MY WEEK IN ART #20 – FRESH COLOURS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2018
Fresh Colours and New Art for 2018
So, I’ve been putting together some new swatches for prints and large paintings I am currently printing figures onto and trying out new colours. These fresh colours are really giving me the “bleak new year, freezing cold Winter” feels. With arctic blues against tainted white snow tones, muted neutral beiges and an earthy green, they are really feeling like something fresh and satisfying for the foreseeable…
I finished one piece and decided to frame it, it features a figure kneeling with arms crossed. This piece is available, framed in my Etsy shop now.
I’m currently filling my sketchbook with figurative life drawings, and looking into how feelings can effect stance and posture. I really like to channel an emotion through my prints, even if that emotion is read in a completely different way to the viewer. My friend had said she sees “carnivals” in my artwork which is something I would never think of myself!
Also, I think this weekend marks the beginning of the Brighton Artist Open Houses! I am very much looking forward to going around them maybe the weekend after this one. They are so inspiring and a great way to meet people in the local area. I will, of course, be blogging my standouts like the previous times too and like these!
As if this is the 20th “My Week in Art” already, the time has absolutely flown by since starting this blog, going part-time with my work, making art on a daily basis and selling art on Etsy and Saatchi Art. It’s still very early days too but I am excited to see where the New Year takes me!
Favourites, Fresh Colours and Fresh Ideas for This Week…
Absolutely delightful homemade watercolour paints.
Not needed, totally necessary.
In Conversation Piece (2013) by Gabriela Golder – loved at Whitechapel Gallery last weekend.