Week 27 - Patterns all around......

This week I thought I would showcase some of my patterns that I have created over the past six months. My love of surface pattern is evident in my art and paintings but to be able to take these ideas and turn them into straight repeats and 1/2 drops is quite exciting. It is also quite exciting seeing your personal growth and development over this time. I love how I have moved into using an iPad for drawing and creating and expanding my way of creating motifs. Hope you enjoy. xoxox

Learning Straight Repeats.

Learning Straight Repeats.

My First Collection....

 

A sample of my experimental work in pattern design.

 

Inspire away xoxo

Week 26. The Creation of "Wonderland"

I love showing the process images behind the final piece. These images showcase the intuitive act of creating and how it all came together in the end. Painting this way can open your mind to different possibilities and connect with the inner you.

"Through the playful and spontaneous acts of pouring, drawing, mark making, experimenting and manipulating paint and mediums, these processes help createwindows which can be perceived as gateways to the subconscious mind and intuitive philosophies".

 

Wonderland 2014

Week 24 ~ Another Journey of Creation......

I love sharing my processes of my work from start to finish. I hope you enjoy this documented version of my latest work "Mystic Marble" 2015.

This work was based on photographs from my latest holiday to Central Australia and reinterpreted through my imagination as a mystic discovery.  

"Mystic Marble"

"Mystic Marble"

Work in progress.....

Week 23 ~ From Intuition to Completion

No matter how deep a study you make. What you really have to rely on is your own intuition and when it comes down to it, you really don't know what's going to happen until you do it.

- Konosuke Matsushita

"Abstract Owl No/2"  Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas  2015

"Abstract Owl No/2"

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas

2015

All art is intuitive to some degree. At the opposite end of the spectrum it can be purely technical. Most artists sit somewhere in the middle. I am about 60/40 in favor of intuition. I love the idea of letting my mind relax and play with materials. However, at the end the technical side comes in and I lose all intuitive processes and work towards resolvement and refinement.

I thought that I would document this process for an artwork "Abstract Owl No/2".