Tuesday, March 31, 2015

In the half light

That moment at twilight, around a stream, reflections changing interlaced with your own reverie. 

Beginning layers of
'In the half light'
Oil on canvas
500 mm x 1500 mm

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dreaming about Jeff Buckley

Over the years, I've had many dreams about the chanteuse Jeff Buckley. This incredible soul made some of the most unique music I've  ever heard, a incredible vocal range coupled with virtuoso guitar skills, he was Page and Plant in one. Rest in Peace. 

Cloud 9
Oil on canvas
285 mm x 726mm

#cloud #oilpainting #contemporaryaustralianartists #belindagriffiths #monet #water #reflection 

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Art Instinct

The girls decided to join me in painting yesterday. A lot is learned by imitation, monkey see, monkey do. 

Ella's on the left, Liora's on the right. Different ages and different styles. 

Ella is exploring stylised realism, similar to that of the great Picasso, a whimsical interlude of profound figurative insights. (Lol)

Liora's abstract expressionism of the decipherable Cy Twombly,  colourful scribbles of language, formed by the hand. (Haha)

Both display a love of paint, unseen in any child before, hahaha, Robert Hughes eat your heart out!  The Art Instinct is well and truly alive in this family, thank you Professor Denis Dutton for your invaluable insights and to Mark Barrett for handing his book in my direction. 


Monday, March 23, 2015

Diffraction Cloud

Diffraction Cloud
Oil on canvas 
260 mm x 765 mm

#oilpainting #contemporary #contemporaryaustralianartists #diffraction #reflection #clouds #belindagriffiths

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

By the light of the moon

Finishing touches and then a glossy varnish. Inspired by the moon on the sea and Debussy's Claire de Lune. 

By the Light of the Moon
Oil on wooden round

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Memory Glitch

And so it begins again. After selling the cloud part of this diptych for the MPAT, it's great to go back again and re create it. This time with a heavier wet into wet approach that once dried will have lighter passages scumbled over. Accompanied by Chopins Nocturnes.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Memories of Blue Technical information.

A little insight into the process involved in creating a piece like Memories of Blue (soon to be made in perspex.)

My final year of study sort to find a way to embrace both traditional and modern mediums. A highly unique methodology has been researched and developed to create this engaging art piece. A hybrid of traditional and contemporary art practices, this piece culminates both eras of art making.

The software utilised to create the waves structures, allows for complex patterns, not easily formed by hand given natures intricacies, but possible with the advent of the computer married with mathematics. Driven by complex mathematical algorithms which are based in statistical models of deep ocean waves.

Then a time consuming process of cutting the pine wood begins, driven by the computers geometric modelling, the machine forms the sculptures waves. This piece is unique in that it also crosses both disciplines of art, sculpture and oil painting. The wood is then painted in the time honored medium of oils.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

What a fantastic weekend, thank you to all the lovely souls who popped through for a wonderful chat. The biggest pleasure about opening your studio to the public is the conversations you hold with such a diverse cross section of the world, from New York, LA, Asia, England, Wales, Australia and of course our beloved New Zealand. Thank you so much for stopping by Bayview Studios and the Arts Trail, it was a true pleasure meeting you all. Hope to see you again soon, from all of us at Bayview Studios.