Cain appeared to be on the horizon as opposed to being up close.  I failed to capture the magnitude and whiteness of the snow between him and me, perhaps focusing too much on the glint of the sun.  None-the-less, I am happy with the resulting image.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

All things bright and beautiful !

My favourite style of art
All these images have been produced from one source; a canvas painting I did in watercolours.  I enjoy the flexibility and limitless access each source gives me when producing mixed media art.  The focus, for me, as always is the mixing, joining together and collaboration of a colour palette that allows me to produce an artistic creation in a vivid and aesthetically pleasing perfusion of colour.
I dislike stereotypical ideas and recognise that my art demonstrates this to a certain degree.  I am, and always have been a non-conformist and endeavour to display my individuality through my art.
"All things bright and beautiful
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens,
each little bird that sings,
he made their glowing colours,
he made their tiny wings".