I wanted to start this new year with texture! Texture is an element of art that is crucial to my work. Whether I am making a low-relief wall hanging, painting or jewelry - texture always seems to be there. Sometimes only the appearance of texture is there, but can take an artwork out of the realms of flatness to legions of depth.
I am always looking for texture or it is always finding me! Either way, I see and usually try to capture it with my camera. I want to start sharing my texture shots with you more regularly.
I hope you find them as inspirational as I do...
Can you guess what this is?
I am a big fan of circles, which is what immediately caught my attention when I saw this. Then having a closer look, seeing the velvety texture and the organic nature of the circles, a photo was a must.
It is a cup of hot chocolate! I was about to drink it down when the surface caught my eye!
What could I do with this, you ask?
Many things come to mind, however, I most enjoy thinking about how I could translate the circle pattern into a painting. Large circles with tiny circles around them. The creamy brown color I also enjoy. The almost marble-like effect is another point I will want to remember. These are just some of the thoughts that ran through my mind when I saw this.
There are several reasons why I want to share these photos with you;
1. A visual record for my (and maybe your) reference
2. Sharing with you how I see the world around me.
3. Sharing how I could translate these bits of inspiration into artwork.
4. Honing in on my writing skills.
Here's to an even bigger, bolder and more artistically driven year on this artist holiday-