Saturday, 25 October 2014

John Batho II

Love the stillness, the joy of colour and beauty of these parasols from John Batho's series Parasol's spanning 21 years.

John Batho I

John Batho is a French photographer from Normandy. His work is beautifully composed and unique. in these works his observations of colour are very abstract and singular in content.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Tartaruga Feliz I

I wish I was in Berlin on the 6th and 7th of November to meet Brazilian artist Tartaruga Feliz's balloons, because her exhibition at Aviatrix looks like such fun, especially the clever animations.

"This is where one of the balloons, whose talent is to basically enjoy life, 
will answer questions from the audience with wise pieces of advice.
Come and feel the unbearable lightness of being a balloon!" 

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Carla Pessoa II

A wonderful coastline murmuration by Portuguese illustrator Carla Pessoa

At the moment a little, but growing murmuration of starlings flurries around the town where I live, and I love them, my eyes reach out to them and they give me great joy in their synchronized flight and bickering landings.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Sabine Finkenauer I

Autumn is speeded up this week by large winds, bullying the leaves into letting go from the trees, and the clocks changing next weekend. 
Sabine Finkenauer's paintings reminded me of autumn of the changing colours the leaves left tightly holding on to bear branches and then the stark wood of winter.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Jesus Cisneros I

Let's people watch in central park with Jesus Cisneros today, Oh that is fun! You can see more of Jesus's works here.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Jason Rohlf I

Shop rag paintings by Jason Rohlf, using layers of painting rich in colour, texture with a wonderful sense of patina.
"Making navigational decisions is subjective to the individual and the inputs are sometimes contradictory. Through a combination of deliberate action and intuition the works hope to reflect back the myriad choices we all are confronted with on a daily basis." ~ Jason Rohlf

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Yifat Gat

Absract and beguiling, this picture by Yifat Gat reminds me of the shade of trees or the joining of hands. I love its understated colour and the use of line. Yifat Gat is a painter who lives in the south of France, her work often uses line and drawing.
"The power of drawing, through its constant relevancy as a form of human expression is at the center of my work." Yifat Gat

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Friday, 17 October 2014

Kaneko Shinichi II

Kaneko Shinichi's wonderful dream like sketches, for more line magic today. Kaneko Shinichi is a sculptor who also works in embroidery. 

Thursday, 16 October 2014


Sometimes the simplest tiniest drawings give so much pleasure and with this thought I share this drawing by Walktheline (Kinchoi Lam).

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Artem Krepkij III

Artem Krepkij's sketchbooks are a wonderful glimpse into other lives caught moments of everyday life made exceptional by the fact that Artem has turned hand to capture them. Creating an amazing documentary of his life and times.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Artem Krepkij II

Love the expressive gesturing hands in this sketch by Artem Krepkij and the use of perspective he has caught a moment in a discussion perfectly. 

Monday, 13 October 2014

Dominique Fortin IV

Dominique Fortin takes us on a walk through the forest, in paintings that are unsettling in a number of ways, for Dominique's works are full of opposites. 
Dominique contrasts colour in a haunting way combining monochrome pallor with intense jewel like areas of very strident pattern and colour. 
Dominique also uses very polar techniques in her application of paint, for she uses very crude loose brush work over much of the canvas, making us concentrate on the sharp focus photorealism of the human subject ( Dominique's daughter). 
Finally her subjects are unsettling as you are unsure to read them as of this world, or the world of imagination, dream or despair?