Sunday, 7 August 2011

holiday art day 1

with precious Dad installed in front of his beloved rugby




(notice the tea paraphanalia on the table)




my sister and I got on with our art


she's been sketching the landscape


wheras I started to explore tea



I've got a few bitter gripes about the obsession with tea


and the number of cups a day I end up making at work, home, everywhere




i used the dreaded tea bags to paint on torn up watercolour paper



and dyed some white cotton tape



then I went off to seek inspiration and took photos


with my crappy camera of anything that caught my eye




the lift buttons



the beach huts




this one could be used for a friend's birthday next year




as usual i was drawn to concrete




and the marks on roads and pavements




i love the colour of the sea and sand




pale




and the colours and marks in the rocks


lines





the shapes and tones on the beach




circles




andy goldsworthy inspired land art




more circles




and more lines




i liked these painted pebbles left by kids outside the beech huts


makes me want to paint pebbles


makes me want to leave art for others to find



10 comments:

bicocacolors said...

thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures!!!

elena

e said...

I love the doors, the found art and the differences in textures and shades of the pavements. I would love a piece of your art. Enjoy your holiday.

notmassproduced said...

Thanks Elena...I've just been ova to ur blog and been inspired by the lovely images you have there to continue creating.

e - wasn't it your bday recently?....why don't you email me your address and I'll send you something...let me know what you like. kx

Claire said...

What a lovely collection of images. Have a peaceful holiday.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

crappy camera photos are fabulous! precious Dad...yes. Precious life.

lynne h said...

jeez, kate... this was a feast!! thank you! if you could've see me, you'd have seen me smiling as i scrolled... : )

xoxo

(and yes to the thing about making art for others to find. it's a mystery to me why it's not done more often...)

Carole said...

You and your "crappy camera" take some interesting photos! I LOVE cement too! And Dads! And tea!

Sophie Munns said...

Enjoy your holiday Kate ...
loved your focus on tea ... go for it.. celebrate what is one of the most important things about daily life... the simple, humble rituals that calm and order our lives!
best to you all...
Sophie

did wonder about the font..I'l stick it out for awhile.... but will it last???

notmassproduced said...

Claire - yes it's very restful here :o)

Lesley - thanks for bigging up my photos and dads and life :)

Lynne - I wish I could have seen you smiling...you've made me smile plenty and I thought of you when I found painted pebbles by the sea x

Carole - we can be concrete buddies....and start the concrete appreciation society!!! :o)

Sophie...Humble rituals...now there's a great theme...you got me thinking :)

ELK said...

love the rocks ..and cloth infused in the tea.. might as well use it when you make so much !

take care ~