CANDLE IN THE DIVINE WIND, watercolour on Arches cold pressed, 356gsm paper, 102 x 66cm (40 x 26ins).
CANDLE IN THE DIVINE WIND
A Video with music – Miles playing soprano saxophone and our own back track interpretation of Elton John’s Candle in the Wind (or Goodbye England’s Rose) – can be found on YouTube
Please feel free to forward, tweet, facebook or share – Diana still engenders passionate discussion and response and this art work is open to any individual interpretation.
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Tagged Art, CANDLE IN THE DIVINE WIND, contemporary art, creativity, diana, lady di, portrait, royal family, Watercolour
Here is my entry in this competition and if you clicky you’ll go to my Saatchi page where you may view the painting in full resolution and see what COMPOSITION is about. There are 3333 entrants … wooo … 50 will go through to the next round on community votes – that means you can help by ‘liking’ my entry on my Saatchi page – and 250 will go through by jury decision. From those 300 the judges will pick 30 to go forward to the next round. Ultimately there’ll be a winner!
Naked Valour is up on the DEFENCE OF RORKE”S DRIFT page under WATERCOLOURS. There’s a photo sequence of the work and a couple of my working sketches. This painting progressed smoothly despite interruptions – like outboard repair (sort of like fixing the car for dirt dwellers), barnacle scraping, learning Spanish and all those martinis on the back deck (I wish)!
Hasta luego, amigos.
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Tagged 24th Regiment of Foot, battlefields, colonial history, contemporary art, Fugitive's Drift, Lt. Bromhead, Naked Valour, Rorke's Drift, South Africa, Victoria Cross, Watercolour, Zulu
To stimulate creativity and fire imagination I have some favourite exercises that I’m sharing on this new page. I call these CREATIVE BLOBS … that’s what they are – blobs of watercolour or ink randomly brushed or splattered. I spend time looking until inspiration has me grabbing a pen to make them into something. Not as easy as it sounds. Go ahead and try – I’ve put some blobs up on the EXERCISES page. Here’s an example of a CREATIVE BLOB:
Go here to see what I made of it.