Monday, 26 October 2015

Animal? Mineral? Vegetable!

This wonder arrived in the vegetable box this week.
The lovely colour and shape is so mesmerizing I could look at this for ages. Nature is so varied.

Romanesco broccoli... you are my inspiration of the week!

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Visual painting inspiration...still flowers blooming!

Although it is now starting to get colder there are still some plants around that are flowering in my garden. These fellas are giving me great inspiration for my next paintings which I have just started.

...especially the colour, compostion and shapes. Yummm! Now just the dialogue with the paintings!
...have a great week!

Monday, 12 October 2015

Autumn landscape

The colours that are around in the landscape at the moment  are getting my creative juices going. Isn't this just beautiful!All those earth colours. and that blanket of sky leading into the distance.... blue sky beyond? let's hope so!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Ai WeiWei exhibition at R.A. London.

Last week I went to see this interesting exhibition at the R.A.
 In the courtyard you were met by this piece.

Then inside..
This last image was a piece about an earthquake which had killed many including hundreds of children. Possibly due to cheap construction methods. So here WeiWei had the rods removed from the buildings and straightened. There was also a wall with the names and ages of those who had died. Very moving.

 All very thought provoking. I was also struck by the way Wei-Wei made use of specialist craftspeople, whose trades and knowledge are under threat in our modern society.