The artist eye or the photographic eye is a creative process. It starts with looking, really looking to see. Sometimes it is obvious, other times more subtle and elusive. My photos here are a combination of these. Can you decide which ones required more looking?
Is the above image a sun rise? …or sunset?… how can you tell?
The art Nigel Peake combines a love of the ordinary and the everyday with his skill in drawing. His attention to detail means we can appreciate his eye and what he sees, how he sees.
While, in a way, quirky – take some time to look and you find intricate patterns and lines. Take some more time and try it for yourself, you realise the level of skill and type of artist that he is. Find some paper, some fine markers and see for yourself. It’s therapeutic and considered but the rewards as you will see are most definitely worthwhile.
Finally… you actually have some time to tick off a few things off your list… and acquire some those skills you have always said you would. Just imagine, your life long goal of artistic personal satisfaction is just around the corner! Refreshing those art skills or getting back into practical art is so rewarding and personally satisfying – with others in a class or individually.
Currently, I lead workshops for those that “have always wanted” to get back into some artmaking or those who wonder if the high school approach to art has changed much over the years. Fortunately, for tutor and student it has indeed changed and adult art classes allow for a range of possibilities and learning styles to be customised and developed to suit your own needs and wishes.
The artwork above, created by an adult student, demonstrates some of the skills and approaches towards artmaking. Where making mistakes and trying out something new is encouraged. Art making in 2018 is about being open to new ideas and seeing things from a different perspective perhaps or in a new light.
If this is on your bucket list, now is time to be creative, to get that green coloured pencil and tick this one off your list.
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Titled “This Space we Have” 2017, this digital artwork has been submitted for a public art project. An aspect of the brief related to light and whimsical. The title refers to both a public space we have through the art project but also, references to suggestions of space within the artwork itself.
The geometric lines and abstraction allows viewers to perceive parts of things that may refer to aspects of the real but also from imagined or memory. The sense of fun through colour and design could be more prevalent in architecture. Forego the sense of seriousness for just a little and let that creative and freedom loose – just a little.
The colours are obviously bright, a definite change from my cooler, often more somber hues.
The latest (THIS WEEK!) instalment of my workings with structures and abstraction. The variations of space and layering continues to provide visual interest as well as inspirations for an imagined connection of ideas and lines, shape and colour
The ability for artists to see and develop ideas is imperative – beyond the usual and everyday. Creativity isn’t for the faint hearted.
In abstract works, people often like to “see” something represented. “It looks like a…” or “I can see a ….there in the painting”. While looking and thinking is good way to start looking at an artwork. Accepting the lines and shapes and colours as an arrangement is equally valid.
These works are made “after” a figure drawing. In a way, a remnant but also like a phoenix too – rising from erasing and working over part of the initial drawing. It references too, the cityscapes from earlier works. The style and overlapping flatness returns.
Can you see the figure? Can you see the city? Does it matter? What do you see?