Over the years, my practice has looped back to working intuitively over and over and this is where I feel happiest. However, working in an intuitive, free, sub-conscious way is not without it’s issues. Working in this way means giving up any expectation of a result, no planning or hoping this will be the nextContinue reading “The problem with intuitive art…..”
Pen and ink mindful drawing – I love the little beasties peeping through!
A lot of my posts pose the question – is it art? And this week I have been thinking about my doodling and intuitive art practice. I have always doodled a lot, especially in long meetings and there is evidence that it helps you listen, so I have taken that to be a good thing!Continue reading “Mindful drawing, doodling, adult colouring… is it art?!”
This week I was intriged by an article in Hackaday about Midjourney – an AI bot which makes images out of textual prompts given to it by the user. It’s pretty geeky stuff, and I don’t claim to understand what it’s doing but I managed to sign up for the free version and get itContinue reading “AI… is it art? And if it is am I out of a job?!”
So, my tip to stop procrastinating? Reflect (journal even) on why, what are you avoiding? Are you giving yourself valuable thinking space before making your next move?
I have long had an interest in mindfulness and drawing but today was a first when I took part in an online Zoom meditation drawing session guided by artist Katie Solohub. Whilst I have a daily meditation practice, I have not ever tied my art and my meditation together before. However, it makes sense thatContinue reading “Listen to the silence…..”
This week I have been thinking about drawing – specifically the need to recreate a visual scene accurately or at least semi accurately. For the past few weeks I have been going to the same spot most days and drawing. But nothing I have drawn would be recognisable as the physical place. However for meContinue reading “Does a drawing have to look like somewhere?”
I am working on extending my new series based on Forton Lake and developing some more work based on the area. I have been spending a lot of time, mindfully recording what I see, what I hear and what I feel when I walk around the shores of the lake. An interesting exercise to doContinue reading “A Mindful moment – sound drawings”
After a lot of work, I have produced three paintings that I am very pleased with, that convey my feelings about the creek near my home. Like many of us, I started reallly seeing my local area during the pandemic and I expect a lot more work in the future which is inspired by thisContinue reading “Forton Creek Series”
I’ve been working hard on the abstraction course and it’s been challenging! I realised that I had become stuck. Working in such detail and in a concious way had led me down a narrow path and I ended up in ‘neat cul-de-sac’ and going nowhere! So I did a great exercise for becoming unstuck, oneContinue reading “Stuck…..”