What I really like about this painting is how the green background ‘bleeds’ through into the skin tones.
Today I did a study of Frederic Fiebig’s 1905 Self Portrait.
Facial Planes are the building blocks of shading to create a 3D effect in a painting.
My work will examine the appropriation and subversion of spirituality. This will be a focus on the exploitation of people seeking spiritual enlightenment by individuals who have commercialised spirituality, making it a consumer commodity, to lure people with false promises and absurd claims whilst motivated only by money.
The style that I was playing with in both paintings is Fauve Expressionism, whereas I will be attempting classical realism in the reinterpretation of this exercise over the next few weeks.
When I first ‘met’ Petra during our art studies last year she was only 18 years old yet the artwork that she has produced would have you believe that she is much older, and convinces me that she is a prodigy. Petra excels at art, music… Continue Reading “Artist Interview: Petra Kakakios”
In today’s WP Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You! I get to choose a superpower. This is the brief: You get to chose one superpower. Pick one of these and explain your choice. – The ability to speak and understand any language –… Continue Reading “A better world”
Laughter, like art, is a universal language. It is something everyone understands, regardless of language or cultural barriers, and it is contagious. Whilst there is not much to laugh about during the refugee crisis currently dominating our headlines, there is hope that joyous… Continue Reading “Laugh in the face of evil”
The Eighth Sin In response to the WP Daily Prompt:“Remember the seven cardinal sins? You’re given the serious task of adding a new one to the list — another trait or behavior you find particularly unacceptable, for whatever reason. What’s sin #8 for you? Why?” Cruelty… Continue Reading “Cruelty, the 8th deadly sin”
It is my great pleasure to introduce readers to Australian portrait artist, Stephen Tiernan. His portraits are beautifully rendered with expressive brushstrokes and exquisite palettes; however, Tiernan goes beyond that. He successfully manages to capture the emotions of his models, breathing an extraordinary life-like quality into his portraits, giving us – the viewer… Continue Reading “Artist Interview: Stephen Tiernan”
One of the my greatest pleasures since starting my studies in Fine Art has been to connect with other artists. Gaye Tait from Australia is one such artist whose work leaves me breathless and wanting more. Her style, while fresh and playful with a satisfying Klimt-like familiarity, is strong and timeless.… Continue Reading “Artist Interview: Gaye Tait”
Daily Prompt: “Are you a night owl or an early bird? When do you do your best work?” Because the Night I’m on a 12 week study break at the moment before starting my 2nd year undergrad studies in Fine Art & Visual Culture.… Continue Reading “Narrative Portrait”
Daily prompt: Literate for a Day Someone or something you can’t communicate with through writing (a baby, a pet, an object) can understand every single word you write today, for one day only. What do you tell them? Birth of an Easel from Anndelize… Continue Reading “Dear Easel,”
Pomegranates, a watercolour painting I did while processing my mother’s death.
Pointillist Vase, 2015. Acrylic paint on primed paper. Size: A4.