Xmas 2013 is now out of the way and its back to the wonderful challenges of painting, design and thought.
Tripping lightly over the concepts of Paintings, T Shirts and Websites a brainwave hit me with the force of a Tsunami. “Of course!” I muttered to myself as I looked at the wardrobes brimming full of paintings left undone, unframed or forgotten simply because they were. I was remembering the frames created for paintings done by Jonathan Madzinga of the Gold Coast Art School, and, as thought does, one thing leads to another and I had an epiphany. Take one tea tray, plonk a couple of abstracts in the middle and voila! We now have abstract in a shadow box! From there my imagination ran into overdrive, multitudes of ideas swimming as tadpoles in murky water, swimming here there and everywhere, looking for direction until a prototype was born,
Next stop was the freezer where there was an amassed array of unused oil paint, “This could be fun.”
Another project I have in my sights over the holiday period is Project 7. The Plan? Begin work on the figures, highlighting their lumps and bumps. Once again the ever faithful anatomy and physiology book will be utilised while defining the purpose of each muscle, tendon, and ligament, figuring out how they are represented in each pose. Not an easy task as I found out in may last painting now known as ‘Leap of Faith’.
They say everything comes in threes, and so it does. Is anyone able to help please? I have been doing lots of research on Optimal Search Engine Marketing Strategy for my new website http://artytshirts.ellisburgess.com and to be perfectly honest, its doing my head in.
Perhaps I should take a leaf out of this fella’s book,
Well that’s it for this week, have a great New Year and be careful out there.