Lantana – sketchblogging, inner stirrings, paint & inspiration

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#416 Lantana
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I think that is what is is called, it is among these that the body is found in the movie Lantana (Great Movie)

This is the last one from the Sydney trip in this batch, we now move on to horses a week later in New Zealand – that is the trouble with mt journalling here – I can’t just post up as I go, just too busy. So the journal is all out of chronological order.

Never mind. Even if the chronology is messy there is are journeys running through this year of the sketch:

  • Lots in New Zealand & Christchurch
  • Some trips to Wellington
  • Christmas I did a real sketch trip to Aoraki – Mt. Cook, this was a good warmup to more travel sketching
  • Then Napier, but just did not manage to sketch much at all – too much NZAP Conference work.
  • Australia for a week, late March 2007, beaches, bush, cityscapes, flowers & wildlife – more to catch up on.

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The sketchblogging is important to me, I like it & will keep going with it post TS.

The recent line & wash suits that – a sort of sketchbook style.

It will stand me in good stead as I go to San Francisco and New York in July, August.

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I feel something new coming up though. More focus on something within combined with more explorations of paint, digital paint.

What follows are a few samples of the sort of painting by others I am enjoying . Inspiration – other people’s work follows:

John Badcock

New Zealand – Geraldine not far from here.

Look at that paint.

http://www.badcock.co.nz/

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Marianne Kolb

http://www.stewartgallery.com/main/artists/Kolb.html

I like the paint and how her “hand comes through, her signature, also her serene focus, and her artist statement is great.

http://www.mariannekolb.com/statement.html

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3 Replies to “Lantana – sketchblogging, inner stirrings, paint & inspiration”

  1. Very vivid ….the flowers come alive , yet in a basic non detailed work ……. Admire the way you merge travel and painting ….. r u a trained artist ?

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