Thursday, 23 June 2011

The Summer Come The Summer Goes ( The making of an Abstract)

How hard I tried to find out how to put words onto a painting without the hard slog . At last I seem to have found a way of doing it. So before heading off on holiday I leave you this.

I am not sure what you will think of it but it has made me think of all the things I might do in the future.

I will be reading blogs while on holiday but unable to comment so sorry

Hope you are all well thinking of you all,

Hope you like .

Thursday, 16 June 2011

At The Going Down of the Sun

At The Going Down of the Sun

I have not painted very much in the last few weeks and what I have painted I have not been 100% happy with. Then of course like so many of us I never am. I had once again got to the point where I was allowing all the other things I do fill my days rather than head to the paint room and get on with it.

Last week I decided I could not pretend any longer. I decided to have a try at something I had not done for a long time. In truth I was trying to break out of the normal abstract mindset I seemed to have been caught up in.

SO I painted this seascape. Now please do not say it is good. It is not terrible enough for me to bin but it does have its little corners that could so easily have been better. It was different for me and that was enjoyable. I had to take my time concentrate on my subject and paint something that was recognisable as a place.  It was a good exercise for me and I share with you the finished work.

It has not stopped me from painting, or desiring to paint abstract but it has got me back into the paint room. Yesterday I ventured forth again and experimented with mixing poetry with art. I am not sure as yet if I will show it here but I am happy that I have managed something I did not know how to do before. More importantly I am back and painting again.

I look forward to now finding time to make comment again on the blogs of my many friends.

This blog is linked to my other.  Is It So Difficult To Be Honest.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Skins For Gadgets.

Skins For Gadgets.

As you all probably already know I am an IT  Geek. I just have never been able to resist the latest gadgets and gizmos. At the present moment each time I leave the house I make a check that I have remembered to pack into my shoulder bag the following. My MP3 Player, IPad2, Smartphone and my Kindle.

It has always been this way, the one real stumbling block from my ever becoming a fully enlightened Buddhist. My family continually ask me how the fight over the desire for technology is progressing? Each time the answer is the same. “Have you seen this latest piece of electronic wonder?”

The other day there I saw that it was possible to have a lovely gel skins made to cover all of the gadgets I have. I looked at all the possible designs and only one really caught my eye. I went to the website of the company and discovered I could have them made in my own design.

It was so easy to do, and I enjoyed the time it took. I used one of my artworks that had sold on the day I painted it. Although sold I still have the copyright.  It was a painting I had liked the moment it was finished. So although it is sold I will be able to enjoy it each time I take my Kindle out to continue reading my  book in progress. 

I should explain the Kindle is an  eBook reader.

Today’s artwork here and on my other blog is a screen shot of what the kindle will look like once I have encased it in its protective skin.  Below I have added another example, this time of my latest painting. My daughter likes this painting very much so I have decided to have a skin made for her using it.

Some of you might be interested in this. Watch this space for the on-going story.      

This blog is linked to my other. Becoming a Butterfly