Going Geometrical

I have had a client asking for a large black and white geometrical piece for their front hallway, to match their front floor mat!  What I have always called this type of art is ‘Interior Decor’ art and I haven’t been a fan of this type of work but it seems growing in popularity.

I must also admit that I don’t usually do geometrical as my art is more organic and flowing but I chose to rise to the occasion and accept the challenge.

The customer wanted a very simple pattern so initially I was not able to include any embellishments. Being large and all the straight lines and corners, it took ages!  However I found it a lesson in concentration and precision and great practice in painting straight lines.  The repetition I found to be mind relaxing as I was simply following the pattern and filling in the spaces.

geometric

I was however able to convince the client to allow me to include a quirky addition to the painting to give it some soul – a climbing man.

geometric-man

The reason I haven’t done geometric in the past is that I have always thought that it wasn’t artistically exciting enough.   However  I was slightly surprised hat after finishing the piece that I am now incentivised to try to experiment with some geometric patterns in my work. It will be interesting to so where it eventuates over time.

Returning to the Studio

It has been a long time since I have been able to spend time in my studio.
And it has been a long time since I have blogged; however I am now back.

After our travels it took a while to settle back into the swing of life.  We had to catch up with all our family, get the house and garden back to how we like it, visit friends, etc and just be.

Whilst I absolutely enjoyed the travel we did last year with all the fabulous experiences, all the interesting people and the exceptional art that we saw; it feels so good to now come back to my special place, my studio.

studio-oneAs with every craftsman, whilst inspiration and innovative ideas are necessary, your work is only as good as your tools.  Therefore I have undertaken a huge revamp, repositioning my workspace and the public Gallery space in my studio.  It now works so well and I think I have got it right, my perfect working environment!

Peter has been wonderful and a great help to me with everything – cleaning, moving and updating equipment, offering suggestions of placement to achieve optimum results, etc.

Let me know what you think of my revamped studio.

I have so much inspiration and I feel the need to commence.

I also have to start making more pieces for my retail outlets again.

So I will have much to blog about along the way but first I must PAINT.