New Works...

I'm thinking of setting up a gallery of my paintings here on the blog. I know they're pretty rough and probably not commercially appealing but I'm gaining so much joy from the process of working with paint - especially pouring paint and it would be nice to have one place where I can review my progress.

The other day I gave this painting to mum for her birthday. It makes her think of a particular volcano in Iceland with a glacier in front of it and so it appeals to her.


Anyway, then s-dad pointed out that if you turn it on it's head, it looks like a different landscape altogether and the glacier becomes the sky...


The lighting for the second photo isn't very good, but you get the idea.

Another painting I recently did, turned out to be upside down - at least people prefer to look at the other way up from how it was painted.


This is how I painted the painting. It's an abstract - it isn't supposed to be anything, except perhaps a play with colour and texture.

And this is how people prefer to look at it, because they think it looks like tree trunks in a swamp, or boats moored on a harbour...


It's human nature to try to identify something recognisable in the abstract. In many ways, I think how I prefer to paint - abstract - reflects how I prefer to think, in the abstract, I like to let ideas flow and mix in unconventional ways and see what my subconscious comes up with. It relates well back to the article I read the other way about creative thinkers. My blog stats have blown right out of proportion in the past couple of days with people coming to check out the crazy lady from a particular thread on a parenting forum. There is no doubt I think differently to other people. I question the seemingly, unquestionable, I extrapolate from one topic - which seems related to me - to other which seems unrelated in the view of normal people. Because my view is unconventional, I am judged as being wrong, being crazy, being stupid. I cannot defend my stance. However, I am no more at liberty to adopt someone else's because they would want me to, than they would be to adopt mine.

Ooops, emotional segway... Back to the paintings.

Here is another painting I did in the same painting session last weekend.


I'm quite happy with this, the break up of colour is pleasing to me with large patches of pure white and black, and I think the blue around a couple of the edges lifts the image just enough to draw the eye. This is more what I'm aiming for...

I have also taken up the fine art of tatting.






It is really very simple, though I have found it to be rather unforgiving if you make mistakes. I'm looking at tatted squares and motifs at the moment (I'll be sure to post photos when I've actually taken up the challenge of producing some of my own) - I may use this on my poor, neglected George project.

Remember George? He's still waiting for a bit of tender loving care - I'm getting there I just need to let ideas crystallise in my head a bit more...

Poor Neglected George...

As you can see, I've been busy. What I haven't been busy doing in the past two or three weeks is some serious work on my PhD. So, that is what I'm going to go and do now - for the next five hours - I swear! No, really! I'm going to read articles and summarise them and be very, er... studious starting in four minutes time...

Have a good day everyone!

Comments

Rhianna SG said…
That tatting looks awesome, I want to give it a go too! Off to google I think.
Love those paintings. Really should get some of my own done. Missing the painting fun...