Friday, 22 July 2011

B Is For ........

This is the second letter of hearts I have completed in what will become an Alphabet Series.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The object of this painting, was to see if I could make a coherent letter made up of hearts.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Keep Going

Yesterday, was a difficult day, creatively.I'm sitting staring at a blank piece of paper, and not a drop of inspiration would come my way.Absolutely nothing. I looked over my previous work, and tried to work out a variant on those themes.Nothing!
I couldn't muster anything, and that happens quite alot.Some people will ask,where does your inspiration come from? I used to think it just popped out of nowhere, and all I had to do, was sit and wait like a passive observe,r for the thunderbolt to hit. Yes, that does happen from time to time, but it is not the norm.Trust me.
So, in this case, there is only one thing left to do. Sit down, and start to doodle, and try out ideas, no matter how random, and bizarre.
It is this process, of perseverance, that helps inspiration to strike.To keep on going, when others give up.
Sure enough, slowly out of the gloom, the doodling started to take form, and the idea of a heart made from smaller hearts came.
I wasn't sure about this piece, but I kept on going, and now it's painted, I really like it.
Even, better than that, I have an new wave of  creative ideas that emanate from this piece.
So when a vacuum is stumbled upon, you just gotta keep persevering, until you extingish it.
Never, ever, ever,EVER, give up.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Watercolour on paper 7 x 3 inches.
This painting is only half of a piece..It's about letting your dream go, and watching it fly.The child represents the freshness and innocence of that dream.
I will paint another similar piece, which will show the outcome of this act. It will simply be an adult capturing that balloon
Have a dream.Release it to the world.Believe in it.Watch it become realized.
Dreams do come true.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Latest Piece

This is my latest piece. Two and half days work, but worth every moment spent on it.
It was only when I came to paint the hearts, that I realized how many were actually there. Roughly about 90. That was the most time consuming, especially lifting out the highlights on them.
At 21 x 14 inches, it is a lovely piece to look at, if I do say so myself : )