A few years ago I distilled the main areas of my life. What interests me. Areas I just can’t neglect. Areas that need my attention and love.
I am searching for my (art) style. The Thousand Sketches was like a satellite view, a grand sweep of who I might be, a way of sorting land from sea.
I am searching by engaging in smaller projects. I can see where 5 years at university would come in handy though, this is hard work, time is only half of it. I have half a dozen scrappy projects on the go and need to wallow, play, explore, focus and get inspiration and tuition and critique on them all!
May be I need a better warm up. Yes I do.
How to engage the muse?
Maybe that is the title of the paper I am writing for the ANZPA Journal.
Maybe with that question in mind I might make sense of the following projects…
Where I am up to
in prints and also paint
A plan to produce a series of about 10 digital line & wash prints
Bush & plants
Like above, A plan to produce a series of about 10 digital somewhat abstract plant series
prints and have begun one in acrylic paint
I am aware I am drawn to the square format… the landscapes? Perhaps those prints need to be in three adjoining prints?
Presentation is on my mind, and I have just ordered 10 frames to work on a show of some sort.
Just as I want to focus on the above – and that is a lot of work! What happens: new styles emerge.
Let me post some in the posts ahead. Or would that be procrastinating?
I have a nasty feeling as I surf the web that I should be working or creating, but if I had done that I would not have found Patrick Shirvington’s art or learned about the Arthur Boyd residency. Now: https://www.bundanon.com.au/
I love the Shoalhaven River in NSW, Australia – one of my favourite places. I canoed down it when I was in my late teens and also went on a few bushwalking trips. I enjoyed a video recently of Arthur Boyd doing huge plein air on the river. It is a place where I would love to go & do art!
Images follow. Both of them inspire me to keep going with my landscapes, and I need a bit of inspiration on that right now.