'Kite Flying' by OE Alexander
I've just finished two new art works this week. One is based on a childhood memory called 'Kite Flying'.
I can still remember standing on the hilltop, the cold wind in my hair, hanging on to the kite string for dear life as the wind tried to steal it from my hand. Sometimes it would crash to the ground and we would run home and see if Dad could fix it. I can still feel my cold cheeks burning from the wind!
'Kite Flying' is mixed media on a 24x24" gallery canvas. I also used a different colour palette for this one, a bit of an experiment but I wanted rich, warm colours as I knew the background would be quite dark. I really like this colour combination and will use it again.
It's strange, sometimes, where our inspiration comes from as an artist. It may be something as simple as a colour or texture in nature. I have found that since I have begun to write a blog it has helped stir up my creative thinking. The exercise of thinking creative words to describe what I'm trying to convey has really helped me to picture in my head what I also want to put onto canvas. After all, art is another voice. It gives us artists an opportunity to say what we see and feel but without the use of words. Quite empowering actually.
Anyway, the second painting is a small work, just 11x14". Quite a simple piece. A sunflower 'Touched by the Sun'.The old saying 'less is more' is what I had in mind when I painted this acrylic on acid free, fibre paper collaged on to canvas. The colour palette is warm, oranges, earth reds, burnt umber, raw sienna and a final glaze of Vat Orange (PO43).
'Touched by The Sun' by OE Alexander
Hope you like them.
Ciao for now, Liv