My Week in Art #10 – ten whole weeks creating large abstract artworks
This week I have been putting the finishing touches to my current series of large abstract artworks. Firstly, by starting the largest of the lot, a canvas at 40 x 50 inches which will no doubt strip me of my best paint reserves! Keep an eye on my Instagram Stories, for updates and progress on my large abstract artworks in progress! Secondly, I am going through all of my testers and sketched to see what can be framed and made into products for my Etsy shop.
I also finally took my Mom and Brother to see my large abstract artworks at Sidewinder in Kemptown too. They loved it, it was really nice to be able to show them my work and has spurred me on with my artwork too to carry on working towards the next exhibit.
I’ve also been thinking about ways we can be more eco-friendly as an artist, using more reusable materials and recycling our waste materials in the proper manner. I have written my thoughts and tips on this here if you’d like a cheeky read of that. I think it’s an important one to think about. In a bid to be more “minimal” and waste free so using less paper and plastic wrapping when I create work and buy materials is a step in the right direction!
(pic from my time in the port of Seyðisfjörður )
Finally, I’ve been thinking about the relationship between the sea and creativity. Why is it places near the sea or even a body of water seem to attract creative types and artists? I’ve jotted down some theories, see if you agree or disagree with them. The picture above is from my time in Seyðisfjörður, after pulling a serious wobbler after driving over a mountain to get there, the scenery and atmosphere more than made up for it! Somehow in the few sparsely populated houses, there were mainly artists and creatives making woollen objects, paintings and installations. We also saw some classic Dawson’s Creek style obnoxious international hipsters too, in Seyðisfjörður of all places! See? It’s the Sea!!