Unfinished

31 08 2010

As with a lot of my work, I was very devoted to using red at the time of this painting.  Red is a colour that is universally recognised as representing strong emotions such as anger, love, passion and danger. It is an abstraction of these things, bypassing our thought processes and tapping into our primal instincts. Although I hate to categorise art, this could be called an ‘action painting’ as it was created purely in the physical sense without any forethought of concepts or ideas.

To reinforce the physicality of my approach, I used my hands to make shapes and visual ‘gestures’ that could translate somehow differently to the canvas. As my paintings go, this one has been left relatively bare. They say that a work of art is never finished but only abandoned. I’m not yet sure whether this has been abandoned, as I may attempt to complete it, but at the moment it exists as something that was created completely free of conscious thought.





“Untitled”

20 08 2010

 

 





“Untitled”

12 08 2010

This painting was created with more of an aesthetic in mind and is my first painting using oils! Although it is abstract with no immediately recognisable forms, there is more of a conscious subjectivity at work here. The use of purples, reds and blues are designed to create a sense of comfort, reassurance and elegance. These colour tones are certainly pleasing to me as an artist.

The ‘swirls’ that bisect the canvas are also visual ‘short cuts’. They don’t immediately look like anything recognisable but somehow create a sense of familiarity. They are smooth, sensual shapes that are pleasing to the eye. In this way I like to think that they put the viewer at ease, leaving the mind clear to make visual interpretations.





Forest

7 08 2010

 

In  the grounds of St Cadocs, Caerleon.





Flower

7 08 2010





“Deterioration” – FOR SALE

5 08 2010

Watercolour, £35

Payment accepted via PayPal (with approx £2 transfer charge)

With this painting, I was trying to represent deterioration and was particularly inspired by the way photographs fade and deteriorate. This helped me when creating the preliminary watercolour for my “Left behind” project.

 





“Nightmares”

5 08 2010

The following images were created by a dear friend of mine, Tristan Plowman, for a University project about dream interpretations. I’ve chosen these in particular as I was the make up artist & model in each!

The following photographs were ‘first stage’ ideas for the same project that ultimately didn’t make it to the final stage.