The Ocean Looks Longingly to the Sky

First layer in oils. Trying to get an idea of when to push on painting and when to stop. There seems to be a real art in its self of knowing just the right balance. Some paintings I feel, look beautiful with pencil lines and canvas poking through, a homage to the very process and act of making. While others require a more finessed approach. Once the initial drawing is correct it's a matter of feverish laying down of the palette then the canvas. Maybe a few more subtle tweaks and then leave it alone for a few days, to look upon with fresh eyes. There is only so much that can be done in one sitting and at 1 metre x 1 metre, only so many hours in the day between children and such to work. At this first stage of the painting I find it really important to get the whole image down, to blend colours and shift the paint. The second layer will best suit any refining or glazing elements. ...

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  • 3D Sculptural Wave in Wood. Memories of Blue
  • 3D Sculptural Wave in Wood. Memories of Blue
  • 3D Sculptural Wave in Wood. Memories of Blue

A little insight into the process involved in creating a piece like Memories of Blue (soon to be made in perspex.) My final year of study sort to find a way to embrace both traditional and modern mediums. A highly unique methodology has been researched and developed to create this engaging art piece. A hybrid of traditional and contemporary art practices, this piece culminates both eras of art making. The software utilised to create the waves structures, allows for complex patterns, not easily formed by hand given natures intricacies, but possible with the advent of the computer married with mathematics. Driven by complex mathematical algorithms which are based in statistical models of deep ocean waves. Then a time consuming process of cutting the pine wood begins, driven by the computers geometric modelling, the machine forms the sculptures waves. This piece is unique in that i ...

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  • To be Longing for Belonging

Oil on Canvas. The Clouds are raining, longing to return to the sea,  belonging together in unison. A cyclic love affair worthy of a symphony. Colossal Wellington clouds are the stuff  stories and legend are made of. ...

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Clouds in the Sea

Oil on Wooden Round. Experimenting with shifting the paint and actively allowing the subconscious process to dictate, instead of the conscious. ...

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