I was playing about with some paint the other day and thought I would do a tonal piece with some interesting perspective incorporated.
As I’d recently been watching some old DVD’s of the 70s series The Onedin Line, and was inspired by the idea of a ship’s cabin undergoing a storm on the high seas – the inside of the cabin bobbing up and down and showing different perspectives. ”Tilt’ incorporates non representational images – but don’t let that stop you spotting any….
For added effect I turned the actual image 180 degrees, just to give it even more vistas! Materials used ; Acrylic on Daler board.
Here’s another little experiment with perspective. This piece is from a small journal of mine. It doesn’t really become obvious why the piece is called ‘Threeway’ as I have actually shown four perspectives. ‘Threeway’ is just a play on the word ‘Freeway’…nothing esoteric about that. However the eroded corridors and isolation which this space conveys and the colours I have used, is clear – no matter which way it is viewed….sometimes there just is no escape.
I do lots of small experiments like these and have completed quite a few series of experimental works, which I shall put on here every so often.
‘Threeway’ was made with felt tip pens and a wet paintbrush on paper. You can get some wonderful effects with this method – a kind of muted watercolour. But you have to work fast, and you should always use an old paintbrush because somehow or other, this method just erodes the bristles.
And the last one:-
The next personal art will be an explaination of the ‘Echostains ‘ concept and how it came about.
4 thoughts on “A room with a view or two – exploring perspectives”
it great to see your artwork.
Thanks! going to put some more on, but still want to have a bit of a mix – something for everyone really
The top image really drew me in. I know you said a ship’s cabin., but it really reminds me of a view a coal miner may have of the shaft of a coal mine. The depth is really strong in that image. I like it.:)
Thanks Leslie! Inspiration comes from the most incongruos of things. I just went with the feeling and tried not to be representational – but the containment of the shaft I can certainly feel. Amazing what comes about with abstract sometimes and the way it communicates. That’s what the ‘Echostains’ concept is about – though it is more structured than random. I will explain this project in more detail later. It’s in three parts: echostains, shadowmaps and the more narrative ‘Yellow Wallpaper’ by Charlotte Gilman Perkins . Three stages of communication in stain, code and narrative. Thanks again for stopping by – the door is always open!