Thursday, October 26, 2006

Daily sketch

'If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.'
- Vincent Van Gogh

"We are what we repeatedly do."
- Aristotle

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A few sketches

"Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in 2 small jumps."
- David Lloyd George

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Drawing towards a goal

I signed up with Michael Newberry's mentorship programme and am really excited about the direction this is going to take my artwork. Having to think more about the why in what I am doing I hope will make the art more engaging. I do believe that work that the artist was excited about and was involved in a personal level adds something extra.

The drawings are just sketches that I am going to develop into drawings and later into paintings working through various stages - composition, light, colour and on to the final piece.

In subject matter I am trying to be more symbollic though these symbols maybe entirely personal to me and not recognised by the viewer, bringing in that personal excitement and involvement. I hope that others will get something from the work too.

My art materials arrived at last so I have no excuses anymore to not do any work. Unpacking tubes of paint was like finding old friends.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

all artwork is copyright of Anita Murphy 2006/2007/2008/2009