I chose to paint this image as i had just visited Antony Gormley's "Another Place " myself, so i had a connection with it already and Alex's photographs really captured the emotions i felt whilst i was there. For this canvas i combined two photographs. I loved the colours in the sky and reflections in the water of the top image but i just loved the composition of the second photograph. I think the two have really worked well to make a whole complete painting capturing the mood of "Another Place"
Another Place is a piece of modern sculpture by Antony Gormley on Crosby Beach, Liverpool, UK. It consists of 100 cast iron sculptures of the artist's own body, facing towards the sea, spread out on a 2 mile stretch of beach. In common with most of Gormley's work, the figures are cast replicas of his own body. As the tides ebb and flow, the figures are revealed and submerged by the sea, in order to harness and explore man's relationship with nature.
Here is my last finished painting for 2014 "The Red Barn" based on Alex's photograph! I was drawn to this image as it holds a lovely variation of textures due to the depth of field and i just loved the rustic texture of the barn and wall against the fields. I think the different techniques i have used really work to achieve that depth in the picture and i even got a bit of pointillism in there too! What was amazing as i worked was all the colours popping out at me in all the green. I think they really work well together and add a liveliness to it!
Now just for Alex I decided to add in a friend for the white sheep! It's the little black sheep which wouldn't move into frame on his photo shoot!
Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you all in 2015! x
Diary of an artist
Here you will be able to keep track of my pieces of art as they develop step by step and witness the challenges i face.