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Tag Archives: Sky
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
I had to choose some work to submit for the staff exhibition at Hull School of Art and Design. I was unsure which element of the work I have been producing I wanted to show. I eventually decided on a … 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
Here are three more digital drawings. I produced them on location on my mobile phone using the free app ‘Fresco lite‘ It is very simple to use but I really love the results of building up of layers and the … Continue reading
This week I produced two pieces of work playing with extremes of scale.
Produced this today concentrating more on the medium and process than the outcome and trying to take more risks. It appears to have energy and movement.
Digital drawings on location at sunset. Trying to capture the intense neon flashes of the sunlight. From the ferry car park
Beautiful sky images – very inspirational http://ericcahan.com/portfolio/sky-series/ Several focal points define the work of New York-based artist Eric Cahan. Among them: light, specifically the light generated by the sun at sunrise and sunset, science, nature, and the ephemeral quality of … Continue reading
I was a bit worried about doing this in a popular spot as I usually work in more isolated places. As it happened I wasn’t bothered by a soul. The first day was a bit bland, very grey with … Continue reading
One of the paintings I produced on Monday trying to capture the atmospheric orange glow hovering just over Spurn Point horizon.
I have been in the print studio today and produce a couple more open screen prints based on sketches completed on location.
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
I have been drawing again today as it was such dramatic weather. The steely grey rain clouds drifting across the south bank of the Humber while the sun was beaming down and huge white towering clouds billowed on the … Continue reading
John Ruskin, Modern Painters I, Of Truth of Skies 1843. I found a connection with Ruskin’s writing since I have been observing the sky in great detail and taking time to enjoy its fleeting and unpredictable drama and beauty. “…there … Continue reading
I completed this digital drawing using a limited colour palette to reflect the muddy river and the hazy skyline. I was trying to capture the effect of shadows racing across the river caused by the fast-moving clouds on this breezy … Continue reading
There was a beautiful sunset yesterday so I drove out to Paull Holme Strays. This place was created by the Environmental Agency as part of flood management scheme of the Humber and a very important area for wildlife habitats. There … Continue reading
I had already had these shapes as an idea before I can across the pastels of David Blackburn but his work has given me the inspiration to realise them in a different format. The piece is quite large in scale … Continue reading
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Painting by Georgia O’Keeffe Sky Above Clouds IV, 1965 Oil on canvas – 243.8 x 731.5 cm (96 x 288 in.) This is one of a series of paintings by O’Keeffe when in her 70’s she took after her first ever … Continue reading
Drawn on android phone using the free app Fresco Lite.
Sample using bleeding and folding on georgette silk/polyester fabric. The folded lines enhance the diaganal composition.
Wishing to catch the sunrise I drove to Stone Creek, which is the point on the north bank of the Humber nearest to Immingham on the south. It is very remote and I treasure the isolation.
Using dyes as watercolours for large scale work.
From Paull an incredible sunset and rainstorm over the south bank. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful view so near to home. The most beautiful purples, pinks and oranges and the huge sky completely dwarfed the distant … Continue reading
Cloud viewing platform, Anderby Creek in Lincolnshire, UK Please click on image for more information.