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.

 

 

 

 

 

24 ways to create Art – Method Three and Four

sydney opera house Architecture, the art of projecting and designing buildings, and managing space
Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements. Architecture has to do with planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience to reflect functional, technical, social, environmental and aesthetic considerations. It requires the creative manipulation and coordination of materials and technology, and of light and shadow. Often, conflicting requirements must be resolved. The practise of Architecture also encompasses the pragmatic aspects of realizing buildings and structures, including scheduling, cost estimation and construction administration. Documentation produced by architects, typically drawings, plans and technical specifications, defines the structure and/or behavior of a building or other kind of system that is to be or has been constructed.  For example the Sydney Opera House, a superb piece of architecture and it is instantly recognised world wide

In formation sourced from Wikipedia.

Graffiti is writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface, often in a public place.] Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and it has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.graffiti-art3

In modern times, paint (particularly spray paint) and marker pens have become the most commonly used graffiti materials. In mostcountries, marking or painting property without the property owner’s consent is considered defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime.

Graffiti may also express underlying social and political messages and a whole genre of artistic expression is based upon spray paint graffiti styles. Within hip hop culture, graffiti has evolved alongside hip hop musicb-boying, and other elements.[3] Unrelated to hip-hop graffiti,[citation needed] gangs use their own form of graffiti to mark territory or to serve as an indicator of gang-related activities.

Controversies that surround graffiti continue to create disagreement amongst city officials, law enforcement, and writers who wish to display and appreciate work in public locations. There are many different types and styles of graffiti and it is a rapidly developing art form whose value is highly contested and reviled by many authorities while also subject to protection, sometimes within the same jurisdiction.

In formation sourced from Wikipedia.

Why do Artists Paint and Why do I paint?

When an Artist offers their work to the world, they are offering a peek into their inner selves.   For when we paint, it is to free our soul.  Words do not matter, it is colours and how the paint ends up on the canvas, that tell the story. Our deep seated sub conscious comes to life and we are often surprised with the end result.

Sometimes we think we know what we are going to paint at the beginning but as the work evolves and we go through the process, the end result of totally different to what was planned. Yet other times we don’t know what the painting is going to be, yet we start painting anyway – and the outcome becomes something you always imagined it would be.

For me, the fun is not painting things that you see around you the way they are – within the confined dimensions of space and time,  but in creating an image that is an experience – I call it  tasting with your eyes.

Myself, once I have finished a piece of art, I am finished with it and can’t wait to move on to the next one.

So I put my art out there and when someone buys a piece, I am grateful and glad that it is appreciated and has found a happy home.

Therefore today is a momentous day,  I am extremely happy to announce that I sold my first 2 pieces of art through my

Etsy Shop – ArtiSueBee.

I hope they are the first of many more. bouquet pansies

These sales have energised me to replace and create.  I am so excited I can hardly sleep, I need to start painting.

So visit my ArtiSueBee shop at:   https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/ArtiSueBee

Please adopt some of my art and give them a good home.

That way I will have greater space in the studio to create more of my ‘little bursts of colour’.