Category Archives: Magical realism

November 30th Colour Art

For my last post of the month I have simply drawn something straight from my imagination. My final picture has the hint of a fairy tale to it,what do you think? Next month, I will be looking at illustrators, so … Continue reading

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November 29th Colour Art

Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is today’s inspiration. Calder is perhaps best known for his mobile designs, but he also made many paintings using gouache – similar to poster paints.¬†He started off producing paintings¬†of animals in the 1920’s, but by the 1930’s … Continue reading

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November 28th Colour Art

Today’s inspiration is my all time favourite artist, Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Matisse first came to my attention through his Fauve Art paintings, which are wonderful works, but what really inspires me about his art is his textile designs. What impresses … Continue reading

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November 27th Colour Art

Today, I have turned my attention to James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Whistler, an American-born painter, relocated to London in the 1850’s, where he produced many inspirational landscapes – in and around the borough of Chelsea. Although influenced by the French … Continue reading

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November 26th Colour Art

My inspiration for today’s colour exercise is the Eden Project in St Austell, Cornwall. It’s a place that I make an annual pilgrimage to most years. The pictures I have drawn inspiration from are photos I took just before Christmas … Continue reading

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November 25th Colour Art

Posted late due to Internet connection issues. Picture sourced from Wikimedia Commons, as before.

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November 24th Colour Art

Today, I’m looking at Paul Klee (1879 – 1940), an artist who is widely recognized for his contribution to the field of colour theory. This of course, makes his painting highly relevant for my Colour Art project. I find his … Continue reading

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