Tuesday, 23 February 2010

More Play


There was a time when I thought it wrong to draw a picture of a house on a hill, let alone one quite as unrealistic as this. Maybe years of art college taught me it would be too simple, too childlike?
I say
BRING IT ON!!

16 comments:

A mermaid in the attic said...

Sometimes I think learning to UNlearn and draw like a child again would be the best thing I could do for my art...the way my kids draw amazes me all the time!

Evangelina Prieto said...

So delicated and beautiful.
Hug,
Ev.

Owen said...

Tell that to Antoine de St Exupery...

And is that the bluebird of happiness ? Love the dreamy look in those blue eyes...

Jessie said...

Oh I'm still struggling to learn Christina! I wouldn't want you to unlearn, your art is beautiful.

Thankyou Evangelina :)

Thanks Owen, I love that you called it the Bluebird of Happiness! I did enjoy painting those eyes I must admit. I have brown eyes myself, so it was nice to create these so very blue!

thedoodlegirl said...

I AGREE! I love your house on the hill. It is beautiful! Gorgeous painting of the woman below as well. Love those blues!!

Janet O'Connor said...

As always, your work is lovely. I do believe that the shift from realism to imaginative comes with experience and exploration. Continue to explore your art :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

These are fabulous and so whimsical. It's wonderful. I adore the house so much. Thanks so much for your very kind words.
Thanks so much
V

Jessie said...

Thanks Rebekah, I do realy feel drawn towards blues at the moment!

You're right Janet, even though I've been exploring it a long time I still feel I've a way to go until I feel I've reached my destination, or IS there a destination? Hmmm...

Thanks so much Vanessa :)

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Hi Jessie, The gunny thing is, I thought realistic art was the only way for a long time. Wasn't until I went to college that I realized the artist are more important. It is the artist who creates out of their imagination and life.
You do what you want to create. Art is you!
Stuff some stuffy idea's of some pompous people. Argh, they are just stick in the mud's!

Thank you Jessie for your caring message about Renee and my dolls.

Have an awesome week!

Julie

Jessie said...

Thanks Julie, your college was obviously more forward thinking than mine! I'm having to unlearn the rubbish they spouted there. I did however learn very valuable things from a couple of lovely tutors on my foundation, so it wasn't all bad. Thankyou for your inspiring words :)

Rosie said...

Lovely subtle illustrations. It took me years and years to forget everything learned at art collage. I'm glad I learned techniques there but thats all!

Jessie said...

Thanks Rosie, I suppose most of us learn how to do it our own way by lots of trials and errors. My art degree taught me nil about technique! ;O)

PG said...

LOL, I am always drawing houses on hills, and now I get paid to do it too! :) Have no time for artistic 'rules'.

Jessie said...

I like what you say Gretel! :o)

Julia Guthrie said...

Oooh what a gorgeous picture of the house on the hill!! :)

Tomás Serrano said...

I like this green prairie!