It’s been a groovy sort of a weekend, done lots of fun stuff.
One rather unexpected event was in the outside painting that we did yesterday. I actually put some paint to canvas myself. It’s the first time in over 3 years that I have done a painting.
I guess it’s a bit daft, a bit has been done, alot, and a lot better. I called this post ‘Getting a bit Pollock’ but I guess that’s actually quite an insult to Mr Pollock.
Typing this worthless ramble does remind me that I need to update some of the images I lost when I transferred the hosting though.
Anyway, here it is. If you want it, let me know!
Getting a bit Jackson Pollock
Really pleased with this drawing. It represents a mother babywearing, walking her child through a field. Not sure you can get all that from a few simple lines, but for me it is incredibly vivid.
- Babywearer, drawing by Dan Patmore
This is a drawing that’s actually from last nights streetlight drawing session, depicting someone walking into the sunrise. Really fond of the style I draw in these days, I just need to develop into something a bit more interesting. Any thoughts gratefully received.
sunrise walk by Dan Patmore
A drawing from my sketchbook, this is only a few months old, I stumbled upon it last night while I spent a blissful 45 minutes sat in the garden drawing by streetlight. Such a wonderful way to spend part of an evening.
I’ve decided to simply call this what it is, ‘Babywearer in the City’
Babywearer walking in the City by Dan Patmore
First drawing I thought I’d share is one I call Sapling. It’s a sapling child, based on an idea I have drawn various things around since I was 16 and working on an art project. The original concept came from a photo of my -then- baby niece, holding her hands above her head, wanting to be held.
The whole children growing like plants idea isn’t much of a leap when considering infants, however the idea was founded more in how her arms were spread in the picture. It was that which made me think of nature and children. Here’s a version from my sketchbook.
sapling child by Dan Patmore
A really simple painting (but then I suppose all of mine are). I love this and I vividly remember painting it. It wasn’t planned, it just all fell together. I remember sitting panicked and trying not to rush as I felt I was on to something. I really think I was.
This painting however, is full of regret. I sold it and very cheaply, I wish I had held on to it.
- Walk in the City, a painting by Dan Patmore
“Abstract Soul” is actually a personal favourite of mine. I was experimenting on a piece of shiny backing paper from a picture frame and came up with this in about five minutes. I used a black marker and spread the paint with my fingers. It’s not exactly a master piece, but I’m fond of it. It coyly sits on the back of my chest of drawers but it always catches my eye.
abstract soul, painting by Dan Patmore
“Identity” is definitely a painting that people find dark. I remember painting it whilst listening to ‘Live at the Gyspy Tea Rooms’ By Joseph Arthur (a great live recording, well worth a listen). I think I was actually in quite good spirits that day, but this is certainly brooding if not sinister.