May 1, 2012
April 22, 2012
drawing, painting, walking, reading, my spare time is taken up with these things. My days are spend creating interiors, all good stuff, but its not freedom, a lot of constraints. Drawing allows me to express what I sense and just lately its something about the spirit and energy that abounds when I walk in the woods.
My studio has been littered with ideas, written descriptions, and little sketches. my first sketch I would like to capture as a tiny miniature with raised gilding and jewel like colours like a medieval illumination. then through a series of sketches I came up with another tree spirit this time in oils and much biger. Its not finished yet and I am sure will go through many transformative colour changes. But here is where I am for now…………..
December 1, 2011
painting with colour to map our emotions, painting with emotions, colours with name such as pain, loss, fear, sad, happy, joyous, loving.
Been a lot of loss lately for me, reminders of loss, actual loss, and an anniversary of loss. Want to paint it out of me, want to expel the indigo that is flooding through me, the purple, the deepest darkest violet……….. think I will put together a palette of emotions and just paint and see what happens, guess its the intention one puts in the task……..
This guy has a different take on emotions, his is interactive digital painting, see his website Sergio Albiac Just love the colours he works with in these portraits,
November 22, 2009
Sunday what a sunday, the wind is howling and the rain is coming down in sheets, so happy to b e indoors and in the warm. From my window I can see people walking their dogs on the common, looking miserable and wet, not the dogs though they dont seem to mind. I decided I would like to try some new painting effects with Photoshop, and here it is.
Using an image of my daughter Kirsty and her partner Yao I used a paint brush made of their names, some masks and hey presto. Actually it was a piece of cake because I followed a tutorial on adobe ! click here to access.
I love photoshop, but there is much to learn and it does seem overwhelming at times,however playing with all the filters, paint brushes etc and making something pleasing is very satisfying.
July 10, 2009
Every day, since the beginning of time, the earth, the wondrous mother earth has supported us. Under our feet every moment of our lives, she is here to provide for us. The moist magical blood of the mother, the feminine energies that swell and give birth to abundance on this planet. Wonderful Pachamama.
The Divine mother comes in many guises, in Greece for example, DEMETER, mother of Persephone, tall in stature, full hipped, wide shouldered, swollen breasts always full of milk, the milky way is said to flow through her ………. as she walks the earth flowers spring from her footprints, she is the bringer of the seasons.
In Egypt, ISIS, she who gives birth to the heaven and earth, the Queen of the heavens, Mother of the gods, the light giver of heavens and she who knows how to make right use of the heart.
In Roman history she was known as CERES. in the Andean communities she is knows as PACHAMAMA,
This detail is from a much larger painting in homage to her.
November 28, 2008
What kind of future do I envision for myself? What kind of self am I trying to develop? What do I want to accomplish in my life?” The thing is to paint this vision of your life in your heart as specifically as possible. That “painting” itself becomes the design of your future.