City Blue in An Alien Sky Watercolour, textures and grunge layers on paper or canvas
This is a watercolour treatment of my photograph one of my favourite London Buildings, the Gherkin.
I don’t often feel in a creative rut, however as an artist having spells when things seem a bit bumpy or when it’s hard to find flow come with the territory. So it’s good to have a few go-to things to do when you’re not “feeling it” as much. It’s hard to be on all the time. In times like this I take a walk, wander down unknown streets and go back to some of my older photographs to see what new creative take I can give them. City Blue in an Alien Sky was partly from such a journey with one of my Gherkin photographs. The great thing about photo artistry is that the possibilities are endless. So as well as a different take on a photo I can go still further by learning a different technique and even add a bit of surrealism and come out with more than another architecture photo. Add textures and distress it. And instead of trying to get perfectly sharp lines I found it relaxing to to paint broken lines outside the lines. All comes together when we allow ourselves to relax into our art.