Monday, November 3, 2014

'Sail Away' paintings

I have recently been playing with painting 'just for me'.
There is no specific exhibition/gallery/award coming up where these may head to. I'm enjoying the freedom of not working to a deadline or a purpose. I have only recently realised that I don't paint for myself often enough.
These are small, 20cm square paintings - reworked over older paintings. I am loving the negative spaces which I have painted in.
I have called them the 'Sail Away' series as the idea of peacefully drifting on the ocean, lake or calm waterway really appeals to me. Each painting has a little abstract sailing vessel suggested somewhere.
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16 comments:

  1. une peinture pour toi et pour nous... j'aime ce monde en mouvement et aussi l'idée de repeindre ..superposer! bises

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    1. Thanks Elfi, I'm glad you also like these works. It's even more special when we can share our creative energy X

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  3. Its an interesting reflection isn't it that we don't work for ourselves often enough? Often there is a gallery, show, award that drives us - love that you have stopped for a moment and just done it for yourself!

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    1. You have hit the nail on the head, F...maybe this is the upside of the downside of the art market

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  4. Just painting for the pure joy of it is a fantastic way to spend time. These pieces are really intriguing, and fun to look at. The freedom you felt definitely shows!

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  5. Thanks Sharmon - I love the notion on 'sheer joy'. I'm off to the studio to experience more of it !

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  6. love this work Noela - and time for you to just work without commitment must be gorgeous. As you say, an upside to the downturn in the market. Those are my happiest times in the studio, when I am just there for myself. It would be good to keep hold of that even when one is working towards a goal.

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  7. What a lovely visual haiku.. floating gently on the water.. aimlessly with no goal or deadline... your paintings capture the feeling wonderfully

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  8. You are one talented lady Noela...lovely images.

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  9. I love all these new paintings Noela, there is something really new and different and exciting in them, they remind me of Brett Whiteley but taken further into the abstract...

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  10. I came back to this post this morning Noela .... how funny that I ended up buying this first piece in the post. I imagine I sensed that this is work you just did for you, but last night at the Opening I actually felt myself in this piece. Looking forward to having it here ... Congratulations on the exhibition too. Some very fine work there.

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  11. Amazing blog and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading through some of your earlier posts as well and decided to drop a comment on this one!

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