‘Petalblood’: A gentle, spiralling flower

I like this one quite a bit — from the gradient of the colours to the blending, smudge-y patterns. Not really sure how I made some of this happen, if I’m being honest — but isn’t that the way it always goes? Play and experiment, and see what you make… Not entirely sure where the name came from. I think some of the swirly patterns … Continue reading ‘Petalblood’: A gentle, spiralling flower

An angular and fiery mess: ‘Autumnbrain’

This one is — as mentioned — a bit of a mess. I quite like the overall colours and textures, but I think I tried to cram too much into one piece. Perhaps these ideas would have worked better if properly fleshed out in their own, individual pieces? Ah, well. Can’t win ’em all. And I still quite like it, flaws and all. The name … Continue reading An angular and fiery mess: ‘Autumnbrain’

‘Forest Guardian’: Soothing, floral and magical

Let’s just get this out of the way: I still absolutely adore this piece. I’m so proud of it. I really, really love it. I know that sounds a bit egotistical — to say you love your own work — but it’s true. I’m really pleased with how it turned out… it feels so mystical. Like a gathering of faeries in the woods, or something, … Continue reading ‘Forest Guardian’: Soothing, floral and magical

Stream of consciousness translated into art: ‘Jam It’

I’m quite a big fan of slapping on my headphones, cranking some tunes and getting lost in my own little world(s). Whether I’m writing a story or making a piece of art, I find that the music I consume influences my work. This particular piece was made whilst in a meditative sorta trance, whilst listening to a playlist of the Jazz Hop Cafe (if you … Continue reading Stream of consciousness translated into art: ‘Jam It’

‘Petalstorm’: Wibbly-wobbly, pink and purple flowing… thing

Sorry for the gap between posts — occasionally I get super-busy. Also, running two blogs is a bit time-consuming. But I chose this, so, no complaining! 😀 Anyway, here’s the next one in the series, it’s called Petalstorm as that’s what came to mind first! I started to experiment a bit more with blending and bleeding colours into each other with this one. I still … Continue reading ‘Petalstorm’: Wibbly-wobbly, pink and purple flowing… thing

‘Lovebombs’: My inner-hippie further exposed

So, the last piece showed that I’m a hippie at heart. This piece further exposes my “lovey-dovey, we’re all equal, save the world, love not hate” side. This is a fairly simple piece, but sometimes you get this internal voice telling you that a piece is finished. “That’s enough, this one’s done.” You don’t wanna overdo it, sometimes (although, sometimes you do!). Anyway, here’s Lovebombs: Continue reading ‘Lovebombs’: My inner-hippie further exposed

My inner-hippie revealed: ‘Love is in Your Genes’

I think I really started to find my ‘voice’ with the previous two pieces, so from here on out I reckon the art gets ‘better’ in a sense. Of course, there are some ups and downs, and the pieces aren’t always ‘better’ than the previous (I think Pupae and Seasoul are better pieces, side-by-side), but my understanding of what I wanted to achieve and the … Continue reading My inner-hippie revealed: ‘Love is in Your Genes’

‘Seasoul’: My love for the ocean splashed across a canvas

Much like the previous piece, Pupae, I knew I was onto something special with this one. I credit this and the one before with being the pieces that really showed me that I could make some pretty good art (or at least, art that I like myself — and really, isn’t that all we can do?). It’s because of these two pieces that I didn’t … Continue reading ‘Seasoul’: My love for the ocean splashed across a canvas

A look into my inner psyche: ‘Pupae’

I knew when I made this one that I’d struck creative gold. It was my favourite thing that I’d done at the time, and remains something that I hold dear to my heart to this day. I’m still super-proud of this one — it’s quite simple, but I love it. The two-tone colour scheme upon a simple white background (purples and pinks and blues are … Continue reading A look into my inner psyche: ‘Pupae’

‘Walk Hand in Hand’: An expressive, abstract explosion

You might not have guessed, but I was listening to a lot of Rush when I made this one (R.I.P. Neil Peart). The title takes its name from the fantastic lyrics: “Ignorance and prejudice / And fear walk hand in hand.” — Rush, Witch Hunt (from the LP Moving Pictures, 1981) I still quite like this piece to this day — I feel it’s very … Continue reading ‘Walk Hand in Hand’: An expressive, abstract explosion