The third group of images from the resulting film – Sheeler for this weeks Charles Sheeler inspired Kick about on Red’s Kingdom. As always the yearn to see these images large scale on a crisp white wall is something I daydream about, as well as seeing the film projected on multiple walls to feel transported somewhere else
A second set of shapely images from the resulting film – entitled Sheeler created for this weeks Kick about on Red’s Kingdom. Galvanised by the art of Charles Sheeler, I had this film in mind, aiming to see those geometric shapes moving through space accompanied by lots of colour that interject and melt into each other. It was a joy to create and felt as though everything flowed and fell into place better than I could have imagined.
Charles Sheeler being the muse for the latest creative Kick About over on Red’s Kingdom stimulated me to create a film. Sheeler’s modernist work makes me ponder the industrial revolution, the building up and tearing down of sprawling metropolises in all their in-betweens of metal, cement and beams. The shapely blocks of colour makes me think of movement, like a time-lapse of something that is always being altered. I created my film by modelling quick and dirty shapes in 3D, then tinkered with the camera to pull the focal length back and added many of the shapes in a line, through which the camera cranes. I added little movements here and there to the shapes to make things feel dynamic.
The Burning Landscape #3
The third and final cluster of images created in response to JMW Turner’s Vesuvius in Eruption. Leaning into what the photograph was telling this bunch took a different turn to its predecessors.
The Burning Landscape #2
A second assortiment of mixed media photography created for this weeks JMW kick About over on Red’s Kingdom. The goal being to turn my photography of Rural Ireland into ruinous oil paintings.
The Burning Landscape #1
This weeks fortnightly creative prompt over on Red’s Kingdom is the painting – Vesuvius in Eruption by Joseph Mallord William Turner. I was awestruck by the colours of turners painting, especially the light and darkness and contemplated about how the land after Mount Vesuvius would have been teamed in nothing but dark ash and charred to a crisp. The suffocating poison smoke billowing into the air, the wispy remains of trees and how the lava would have cemented over the landscape. I decided to seep through the surplus of landscape photography I have of of rural Ireland and gave a whirl of harmonising in apocalyptic darker hues to turn my photography into the style of ruinous oil paintings. Here is some mixed media images created by digitally painting over my photography of those images of rural Ireland.
A third set of abstracted landscapes, exploring shapes and blocks of colour – more on the way.
A second set of abstracted digital paintings. I am enjoying the process of these peculiar landscapes and of course working with an abundance of colour is always good!
Recently being introduced to the shapely creations of Charles Sheeler as well as visiting an exhibition of Milton Avery has left me bubbling with inspiration. What was so interesting about Milton Avery’s work and the way the exhibition was laid out, showed that throughout his career his paintings started to boil down to its core essence of pure unfiltered blocks of colour. Avery become inspired by friends such as Mark Rothko and his once detailed paintings were abstracted into lovely shapes as he became noted as a master of colour. Seeing his art in person really feels makes it feel that way. Here is some initial abstracted digital paintings created after absorbing the work of both Sheeler and Avery. I very much enjoy creating this way, sometimes the paintings feel like a jigsaw puzzle with the puzzle being to always work out what colours work well together. It always feels cathartic when the overall composition feels balanced. More on the way and I am also excited to announce that a print store is coming very very soon.
A third and final set of mirage landscapes inspired by Augustus Osborne Lamplough.