Have been painting for hours ... happily messing around on lots and lots of lovely paper... no end goal this weekend... just meandering with paint! Popped out to a favourite artisan bakery late this morning then into the city by train for a very crowded climate change rally. I found myself at Borders for a while...read a couple of magazines from the Middle East... an excellent contemporary art + culture magazines. It struck me that soon I'll be losing the one place I can find such diverse offerings. That was a big upside for me in visiting Borders.... huge range of art and such magazines from around the world.
A couple of days ago I opened a box and found a heap of postcard size artworks I'd done in 2007 ... some were originally A4-size works cut up... and they were also worked on in stages... this is what inspired me to free-range this weekend .... here are a series of images of ones I saved from 2007.
8 postcard size images informally arranged
|think I may have rashly photo-shopped |
these colours a while ago.
|acrylic paint and ink was used on these|
|pod forms were mingling with my pre-occupation at that time with fluidity|
|and the infinity symbol|
|love those sennelier inks... so bubbly when |
used straight form the bottle via stopper
this one is intensely layered - colours
aren't quite this harsh in reality.
|2008 -page from a journal|
|sennelier inks again... postcard size|
|ink on postcard|
Well... I hope to have the images of ones I'm working on now to show you soon... got a new (small) camera 2 weeks ago... will have to get used to using it!
I've been Tumblr trawling too ... click on Seed capsules to go see ... and remember that if you go to hte bottom of the site you can click on archives to have an overview of the collected images! There's some great things to be found... and for one in love with eclectica as I am... it provides endless fascination, some very fine ideas and writing as well!
From Tumblr the other day;
|Posted by Russian Carpet|
|Melissa Manfull - Sphere (2010, ink on paper, 41x51cm)|
with much more at Seed Capsules archives here.