INSPIRATION OF AN ARTIST.
Drawn to Painting.
Sometimes it becomes difficult to do the easy things.
Calling home, visiting friends, writing a blog. Things just seem to get in the way. I know.
So how can I make it ‘ordinary’ to write a blog? At the moment.... it is ‘extraordinary’! It just should not be this way.
The whole point of this BlogSpot is to make my art visible. To you. [I’ve seen it. I was there as it was being done! So it is not for me....]
I often contend there is no art if it is not visible, and these pages [along with my website and a couple of social media sites] is the place I show my artwork, to you. I am proud of my work and think it worthy of seeing. So here is my plan......
Keep it simple.
Keep it light and airy.
Keep it short and sweet and...
find a rhythm of posting that I can maintain and will provide a worthwhile feed for you, the reader.
My work consists of a lot of different subjects and styles, from little doodles through sketches and drawings to architectural and Urban Design work. Graphic Design, Calligraphy, Illustration. Watercolour Painting, Digital Art and Pen and Ink. Sculpture, woodcarving, and found object crafting.
My inspiration comes from many different things and I often have periods of ‘temporary obsessions’ with a particular flavour. Once I have had that flavour for a while, I look for the next exiting ‘flavour.’
I am always looking to learn.
New subjects, new techniques and a better understanding. Books and the Internet are my main stimuli for keeping my old grey matter invigorated. I always have drawing material scattered all over the place and collect bits and pieces of junk to build with. My long walks along the shoreline and through the Fife landscape feed my senses with beauty and colour. I have holidays in the remote corners of Scotland, and love the wild west coast. These holidays fill my sole with a passion to interpret the light and character of huge landscapes on the two dimensions of paper.
A Journey, not a destination and as the great Gary Player once said “The more I practice, the luckier I get”
So here is some artwork to get things moving.
One: Simple graphics and sketches.
Pen sketch out of my sketchpad
Two: Architectural Rendering and Urban Design Drawings
Proposal for a Contemporary House Extension and Landscape.
Three: Logo Design and Graphic Design.
Pen and Ink and Pantone Marker Pen.
Pen and Ink Drawing with Pantone Marker Pens.
THREE MINIATURE LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS
Watercolour on watercolour paper.
All my drawing and artwork are part of me. One is no more, or less, important than the other. I have been selling my artwork for many years and still find I cannot work out what will sell and what will not. Beauty is certainly ‘in the eyes of the beholder....’
I hope that you have enjoyed this ramble and that something in the blog has stimulated your creative juices. I hope it has and if you would like to see more of something, please let me know. I would love to hear from you.
Take care. Till the next time.
‘RED HOT AND BLUE’
Pen and Ink with Marker Pens.