dirty train windows and pristine beaches
western light and tall trees
missing my studio and trying out acrylics on my bedroom floor
A3 sketchbook and A2 cartridge pad
- Posted by donegallizdoyle in Uncategorized, Wales
- Tagged: #abstractart, acrylics, beach, Borth, Ceredigion, coast, contemporary art, Powys, sketchbook, winter, Ynyslas
I am so taken with both the photos and the paintings. They look endless (the views in the paintings) and yet I understand they are small in size. How you do that, I don’t know, but I love the feeling of no limits.
The view on the beach indeed felt infinite, with the reflections! I think the sketches mostly catch a bit of that because of the lack of symmetrical edges. Its always a quandary for me, how to keep hold of that openness – an unstretched piece of canvas, with rough painted edges, or a piece of paper, painted with uneven, tapering or even torn edges, has so much space and distance. But how to present it? Framing/stretching/mounting – whatever – boxes it in and you lose that infinity! *sigh*
Yes, I am thinking about it now that you have highlighted it. Framing does just that – frames and sets boundaries. Where in reality there are none. Neat and orderly, frames are, but not representative of the whole. I guess that is the point, that the artwork is just part of a whole? But what if infinity is the point? I am enjoying thinking about this.
Lovely set of photos and sketches
Thanks very much 🙂