Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Looking at it…

After a few tortuous hours this painting (below) was, finally, born. At first, I just couldn't stand the sight of it. It spent a couple of days hidden away amongst my reference sheets, then a further couple of days on shelf-top display whilst I decided its fate. Weird? Perhaps. But, my painting 'process', can be arduous to say the least! Anyway, after allowing it to 'prove', I grew to accept this painting, and it certainly met the original brief: cold, icy, windswept, bleached. Just a shame it was such a hard birth.

Winter prospect

Monday, 7 October 2013

Pinterest is your friend…

On the (extremely) odd occasion my advice is sort in respect to art and artistic development, and I always try my best to answer as succinctly as I can. This fellow artist (and a very good one too) asked if I could point him in the direction of some other artists who, in my opinion, fuse the (almost) real with strong abstract dynamics. Easy. They can be found here: http://www.pinterest.com/paulbaileyart/open-door/http://www.pinterest.com/paulbaileyart/illustration/
So please take a look too.