I used to have a specific website where I have recorded some ideas/inspiration/photographs and paintings whilst in Paris, Venice, Cote d'Azur and Capri and where I also kept a record - snapped on my i-phone/sketched/jotted down of various ideas etc that I find throughout my days whether traveling abroad or simply wandering, mooching, exploring, beach-combing, visiting galleries, museums or boatyards etc that may be translated into painting, jewellery, papier-mâché objets d'art, poetry, passages of writing in my novel. This microsoft officelive site changed it's way of working in 2012 and I was faced with the prospect of having to spend days reloading it all - I decided to start a new website instead at Art Web which as soon as I have planted out vegetables, dug new flower beds and worked out how exactly to keep roving hens in their new hen pen I will set about building and generally creating.
|Chinese porcelain from ship wreck - with barnacles - gives me an idea for texture for a papier-mâché bowl series - gesso made with marble dust perhaps even old barnacles added to the mix|
|Magnolia Stellata - the colours of the background, the closed buds, the calyx and the opening leaves all offer inspiration for colour combinations and design for future paintings for jewellery|
|More ideas - so many variations of colours within the Ivy, Litchen and Sloe blossom|
|Idea for extending fence and adding height for the some of my rambling roses|
|Knots in plywood temporary fence reminiscent of ghosts dancing in moonlight/firelight - idea for painting/story|
|Just framework/pattern for colours - other colours even|
|Rusty and dented old corrugated aluminium shed wall|
|The shed door of the same building|
|Just a blow up of a advertising board|
|Shed door - Einstein with drawing pins|
|Same shed door - seagull carrying a bomb|
|In opticians window - image very similar to some of my old jewellery and a reminder to redevelop this for some new jewellery|
|Structure and texture|
|Sword fish - in Nice market - beautiful iridescence. Reminder for paint finish in my jewellery and bowl details|
|Tarmac, paint and leaves|
|Nice - Old Town - walls - earth colours|
|Waves following line of cliffs.|
Stone wall - idea for jewellery.
Wild Cranesbill trapped between two sheets of greenhouse glass at Hill House Nursery where condensation and dust have worked together to create a new art form.