looking For Strange #5

Random lines, following the whims of my hands and inner eye, revealing shapes not seen or envisioned consciously... The paper is turned and turned to find any recognizable patterns. When found, colours are applied to achieve the pattern I think I see. Anything can happen. Hint, I look for what might be eyes and let … Continue reading looking For Strange #5

Looking For Strange #4

Random lines, following the whims of my hands and inner eye, revealing shapes not seen or envisioned consciously... The paper is turned and turned to find any recognizable patterns. When found, colours are applied to achieve the pattern I think I see. Anything can happen. Hint, I look for what might be eyes and let … Continue reading Looking For Strange #4

Looking For Strange #3

Random lines, following the whims of my hands and inner eye, revealing shapes not seen or envisioned consciously... The paper is turned and turned to find any recognizable patterns. When found, colours are applied to achieve the pattern I think I see. Anything can happen. Hint, I look for what might be eyes and let … Continue reading Looking For Strange #3

Looking For Strange #2

Random lines, following the whims of my hands and inner eye, revealing shapes not seen or envisioned consciously... The paper is turned and turned to find any recognizable patterns. When found, colours are applied to achieve the pattern I think I see. Anything can happen. Hint, I look for what might be eyes and let … Continue reading Looking For Strange #2

Looking For Strange #1

Random lines, following the whims of my hands and inner eye, revealing shapes not seen or envisioned consciously... The paper is turned and turned to find any recognizable patterns. When found, colours are applied to achieve the pattern I think I see. Anything can happen. Hint, I look for what might be eyes and let … Continue reading Looking For Strange #1

The Parrot Pig – AKA Looking For Strange

Recently trying to figure out a really quick and fun art activity for an upcoming lesson plan, I started to squiggle on the page with black oil pastel. Originally, I intended to make a creature forest landscape out of it, but as I turned the page around to look at it from different angles, I … Continue reading The Parrot Pig – AKA Looking For Strange

Abstract Ship

Again using scraps of slabs and joining them together into whatever shape they decide. This was done while I was seeing the smokestacks of ships in my imagination. I decided to experiment with a red engobe of my own mixture. It would have been more vibrantly red, had I fired it at Cone 04, instead … Continue reading Abstract Ship

The Long Abstract Project

A little over two years ago I started an Artist Way type exercise, where I would draw a spontaneous abstract in ink on a 4" by 9" watercolour sketch book I found on the liquidation pile at the local arts supply store. Each day I would draw one with the effort to make if somehow … Continue reading The Long Abstract Project

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #401 – Oliphaunts

Oliphaunts Musings of the Artists Mind At first I saw trees, then these elephant like creatures emerged. Watch them roam on the horizon like giant mirages. Yes, the Oliphaunts are inspired by the giant creatures in Lord of The Rings, but not as they are shown in the movie. Read the description in the books, … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #401 – Oliphaunts

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #392 – The Cat

The Cat Mutterings of the Muses: Like the “Him & Her” experiment, this one will probably only ever be available to the public as a photo reproduction. The reason is serendipity. For whatever reason, the three cameras I use to capture my work couldn’t get the colour of the paper right. Instead, we have this … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #392 – The Cat