New Art – London Skyline Cityscape
My goodness, how challenging was my latest art composition? I felt this art creation – which I’ve called London Skyline Cityscape – was one where I was stubbornly refusing to give in and even as I worked I was thinking I was going to do more than one, even though I love this one. Each artwork I do teach me several lessons. One lesson from London Skyline was that perfection is pretty impossible, but that is the beauty of art, especially photo-art using fine art photography. It’s messy and grungy and that is why I enjoy it so much. And that there is no creation without perseverance and then, finally, letting it go.
London Skyline Cityscape. This composition was more challenging than my Toronto cityscape, perhaps because each piece of the skyline is a photograph I took myself,Toronto I could get the entire skyline in one photo. Preparing my London photos, placing, applying painterly and sketching treatments, compositing seven photos into one and then bringing that new composition into a new one and using blend modes, masking and painting in the layers and abstract textures backgrounds… let’s just say I learned how finicky I have become in creating my art. There is no such thing as perfection and I don’t seek it, however some things did have to be “just so” ?. This took me two days to do. Up on Nicky Jameson Art shortly and link to see large will be in the comments. : : : #london, #britishart, #londonart, #artistsofinstagram, #art, #photoartistry, #lovelondon, #londonicons, #grungeart, #digitalart, #digitalartist, #digital_painting, #London_skyline, #texture, #brights, #colourful, #fineartphotography, #nickyjamesonart
It’s also possible to know something too well – for example I was so fixated on getting each image for the London Skyline where I wanted it (just so) that preparing t my individual photos took as long as creating the overall piece, maybe longer. I also scrapped my first artistic attempts because I felt it “wasn’t working.” What that meant was that it wasn’t flowing like the previous artwork I did. It had a different kind of flow because the preparation of the photographs was more involved, as were was the blending and layering as I told the story here. Perhaps the most important lesson though is that it’s enough to simply create. There is no perfection and there are probably a million other ways I can approach a piece (most seem to make themselves knows during the process) and that I can only do one thing at a time. It is also important to follow my heart and follow the flow of the creation of the art.
Did I mention I went in search of my “destroyed font” which I love and that using bright abstract texture is still an interesting process I’m exploring? I plan on creating more bright abstract art, the twist being they are never completely abstract. I need lines and structure and depth. I love that I can create these visions I have inside… even though they don’t always quite translate to what I originally had in mind. Often it’s much more involved. Each piece is a little miracle really… since it did not exist before I created it and introduced it to the world. And, I don’t know about you but we NEED BRIGHT. We need lots of it, to push back the darkness and negativity and sickness that tries to force dominate. This is my way of pushing back the darkness… create bright and colourful however and where ever I can and as much as I can.
In my Instagram post below you can read a bit about the process I employed in creating this abstract art London Skyline Cityscape. I am not that great at describing my process, it is intuitive and hardly ever linear and probably only makes sense to myself. Trying to describe it also never comes close to the intricacy of it all.
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