Warped One – It’s Telling Me It’s Finished.

I had fully intended to give you several steps, like I would when painting with acrylics or oils, but this one seemed to want to finish faster. On my second sitting it all came together. While I'm not entirely satisfied with it, I seldom am with any of my works, it told me there was … Continue reading Warped One – It’s Telling Me It’s Finished.

Warped One – The first application of paint

Here I go... time to take a leap... To be honest I've been procrastinating a little on the start of this one. I've still got a little trepidation regarding watercolour paint. I've got all sorts of preconceived notions about the techniques needed to make it work well and I'm not sure I can do it. … Continue reading Warped One – The first application of paint

Revisiting the Big Still Life Project – Warped Composition – A Drawing

For those who've been following the progress of my still lives this past few months, you know I was challenged a few days ago to warp my visions and play with perspectives. The first version of Warped was done on a smaller paper: 17"(43.2cm) x 14"(35.6cm). I originally had no intention of painting it, but … Continue reading Revisiting the Big Still Life Project – Warped Composition – A Drawing

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #400 – Paper Shadows #16

Paper Shadows #16 Mutterings of the Muses: After the great sigh comes an intake of life. The lightness of this figure is exactly on that cusp of elation. The stars are becoming clear to him and the world is once again a place of possibility. How does that old saying go? "Only in darkness, can … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #400 – Paper Shadows #16

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #399 – Paper Shadows #10

Paper Shadows #10 Mutterings of the Muses: Looking down on your past leads only to unhappiness. Remember that you are ahead of that past you. The stars still shine on you and your path is always forward, so pick that head up and stride on! This composition was intended to be reflective and nostalgic. I … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #399 – Paper Shadows #10

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #398 – Paper Shadows #8

Paper Shadows #8 Mutterings of the Muses: A glimpse is meant to be a fleeting thing, so to capture one would be nearly impossible. How does one capture the melting image of fading memory as it washes away? These two feel like an image made in foam and we are witnessing the foam bubbles burst … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #398 – Paper Shadows #8

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #397 – Paper Shadows #7

Paper Shadows #7 Mutterings of the Muses: Painting white on black is very rewarding. Especially when the paper is wet, the colours don't completely bleed into each other, and they are easier to blend, create shadows, and highlights. These two figures seam to be standing in a sense of confusion. Maybe that's just me projecting … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #397 – Paper Shadows #7

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #396 – Paper Shadows #4

Paper Shadows #4 Mutterings of the Muses: Simultaneously reminds me of the Footprints poem and a variety of snap-scenes in contemporary Korean film. There's a sense of loneliness, juxtaposed with a strong companionship. These shadows have a great story to tell! Are they participants or merely witnesses of a crime scene? They do appear both … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #396 – Paper Shadows #4

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #395 – Paper Shadows #3

Paper Shadows #3 Mutterings of the Muses: Memories sometimes appear like a figment at the corner of your eye. Faint, shimmering afterthoughts of what might have been. Sometimes, I wonder if they are spirit guides watching over us. Have these two become attached in a common pursuit? Are they the etherial embodiments of good friends’ … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #395 – Paper Shadows #3

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #394 – Paper Shadows #2

Paper Shadows #2 Mutterings of the Muses: Do you think it is possible to direct paint with your mind? I wonder. I had an image in my mind when I started this piece and I let the wetness of the canvas take it well beyond my brush-strokes. It even changed as it dried; all to … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #394 – Paper Shadows #2