Thursday, 8 September 2011

My Negative Collection!

These are five paintings from my 'Negative' collection. They are acrylic on canvas and are quite large pieces, each canvas has been backed on to a larger white canvas to create a frame/border (this is not visible on the images above. This collection was inspired by the memories of someone who had lost a loved one and these were the most important places for them where they went and visited during this difficult time. These locations held alot of memories for this person sad and happy ones but I decided to paint these in a photo negative style to portray the feelings of loss and sadness which were the prominent feelings associated with these locations at the time. I felt painting these places in their true pallet would extract the mood and depth that was needed for this body of work.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Shady Mushroom

Above is a surreal painting I finished recently. It's oil on canvas 9 x 12 inches. I was inspired by the beautiful sunny weather that britain thrusts upon us. Well maybe more inspired by the kind of lazy summer days we crave for, going to the beach, lounging around. I felt people were not needed to be present, objects themselves were enough to be the voice for the painting. The mushroom was a twist in the painting, a fungus acting as a shade for whoever may want to retreat from the sun. As funguses grow sporadically why not at a beach? and why not become an item that is not only used for consumption but can also have a practical purpose for daily use. Imagination and a dreamy state of mind is what was needed for this creation, not eveything needs to be what we expect it to be and do what we expect it to do.

This painting is up for sale on my Folksy shop for £145.00 the link to my shop is on the right hand side of this blog page.