New Work: Floral Imaginings Series

 Welcome to my first show of digital artwork.

Floral Imaginings 1: Autumn Days
Autumn Days

 I’ve not had much time to create with paint recently, so I launched into an experimental couple of hours with Serif Photo PlusX6 instead.

It turns out it’s no different than painting in that you have to launch in, even if you don’t know what you’re doing and be unafraid to experiment.

 

Floral Imaginings 2: Winter Nights
Winter Nights

I have to say, I’m very pleased with the results and will be doing more of this type of thing.

I must admit, I’ve been reluctant to go there with the digital thing because I love painting in Real Time with real paint and canvas which maybe comes from being a bit of a purist, but as it is it is an exciting blend of Digital/analogue; the painting was done by me and so was the modelling!

Floral Imaginings 3: Spring Days
Spring Days

 

 It turns out that the opportunities to blend disciplines is what really floats my boat!

I’ve always loved to experiment anyway and I feel that having developed a sense of ‘fearlessness’ with my art has paid off.

The ideas continue to flow. I just need to carve out more time to realize them, but as ever, parenting comes first. If I can do digital work alongside my RT painting I think it will help me fill in the gaps.

This is very early work and I hope you like it enough to share and comment. I will be making some prints for sale too so watch this space for links to my shop.

 

Floral Imaginings 4: Summer Nights
Summer Nights

Thank you for your visit!

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Original Photography: Adam White

Model/Artist/Creator: Phoebe Thomasson

Copyright ©Phoebe Thomasson 2014

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a red woman with a buddha belly sits on a chair. mixed media collage by phoebe thomasson

Art Gallery: Pregnant Alice

This was done for my friend Alice when she was pregnant. It wasn’t what she was expecting but I was wild and free in my Picasso phase and in love with mixed media collage and strong primary colours.

There is something really satisfying about sticking fabric onto canvas; it almost feels rebellious, but then that’s me in a nut-shell. Make rules? Break rules. If the artist cannot be free then what hope is there for the common man?

We (artists) should be arbiters of change, risk and the unconventional…

Too many stultifying rules can kill our creative spirit. This is the gift of children, child-rearing and child-bearing; it’s such an onslaught of new paradigms that we either gird our loins and learn afresh who we are and what we are capable of, or we sink miserably into depression….the good news is that even if we do sink in the beginning of any endeavor, we can always access the strength of the mother goddess (or father god) within and pull ourselves up by our boot straps.

Life affirms life, as long as we don’t give in to the ennui of despair. Anyone can feel it, our circumstances matter little. It’s our habitual outlook that must be changed. Little by little, like the growing fetus, we can add new cells every day to our growth into the person we want to be.

Are you growing?

And are you ready to be born yet?

🙂

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