I actually drew these boots in the early Summer of 2011 after a trip to Berlin, Germany! They finally got some paint this evening. Enjoy, you never know what can happen once the mood strikes you, and keep making art!
I was looking at a lot of David Hockney’s work at the time I took these, May 2011, and was inspired to give this a try. The plan: paint and photography collage on one canvas. More to come! I hope your imaginations are running wild right now!! Enjoy and keep making art!
Who knew the two could go together so well! I think anyway. I have a large number of these, different shoes with different camouflage and am hoping to start showing then off again (there are a few already posted in January 2012). This one uses some of the colours used often by German artist Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, another artist with whom I became enamoured during my trip to Germany last spring. Schmidt-Rottluff was an artist with versatility with many watercolour works, oil works, pencil and charcoal sketches as well as prints. I own a book of his works ” Karl Schmidt-Rotluff: Eine Monographie by Magdalena M. Moeller, Publikation des Brucke-Museums Belin, 2010″. It is a fabulous book and although written in German, I have been making my way through it! Enjoy, explore the works of Schmidt-Rottluff and keep making art!
As you will have gathered by now, these are details of a work entitles “The Big Pink”. It is an acrylic work on canvas and is 48 x 60 in size. The work is unfinished at the moment as I became stuck with how to balance it all out for the completion. I have a plan and am preparing to put it into action so I am hopeful that in the next few weeks/months I will be showing you ” The Big Pink”. I visited Berlin in May of 2011 and spent a lot of time in the galleries there. A work by Laszlo Moholy-Nahy (1895-1946) titled Komposition Z VIII, 1924, found in the Berlin Neue Nationalgalerie had me returning over and over again. The Big Pink was inspired by this work by Moholy-Nahy. Enjoy the details, pay attention to the works that draw you back to them and keep making art.
Yes, that Segway helped me get around Berlin after my bed rest was complete! I viewed the Michael Kohlhaas Curtain: an interactive installation created by artist, Frank Stella and architect, Santiago Calatrava. It was absolutely amazing! If you haven’t seen it…it is worth the trip! More of Stella’s work was exhibited in the lower level of the gallery. After viewing these amazing works I felt inspired to create this. Enjoy, get creative with Frank Stella in mind and keep making art!