A Creative Block Project – Day 12

Ok, so this was done out of a desire to be done with this process... I got bored of the materials and already have other projects in the works... I wanted to use up the rest of the ink... as you can see it was mostly blue. I made the mistake of letting the blue … Continue reading A Creative Block Project – Day 12

A Creative Block Project – Day 11

Making art is like creating contained universes... some of it must leak out for us to witness it and the act of observation changes the universe itself. Art is a cacophony of conversations between the artist and their own minds and bodies; between the artist and their materials; between the artist and where they create; … Continue reading A Creative Block Project – Day 11

A Creative Block Project – Day 10

My intention was to see how the inks would bleed over the paper and interact when they only touch minimally. I started by soaking the surface with clean water, then I dropped in some drops of the primary colours and watched them defuse for a few minutes. It frankly wasn't moving fast enough for me, … Continue reading A Creative Block Project – Day 10

A Creative Block Project – Day 9

Full disclosure here: I didn't start this with an intention and it didn't result in any strong output for me. That and also I'm working on a new painting that is developing into something I'm really enjoying... I'll start posting on that in a few days, but for now... I started with a wet paper … Continue reading A Creative Block Project – Day 9

A Creative Block Project – Day 7

Following the interesting results of Day 5 where I used a very wet varnish bruh to drag the pigments across the page, I decided to try it again, only a little differently. This time I painted in the large spaces with pigment... less than usual and it started to dry fast. I had a feeling … Continue reading A Creative Block Project – Day 7

A Creative Block Project – Day 4

I was feeling very unenthused about making this today. I left it this morning and headed to work thinking I'd be admitting I just didn't feel like doing this today... my tank still feels empty. Well, I guess teaching art helps me have a different perspective. I'm just not sure how or why, but it … Continue reading A Creative Block Project – Day 4

A Creative Block Project – Day 3

I'm choosing to call this one "World War Two". It reminds me of scenes from the old war movies. I couldn't say which one, much less what era of filmmaking I think it comes. from, but it's clearly from war movies for me. Maybe it's the end scenes of Apocalypse Now. I started with putting … Continue reading A Creative Block Project – Day 3

Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Blending and Colours

Yesterday, I decided to take a risk and increase the contrast of the foreground by using a chrome oxide green. It still felt a little off. As I allowed my eye to wander across and over the canvas, I felt the problem was the free-floating horizon line... it needed to blend in more and become … Continue reading Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Blending and Colours

Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Initial Horizon

I've been staring at this for over a week now and trying to imagine a grassy horizon line... hoping it would cut the page and add tension between the foreground and sky. It feels wrong or in complete at this point... just a random line that floats in space without attachment to either the foreground … Continue reading Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Initial Horizon

Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Of Course! It’s Yellow!

Yesterday we discussed the crossroads one might face when painting... initial colours don't always work best for the composition, for the expression. I had in mind that there was a need for yellow and that need was expressed clearly by my nephew Mat, for whom I'm painting this. I also mentioned that I was still … Continue reading Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Of Course! It’s Yellow!