Well hello it’s been a while don’t always have enough hours in my day to write my blog. Rushing around rushing around …..
Thoughts & jobs that start my thought art process Firstly I need to clear Christmas clutter and refresh the look of the house it is a joint job with my hubby then we plan birthdays sort bills and holidays plus sorting my own business admin duties. All jobs that need clearing away before starting my new commissions end of Jan. Sometimes it’s good to have a slight catch of breath before new commissioned work starts again and so I can start refreshing my thoughts. Inspiration is a great mind refresher too I watched an inspiring video that’s helped me to declutter my studio space in the conservatory I love it in there, and there’s so much light! The video by thought provoking artist Gottfried Helnwein a truly fabulous realism painter I find inspiring! Also during his filming I noticed his use of a trolley with wheels this was his table wheeling it around his home whilst painting utilising the wall space he had with the aid of a trolley. I loved it and have now made use of an existing 2 tiered folding trolley I have been storing for years instead of cluttering the dining table thanks for the inspiration in many ways Gottfried• During Xmas 2015 I painted a mountain scene on 3 boards I really wished I’d painted this as a long term painting it was only meant as a temporary fun fixture for Boxing Day as part of our fun & games on World themes ours being Bavarian! It turned out so well I feel crazy not to have done this on a more permanent board or canvas. However I’ll be able to paint this one again.
I enjoyed it so much I started another. Here is my WIP and finished work.
I have taken so many photographs every where we travel it’s an obsession I truly love and I find some beautiful scenes from the Lake District.
Art by Mandy Jayne Ahlfors©
Original reference photographed by Art By Mandy Jayne Ahlfors©
and began my journey of snow, hills and clouds I love observing the sky and tested myself on the dramatic sky I could see before me with my paintbrush in hand and my mixture of hues.
I’m feeling satisfied with the result! Do you feel the movement and emotion as I do? Refreshing my mind for the new year and a new start I’m feeling the urge to paint more like a feeling that never really leaves me!
Title: “Enrapture”, Acrylics on Canvas, Size size 36 x 48″
Inspired but the snow capped mountainous landscape in the Lake District, Cumbria UK
Mountainscape, Landscape, Iconic, Inspiration Lake District, Winter scene, Hill snow,
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Best of Houzz 2016
Original Art by Derbyshire Artist Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors©
I Hope 2016 is a great one for all!