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New to the archive – April 2019

New to the archive – April 2019

I can’t believe that we’re already a third through 2019! It’s been beautiful here in the studio as spring light streams in to brighten the paints and my spirits. Each year spring brings so much new energy and I have been channelling this into my #The100DayProject of #100songsincolour, commissions and a massive studio spring clean.

On the blogs, I’ve shared about my #The100DayProject on Day 0 and Day 28. These pieces are purely abstract and a totally new style to explore.

New to the archive – April 2019

I can’t believe that we’re already a third through 2019! It’s been beautiful here in the studio as spring light streams in to brighten the paints and my spirits. Each year spring brings so much new energy and I have been channelling this into my #The100DayProject of #100songsincolour, commissions and a massive studio spring clean.

On the blogs, I’ve shared about my #The100DayProject on Day 0 and Day 28. These pieces are purely abstract and a totally new style to explore.

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New to the archive – March 2019

It’s been a quiet month in the studio and I’ve taken advantage of that downtime by giving my Etsy and online shop a major overhaul! You’ll notice that you can now purchase abstract styles across the shop, as well as having the option to upgrade your certificate of authenticity to a full synesthesia description.

You’ve been asking for abstract styles for a while and I’m so glad that these are now easier to purchase, and profiled front and center in the shop!

Abstract options are here!

Since I began creating synesthesia paintings many years ago my style has evolved as different aspects of the process took my creative interest. My pieces started as highly abstract as I explored my experience of synesthesia. These early paintings depicted the surface colours of a song, the overall effect of the music on my mind.

Since then, my art has evolved and my ability to articulate my own experience has grown stronger. I can identify the colours of each subtle sound within the music and have focused on translating this detail into my pieces and my synesthesia descriptions.

New to the archive – February 2019

It’s been a wonderful month full of colour and beautiful winter sunshine brightening up the studio. This month I’ve been blown away by the love you’ve shown for my new regular blogs. I appreciate ever read, favourite, comment or share so thank you so much for making it so easy to put myself out there each week. The blogs this month focused on the process of creating synesthesia art meaning there’s now an in-depth look at each step of the process; sketching, painting and creating the certificate of authenticity!

What is a certificate of authenticity?

This month I’ve been exploring the process of creating synesthesia art. While my art comes straight from my experience of the world, I’ve found that adding some structure to my process allows me to go deeper into my synesthesia experience, and share it better!

So far I’ve written about sketching the song and painting your piece. Now we’ve arrived at my final step, creating the certificate of authenticity!

Painting your piece

Art is the perfect way to express the experience of synesthesia. Synesthesia is such a unique and unusual experience that it can be hard to describe in words. For me, painting quickly became the best expression of my synesthesia experience. When I found out that hearing colours wasn’t the norm, I was baffled! I didn’t know how to talk about what I saw when a song played and showing my family and friends instead was a life saver.

This month I’m discussing the process of creating synesthesia art. So far we’ve talked about getting started with a sketch of the song, painting the piece is my next step and is where the music really comes to life!

Sketching synesthesia art

This month I’ll be focusing on the process of creating a synesthesia artwork and am starting with step one, sketching!

Over the years I’ve learned more about my synesthesia and my paintings have become more detailed as I strive to fully transport you into the music with each piece of art. Every song has a huge variety of colours and I want to capture every single one. To make sure they don’t get missed, I start with a sketch of the music. 

What’s coming in 2019

To say I’m excited about 2019 would be a bit of an understatement. In a lot of ways, I feel like 2018 passed me by. I shared last week about how 2018 was full of breathtaking highs and some challenging lows. It was also full of life changes – settling into new businesses, a new country, planning a wedding and applying for our spouse visa. More than ever before I felt like life admin was ruling my day. This year, I’m determined to take back control of my studio and my time.

And I’m not going into it with just a resolution and hope, I’ve got labels.

Artist Tips: Brushes and watercolour

Last month I was excited to chat with one of my collectors about brushes and all things colour. She had decided to enter the world of watercolours and had a Holbein Watercolour set (my paints of choice) on the way. What a great journey she has a head!

During our chat I got thinking about the equipment I use to create my work and wanted to share my tips on brushes, specifically for bright watercolours!

Painting with Holbein Watercolours

Blog Painting with Holbein Watercolours Holbein Watercolor is a beautiful dream for any colour lover.  With an exceptional selection of vibrant, steadfast colour my collection continues to grow. When my earliest set of paints were running out a few years ago I...

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