Friday, July 5, 2013

A New Idea - Off the Wall Friday

In the Spirit  - 24" by 36" Oil, Bernard Hoyes

River Maid, Oil, 24" 36"
I love the work of Bernard Hoyes.  He is a Jamaican painter whose work centers around color, rhythmic compositions which can sweep the viewer into the idea he's trying to convey.  I love how when I look at his work, I can easily feel the power - the emotion he's communicating.   I love the in-your-face graphic nature of his work and  his masterful use of rhythm.

 I originally discovered his work back in 2007 while  researching for my first class with Elizabeth Barton.  I wanted to continue with my series of Women in motion  - and boy can you see a lot of motion and e-motion in Hoyes work.  Here he had already achieved what I had only had a glimpse of an idea of.  It was frustrating and exciting all in the same moment.  Still me being me -  I ended up lost down a whole other path than the one I originally had set for myself.  (Not surprisingly that piece is still not finished!

Presence of a Tranquil God 
60" by 60"
Bernard Hoyes

Maybe I wasn't mature enough - maybe I got too excited in class and didn't give myself enough time to play.  (Elizabeth wrote a great blog post this week on the importance of playing with an idea).  So, with my dye supplies safely put away, Sandy's great blog on Fiber International done - I'm going to take a whole week to play with different sketch ideas using Hoyes work as a leaping off point.  I originally thought I might try to get a few done before this post's deadline - but why rush myself?

So I promise over the next week - you will see where my play time has taken me!

Forgot to tell you all - the good news of the week is that this year lily piece - finally entitled - In the Secret, In the Quiet Place  - was juried into the Lily Art Festival.  Paul's entry - a lily blanket chest (gorgeousssss) made it in too.  With my luck he'll sell it!

So what have you been up to creatively?


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Heather Pregger said...

Nina-Marie, congratulations! Your lily piece is beautiful!

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Congratulations - and I look forward to seeing the results of your week of play! :) This artwork is beautiful, and you really can hear the music and feel the rhythm can't you? Amazing. :)

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

Congratulations on the lily getting in the show! You are too wonderful!

Sherrie Spangler said...

Congratulations! Also, I LOVE your Jamaican artist's work. Such movement and vivid color!