HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! BLESSINGS ALL .. Its been a while .. and yes I have joined the ranks of ipad owners. Its quite a surprise, since I have not been attracted to pursuing my art digitally before, but when I asked my Spirit helpers last autumn for guidance about my artwork, they were unequivocal - use an ipad.
Well I am enjoying it. I haven't moved beyond the classic 'brushes' app yet, I know which ones I want to explore next, but there is so much to try out just within the permutations of this one app for the time being. As you can see below, I am very absorbed in building up textures , as well as the playfulness the instantaneous palette of lovely colours brings. There are things I cant do with it, of course, but having to work within certain constrictions is often inspiring ..
So thank you, Spirits, this technology has given my drawing a much needed shot in the arm, as well as being an interesting way to try things out for actual paintings.
Here are 5 examples, I don't really know whether to call them drawings or paintings. I would love to know what anyone thinks who reads this - see my email address at the side of this blog, or leave a comment..
From a friend's comment this is called "Woolly Jumpers & Celandines"
It came in the doing..
"Riverbank 2" - In this one I was thinking back to walking in a valley in the Cairngorms last autumn
"Stone Movement " - These textures & patterns came from sitting with a stone, a palm sized pebble, which sits comfortably in my hand. It called out to me on a local beach where lots of water was pouring over the sands to reach the sea. It is teaching me a lot.
"Arriving / Leaving" - This one is an image of the feeling of energy leaving me during shamanic work .. some is leaving, & other energy is arriving..
"Revealed " - A young tree which is teaching me a lot at the moment was suddenly caught in my torch beam on a dark cloudy night recently. Our ongoing conversation is private, but perhaps this drawing conveys something of that moment of communication.