Sunday, 29 August 2010

More paintings & drawings

Here are a few paintings and drawings I created over the last few months but hadn't uploaded yet.

Pansy flowers  
(watercolour pencils)

Winter landscape 1 
(non-permanent lumo black pen & water)

Winter landscape 1 
(watercolour pencils)

Butterfly on flower 

(watercolour and black pen)

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Artwork inspired by Shetland

While beachcombing on the Sands of Breckon on the the island of Yell in Shetland, I was fascinated about the geology of the landscape. It inspired me to create a painting with items like dried seaweed, shells, rocks (serpentine, schist) and sand, minerals (mica) and drift wood. So boxes were filled and the concept started to develop...

For this piece I used acrylic paint. Modelling paste was added first to create extra texture for the mountainous landscape on the bottom right. Then I glued the found items in a way that land and sea would be in balance like Ying Yang. Some artificial lichen was added because this is an important part of the landscape. The canvas size is 50 x 50 x 1.5 cm.

Monday, 2 August 2010

HD video Shetland

My first attempt in editing and uploading an HD video. It's a compilation of various footage from sea kayaking and underwater scenes like jellyfish, sea urchins, deadman's fingers and coral. It took me a few days to figure out how to get it just right (and three software packages for editing), but it's all worth it I think!
Have a look yourself and get inspired by Shetland's fascinating landscape.....