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Over my last few visits to the river I have observed some spectacular rainbows, most occurring just before sunset. “The sky is the “source of light” – in nature – and governs everything.” John Constable From my research into the Romantic Movement I … Continue reading
Although I am fairly pleased with the colour intensity I am achieving in my canvas paintings I am still striving to heighten the impact. I have begun exploring fluorescent paints in some smaller paintings to see what effect they have when … Continue reading
As I embarked on the next few days intensive painting I was consumed with doubt, lack of vision and worry that I won’t be happy with what I produce and my time will have been wasted. However I was determined … Continue reading
I have now finished the first week in the studio booked for two weeks over Easter. The painting has been very challenging both physically with scale and also aesthetic decision-making. The space is wonderful, it is so liberating to have … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I received some feedback which focused on the work I produced from June to November 2012. I got a lot out of producing work on location and immersing myself in the landscape but after the hand … Continue reading
I have begun work on large-scale pieces, applying dye onto unprimed canvas approx 3 x 5 m. I imagined the canvases to be fairly straight forward as they would not involve the time-consuming processes and unpredictability of the silk I am … Continue reading
This week I produced two pieces of work playing with extremes of scale.
What a wonderful day! I visited one of the most atmospheric, strange and heavenly places on earth, Spurn Point. I was pleased to meet Alice Fox who has just started her 6 month artist in residence there. She is very … Continue reading
Gazing at an awesome vista at the end of a lovely day and to make the evening complete a barn owl flew alongside the car for a few fleeting seconds, it was breathtaking.
I was delight to recieve a message from artist Alice Fox. She has just started a six month artist in residence on Spurn point. We seem to have much in common, textile processes and a love for the environment. I … Continue reading
My work has recently developed this recurring curve in the composition. This intrigued me and has prompted me to research further particularly when I came across this painting by Casper David Friedrich. What I have discovered is that this … Continue reading
When I came across this painting I nearly fell off my chair its impact was so powerful. “Two bands of equal height divide the space of the picture, the two parts separated by an absolutely straight line indicating the horizon. … Continue reading
“Each new work grows organically from the last one completed, the colours that surround him as he creates a new drawing based on the last finished work.” “The trance-like state he falls into when working allows his ideas to find … Continue reading
At long last I have the time and space to get totally immersed in my practical work. I spent time at college today setting up my workspace and staring on some silk pieces. This photo gives an idea of the … Continue reading
“In a lucid dream, you have a sharper sense of colour and lucidity than with your eyes open. I’m interested in the point where imaginative seeing and outside seeing meet, where it becomes difficult to differentiate between seeing from the … Continue reading
Using dyes as watercolours for large scale work.
http://www.janettekerr.co.uk/ I love the work of this artist, Janette Kerr, found whilst searching meteorological drawings. She is interested in being an active participant in the landscape, particularly during wild weather and even at night. This is very inspiring and relates … Continue reading
“Looking, touching, material, place and form are all inseparable from the resulting work. It is difficult to say where one stops and another begins. The energy and space around a material are as important as the energy and space within. … Continue reading
Click on the image to link to an excellent article by Judy Dominic in The Turkey Red Journal describing the process.
Large Bright Blue, from the group, Eight Color Etchings, 1980 – The AMICA Library. Abstraction to represent landscape using goemetric format. The balance and proportions of the composition are very satisfying.
Click on the image to go to an article from The Tate website. It mentions Turner’s interest in Geothe’s colour theories. “Turner relished the Sublime effects of darkness. Its mysterious and elusive charm could … Continue reading
A canvas laid down in a field underneath a sheep feeder, the mud on the sheep’s hooves make the marks, the empty circle left when the feeder is removed. Click on the image for an article from The Guardian about … Continue reading
Thank you to Liselott Johnsson for giving permission to post her very interesting essay comparing the use of folds by two contrasting artists of the Supports/Surfaces group based in France in the 1970s. Please click on the image for a … Continue reading
Small watercolours playing with depth and intensity of colour.
Viewing the Humber from Paull.
Echos of the Turin shroud with x-ray like qualities. I am inspired by the glow and luminoscity. I have experimented with folding, interested in the fact that results can be rigid, producing grid like structures or random and organic.
Some paintings and prints produced after a visit to Canary Wharf London.
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<a href=”” title=”John Virtue”> Documentary showing John Virtue working on large scale monochrome paintings and drawing on location. It is of great interest to see how he tackles the enormous scale physicaly and hear how he approaches and interprets the … Continue reading
I wish to explore this process in my work. Shibori comes from the verb root “shiboru” – to wring squeeze or press, and would be used to describe wringing out the washing. The emphasis is upon the action performed on the … Continue reading
Dyed silk with discharge.