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The Dive Series
Generally speaking I work on large canvas, you know the 6, 8,10 ft and beyond sizes as can be seen on my Loft Artwork website. But every once in a while I get tempted to size down and focus on the details of working smaller.
This is exactly what I did with a recent series I completed. Interestingly enough as size was not a main factor my choice of colour was. Perhaps my artistic side really needs a boxed focus, I am not sure. That would be strange when you consider my works generally are abstract and without boundaries. In fact “Out of Bounds, the Artwork of Laura Warburton” is the title of my catalogue of art put together by my Beijing agent last year. But I digress, so back to the recent artwork series .
“The Dive” is a (6) 6x6in, liquid acrylics/gel and pebble mediums on canvas series.
Brushed and washed in teal, cobalt, turquoise and ultramarine blues with hints of iridescent bronze and parchment white, the 6 works visually link together reflecting the movement and splashes of water as one dives into an ocean.
Comments on this series have included: “looks like the earth oceans from space”, and “I can feel the coolness of the water in the turbulent visual spray”.
I love the water whether it be a pool, lake, river, ocean… you name it I love it !! In fact living on a large body of water, like the ocean, is top of my “Bucket List”.
Working with blue and thinking/feeling of water was done in several easy and comfortable sittings. So although my work has generally had the feel of size matters, “The Dive” series has helped develop my interest and intrigue of working smaller.
It can be said “Art is a process, of which the final product is just one part.!! This is whole heartily agree.
“The Dive” series is soon to be added and is currently available for purchase through the Loft Artwork website, under the newly created smaller works tab!!
It has been several months since I painted. In fact I have packed away my studio like a bear hibernating in late fall.
Patiently waiting for my spring.
Imagine Vivaldi’s Four seasons, allegro , violin start-up is crisp, clean and swift.
This series is just that , however using a brush and body movements to capture the sound on canvas.
More to come over time …. till then enjoy the music.
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oil on canvas
48x 48 in
Graphic Arts has always held a certain appeal to me . Although I am of the era and age that computers and computer programs were NOT part of my high school experience , I have secretly been drawn to this pixel world of art.
I often wonder about those that are IN the graphic arts world , how did they get there, are they influenced by the more traditional art world? A computer screen in an office verses a large canvas in a messy studio, quite different enviroments but creativity is creativity. Right? Right!
Whenever I view any graphic arts I always try to think of what was the inspiration, what steps did it take to get to this .. . it is all very fascinating.
I interviewed a very talented young up and coming graphic artist from Toronto, Canada, Greg Ebert, and here is what he has to say.
What is your training; what steps did you need to take to get to this stage in your career?
I always took art and design classes in high school just to get the credits. I eventually realized I liked it. So I completed a 3 year program at Durham College for Graphic Design, The last semester of the course was a internship with a design studio. The same studio I am currently employed with.
How much of your day to day work gets its inspiration from other art disciplines; painting, photography, music?
Being a graphic designer for nightclubs and parties, some days you don’t get the opportunity to sit back and allow yourself to be inspired, you have to rely on your abilities. But sometimes certain projects just need a little more and using different aspects of art to get inspired is the best way to tackle that hurdle.
Is graphic art the new fine art?
I think there’s always going to be a respect for fine art within the industry, just because of the level of skill and patience it takes to complete a piece. I’m not too sure the general public notices or appreciates this anymore. So maybe graphic design is the new fine art, but fine art will always hold its own weight.
Why did you choose graphic design over another art discipline?
I’ve always been computer savy so it seemed like graphic design was the best direction to go when I started my career.When I was in college my dream design job was always to do stuff with music, celebrities, pop cultural, cool stuff….. Somehow I lucked out and that was my first job.But I would love to eventually do something with professional sports.
What is the first web site you hit in the morning?
What’s your favourite colour?
As a graphic designer I cant pick a favourite colour. My mood, the weather, the project, etc. change my preference frequently. But you cant go wrong with Black!
If you weren’t a graphic designer, what would you be doing?
If I wasn’t a graphic designer I would probably be attending a lot more of the parties and events I currently do work for. As for a career path, I’m really not sure… I never wanted a traditional job in a sense and that is probably how I ended up here.