A year ago, around about now, I started drawing and painting after a long gap (long story) and I also started looking at other artists works. I was in a muddle as to what I liked and what I didn't like, and I'd never before looked at the work of people who are making art NOW either, as my sources had been history books and museum galleries.
Anyway, I've discovered some great artists in the last year (I'll blog more about them in the future) and I've also learnt that these artists have works that I can buy.
Now, I know a lot of you reading this will be thinking "Duh! Well yeah!". Well, okay, probably not those exact phrases, but maybe something along the lines of "My goodness me, this girl is slow". But really, this was an eye opener for me at the time.
So, having looked back through the blogs I view on a regular basis, I have recently decided to purchase some works of art, and this is the first one I've bought;
It's called Winter Sunshine by Sarah Wimperis aka Muddy Red Shoes and I hummed and haa'd for a day or so before I decided that I really wanted to have this in my house and took the plunge. When it arrives I'll tell you what it's like in the flesh, but just from the image on Sarah's site I was fascinated by the way that so little detail on the characters themselves could communicate so much, and yet there's a multitude of colours in the background which only add to the story. The perspective she's used is strong and simple, and the shadows the people cast are as much of a draw for me as the rest of the painting put together. I'm very excited for this to arrive. I don't yet know how I'll frame it or where I'll hang it. And I wish Sarah all the luck in the world as she's currently moving home, and I look forward to her picking up the blog again when she's settled.