SFX Art Blog
StarFields Art Blog - Art with StarFields
Alright so no painting is painting itself here literally. A canvas jumping out of the cupboard, sticking out it's little arms and legs, undoing the paint tube and with squeals of pleasure, beginning to apply Alizarin Crimson to themselves in long, slow strokes ... ;->
What I'm talking about here is a process by which some paintings "arrive" - like Gold Fall.
Just put this title down - that's funny. A "classic" symbol painting. A traditional symbol painting. The first one of those was in 2004, but I do know what I mean by that.
A classic symbol painting is created by movements of a hand holding a pen or brush in response to the instruction, "Give me something ..."
I love The Genius Symbols. They have brought immeasurable joy into my life, I have just had such a good time making different symbol sets, and eventually, I made a symbol game board, an acrylic painting on canvas.
I use it for special purposes and always regretted I couldn't take it with me when I went away to a conference or such; and when I came across a company who prints custom art scarves the other day, the The Genius Symbol Mandala literally jumped into my mind. But before we got started on that, there was the vector version to be done ...
Some time ago, I sent someone a The Gift and it was a Seahorse. First time that I can recall I had any dealings with this particular creature or metaphor, as the case may be ...
Here is my seahorse drawing, the symbol hybrid, and a seahorse vector version, plus a couple of cute animated seahorses and a seahorse to print out for coloring in.
I gave a short 15 minute presentation on The Genius Symbols at the AMT conference last year. Normally I draw the symbols live to show how simple they are and ask the audience to guess what they might be to demonstrate they are easy to learn, so that's what I did. This caused a certain gentleman to give me a set of canvases for Christmas and the idea/task to make a symbol set for group demonstrations. I did and here they are.
Well, technically speaking it's a volcano in a tea cup, or a glass coffee mug, but let's not split hairs here. It's a cup, it's storm and I had fun making it.
This is a model re-enactment of ...
A portrait of former snooker world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan based on an original photograph by by Monique Limbos.
A commission for an August birthday - Leo The Lion.
Inspired by Taurus, my second Star Sign Symbol Hypbrid painting.
Must be something in the air - silver and gold?
Two new classic symbol paintings for July 2011, West End and Dancing Through The Hard.
Once in a while, it's time to update the self image - lol!
The picture of me that's widely used everywhere was taken in 2007, that's over four years ago now, and I've got a lot greyer and a lot fatter since then. Ooh time passes when you're having fun! So I thought I'll have me a new self portrait today, SFX at the console ...
The book of fairy tales, The Golden Horse, originally had for every story a symbol hypbrid painting as an illustration, a plate at the beginning of each new fairy tale.
But as full color publishing was deemed to costly by the publishing company, a different set of images was ordered from another artist instead. Now, with the publication of the Kindle & Ipad version of The Golden Horse, the original images in glorious technicolor have taken their rightful place alongside the stories.
Honestly! Some works of art seem to have a mind of their own ... This "poem dreaming tree" is elusive! First it went underground for over 7 years, never to be seen. Then when it was found again, it disappeared once more and after a lengthy search of all hard drives and external servers, re-discovered.
Haha! Now I shall post it here and it can't escape anymore - bad tree!
One of the most fascinating things I've learned about art is that art doesn't get better when the artist gets older. Any inspired work of art can't be bettered; it's perfect as it is and can't be improved upon. It's not a curve from being useless to getting good then great; real art doesn't work that way.
Which has many repercussions across time and space for the development of the artist.
There's some thing going on with angels at the moment, don't know what it is ...
Still, angels are a good thing so let's not dwell and instead, take a trip to angel city.
Once in a while, it seems my marps want to do their thing.
This little painting is one of those occasions ...
Project Sanctuary 1993 had the original "DragonRising" as its logo.
Now it's 2011, the new Project Sanctuary book is just being published in the VIP club, and so it was time for a new site design for http://ProjectSanctuary.com
Funny road signs, blank funny road signs in transparent PNGs, dinosaurs in a British suburb and my visual take on "The Truth Is A Pathless Land" (as not to scare the young NLPlings) ...
It's all connected ... ;->
It is really difficult when you do energy magic by any other name to make a distinction between a magical object and an art object, because they are one and the same.
So I've made three magic wands. Should I post this to the magic site and call it "a tool for magic"? Should I post it here and call these magic wands "energy art objects" or "sculpture"? I think that without magic, art is pointless and without art, magic sucks; so I tossed a coin and here we are - see my three new magic wands on http://1-art.eu instead of http://magic-spells-and-potions.com .
Whilst making 23 porcelain clay pyramids by hand the other day and as usual, failing to make them all look exactly the same, and indeed, succeeding in making 23 pyramids in the end that were completely individual and unique each, it occurred to me that in this day and age, perhaps a part of being an artist is just that - to make original pieces that don't look and feel as though a computer and a clever CAD program made them.
I'm not a machine ...
I really have to ask - is there anything as incredibly satisfying and wonderful as casting metal? Making an object that has never existed before, starting with the original sculpture, making a mould, then melting the cold hard metal so it becomes liquid and pouring it into the mould, then that final amazing moment when you free the metal object from the mould and you hold it in your hand for the first time?
Oooh what an artist's dilemma!
There's the pure art, the really meaningful stuff, where you know what you are doing and you're the best you can be as a good, honest artist ... and then folk say, "What the f***k is that? Which way up is it supposed to be? Is that a beansprout or a surfboard?"
I received a commission to paint a symbol hybrid featuring Taurus The Bull for a Christmas gift.
Taurus The Bull is a fabulous, mystical creature, extremely magical, extremely resonant and a powerful symbol on many different levels so that was both a challenge and an opportunity to do some magic art and create something I love ...
The five petalled rose is a mystical super-symbol that turns up in just about every major esoteric mythology.
The rose is found in Christian symbology but also in many other places, including as the heraldic emblem of the place where I was born. Here is my version of the mystical White Rose in png.
21-43 of 72
This site is a SpaceNode.
If you would like a site like this to put your ideas on the WWW, click HERE.