Sunday, 28 April 2013

Found Series and Alfred Wallis

I am experimenting putting some of my current and past pieces into 50cm square recessed frames.

                                                 I think this works well using card mount.

I have made a tissue background to try out on this piece but not sure 

 This is using card mount 

On card mount
It was a joy finding these pieces on walks last week at Dunwich the long thin piece was hidden amidst a lump of sea weed

On tissue - not sure

I have recently been to an Alfred Wallis exhibition at the Time and Tide  museum at Gt.Yarmouth. 
I missed it at Kettles Yard last year and was so pleased to visit with a good friend.
You may remember my obsession with boats from past posts.

I bought a book called ALFRED WALLIS Ships and Boats at the museum that accompanies the exhibition. 
I was sitting on the beach reading it with the sun beating down on my face feeling it energising my spirits. 
Some of the paintings depict boats with large fish swimming underneath  or flying beside them. Wallis often spoke of the fish he painted as the soul of a ship. " for each boat has a soul, a beautiful soul shaped like a fish, so the fish I've painted aren't fish at all, you wouldn't be any good without a soul, would'ee?"

After reading and enjoying over 70 illustrations it contains I decided to go hunting for found objects and I couldn't believe it when I found the fish shaped piece of wood with its gaping mouth and eye also the bird shapes on its tail. So the work in progress shows the soul of the boat on its back.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

New Year Paintings

Inspired by  Covehythe and Minsmere walks .

Work in progress

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

New Year visiting coast

The first two pics follow on from previous blog last year.
The white painted drift wood was found on Dunwich beach I think the wood works well with the piece made from gaffer tape, sand, etc.

The second piece uses another found piece of wood found on the tide line along with the mussel shells I love the strip of blue paint on the wood and the holes which are convenient to hang the piece from.

Last weekend I spent a couple of days at the coast staying at The Crown at Westelton a big treat we went for a walk along the beach at  Covehythe to take pictures of cliff etc it is a while since we visited it the erosion is really marked since our last walk there. I am planning to use the pics of cliff, church along with found objects as inspiration for some new work.

The Church on the approach to Covehythe village. The markings on and the texture,and colouring of the field is inspiring. The line of trees  are dwarfed by the impressive church tower. Access to the beach is discouraged so we had to walk along the nearby footpath.

A church within a much larger original church.

Erosion on cliff

A sagging cliff edge the woven vegetation sparks off ideas

The cliffs are eroding from top and bottom undercutting the cliff a very recent cliff fall

Looking towards Southwold

Stones, copper, tiles, found on beach walks at Covehythe and Minsmere.
Have started a painting will share it with you soon.