I painted this from a photo I took of a tree in the Auckland Domain. I was drawn to it not only because of the colour of the leaves (which were actually more of a gold) but also the asymmetrical shape. While I struggled with the colour mixing/matching, and painting a convincing shadow under the tree, I like the overall expressiveness of the painting.
I don’t particularly like Jim Carrey’s paintings, and I do worry about what goes on in his head sometimes, but I find this video really inspiring. I love his sense of play and purpose.
I sketched this from a photo of our previous cat, Monty, sleeping on his back. Sadly, he was hit by a car and died (a while ago). We got a new cat, Luna, near the end of last year, and she looks remarkably like Monty. I’ve tried to sketch her, but so far she hasn’t lay still long enough. I think she knows when I’m trying.
This is a rope ball that our cat plays with. It was attached to a scratching structure, but, as you can see from the shreaded bit at the top, she managed to free it. 🙂
The next time you look at art, really look at it. Spend time in front of it. How do you really respond? Not to the name and its reputation, or lack of it, but to the work itself.Ian Roberts, Creative Authenticity