Saturday, 11 May 2013

Summer Breeze


What's happened to the weather? It's raining and windy and my gas was switched of all day yesterday so it was cold too! This little sketch popped into my sketchbook from my windy head.




I finished this painting on canvas above a few days ago, it's called 'Safe Harbour' and soon after finished the other painting (with the bird flying a kite) too.


I didn't have a name for it until the end and I decided upon 'Summer Breeze'. That was a day when the sun was still shining but the wind was beginning to stir. Summer Breeze sounds quite soothing doesn't it and I quite like the song of the same name. :) That guitar intro takes me back to being 13 before teenage angst really set in!




Windy and rainy it might be but my latest painting is filled with a peaceful setting of pattern and colour.




I like textures and the effects of different painting techniques and I'm trying to balance randomness with pattern. Not an easy task when I'm a bit of a neat freak with a love of the randomness of nature! What do you think,  more neatness, or more random?

Happy weekend everyone!xx

32 comments:

Rosie said...

I can recognise your colours from miles away. Lovely work. Blowing a gale here.

Kyra Wilson said...

They're all looking great! I'm loving the lavenders you're into right now. :)

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

These are all really lovely! I like the way that your work can be summery, and hyet I think quite British summer - misty! - if you know what I mean. The colours are Mermaid like, and I love them. Minerva x

Liza K said...

Wow! You are an amazing artist! Keep up the great work!! Love the site!
Liza
www.lizakekky.com

CraveCute said...

Kind of odd, but we are having a very windy day here today too. I love your art and also your work table! Your paintings are always so bright and lovely and put a smile on my face. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too! ~~ Diane

illustration poetry said...

Summer Breeze #NowPlaying

Young at Heart said...

at least you can paint your own summer.......gorgeous!!

Victoria said...

Yay Jess...so exciting to see your creative space and all those gorgeous paintings ..such super beautiful pieces..your works are always so stunning..detailed..rich with poetic essence..and a total color-rush for me..how I love them all..the houses and pathways really pull me in today..magnificent!
Victoria

Manon Visser said...

Hi Jess, I so love the colours you are using. They make me happy in this rainy weather. Is that a pizza base thingy that you have your paints on? I may need to get some Pizza eaten I think. Hope you are well honey and thanks for all your wonderful comments as always. I am sorry I don't come over as often as I would want but I will try harder. Love your art.
manonX

Jess said...

It is odd isn't it? I've noticed that when other parts of the world had sun we did too, very strange! Thankyou Diane, I'm so glad my paintings make smiles!x

Jess said...

Thankyou so much Victoria!x

Jess said...

Thanks Manon, they're a great antidote to the dull weather! Yes that is a pizza base, they're made of polystyrene, easy to clean before use as a palette and I like to make use of them before throwing them away!x

rachel awes said...

yes! the wind is definitely up to something!
i love how you use the material in your art!
riding that wave with you, friend. xoxooo

Introverted Art said...

oh my talk about setting a mood. the beautiful painting and I LOVE this song!!!!!

Cameron said...

Your table is covered with plastic and you wonder if you're a neat freak? Haha ;P
I just love seeing how other people set up their work spaces. I have to be neat in my studio, too....the whole floor is carpeted.

Your new works are dazzling! Those little houses are so charming :)

Jess said...

Thanks Rachel, a lovely travelling companion! ;)

Jess said...

Thanks Ana, I'm glad you like the song!x

Jess said...

You haven't seen my floor yet! ;)
Thanks Cameron.x

Kim Mailhot said...

I hope the weather warms but what you do with what you have is so beautiful ! Happy Painting !

Jess said...

Thanks Rosie, it's nice of you say that! :)

Jess said...

Thanks Kyra, I do love lavenders as you probably know! ;)

Jess said...

That's a lovely description, thankyou!x

Jess said...

Aww thankyou Liza!x

Jess said...

yay!x

Jess said...

Yes! :)

Jess said...

Thankyou Kim!x

JaneA said...

I really love seeing the photos of your studio, with your paint and palette. So inspiring! I love the whimsical paths leading up to the houses in the last painting pictured. The energy is so inviting. Great work.

Paper rainbow said...

Such warm and vibrant colours, Beautiful! My central heating and hot water bottle are back out again too :) Brrrrhhh :)

Jess said...

Thankyou Jane, that's very kind!x

Jess said...

It is cold again isn't it? Did we imagine that sun the other day? I shall huddle up to my warm colours. ;)

Carol said...

Such happy colours, just what we need to brighten our days. A little bit of sun today but still very cold - who pinched our Spring?!
Carol xx

Jess said...

Thanks Carol, yes where has it gone??! Maybe the weekend will be better, I hope so!x