Good afternoon, to all you fellow creatives* where-ever in the quantum field you chose to be at this juncture,
* - which is all of you, as I believe we ALL posses this ability!
The main reason for starting this blog was to empty my... stealing a metaphor here... 'technicolour dream 'brain' of many colours' of its thoughts, musings and ideas, in order to incubate and engage with them in a proactive way. An added bonus being that the spin cycle could be reduced from a mach 1 full overload to something more productive. I have it seems though, ended up writing longer rather than bite size pieces so over the next few weeks I will be addressing this with a few smaller exhibition reviews and current project updates (I will however be continuing with longer more involved posts too).
I recently completed, for three separate clients, three special edition prints of a commission I did 18 months ago for a retiring Senior PwC partner. One of the canvases, was a huge 40inch by 40 inch that had to be shipped to Zurich, Switzerland (which in itself was a learning curve due to customs taxes).
The original painting was professionally photographed before it was presented to the retiring partner, so I was able to send this off to be printed and framed. The printing and framing of the 40x40 inch canvas alone was a whopping £150. I new before they arrived that these were going to be special editions and by this I don't mean just signed and classed as 1 of 200 etc ! Special edition to me, means putting even more effort into the canvas producing a more detailed variation of the original with unique brush and pen strokes.
All three special editions received equal amount of attention and I found the process quite liberating, as it allowed to to address a few elements that niggled me in the original. The additional detail was added through acrylic, pen and ink work which allowed greater control over the London Eye and bridge cables. Further detail was added to the cloud formation to ensure if popped out (as this had been lost through the print process), the individual cabins on the London Eye, the South-Bank promenade and the train platforms.
The moment my canvases are packaged for delivery is one of mixed emotions ! There is the excitement and elation at finishing; that pesky ego rabbiting on about them needing more work (dam you you evil scallywag you! and for your information Ego your presence is accepted as part of our evolutionary past, but your views are no-longer required); and ,the anticipation of how it will be received. All three customers received their canvases in good time, although myself and Donna did have some fun getting the 40x40 inch canvas too Zurich! Photos of the prints, with smiling owners, in their new homes will be uploaded on receipt. As always any comments gratefully received.
As the great Dogtanian once said in the 80's ! All for one and one for all !!
Togetherness will help society conquer selfness (the ego) and allow us to return back to oneness (essence of our inner child without any negative beliefs)!! Altogether now .... OMMMMMMMM <- Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM" (wikipedia).
The cathartic musings of a CRE8IV mind, living at the EDGE of chaos.