In the style of… Brian Wildsmith

Diptych of daisies, Akaroa, 2009

Diptych of daisies, Akaroa, 2009

Diptych of daisies – acrylic on canvas, 175 x 230 mm (each), 2014

Diptych of daisies – acrylic on canvas, 175 x 230 mm (each), 2014

A little nature study…

Diptych of daisies (one)

Diptych of daisies (one)

Diptych of daisies (two)

Diptych of daisies (two)

Brian Wildsmith

Brian Wildsmith – illustrations from Birds (1967) and Squirrels (1974) Images from http://eye-likey.blogspot.com

Brian Wildsmith – illustrations from Birds (1967) and Squirrels (1974)
Images from http://eye-likey.blogspot.com

Brian Wildsmith (born 1930) has written and illustrated more than eighty books. I love his use of colour and the way he combines abstract textures with carefully considered details. And his animals… his animals have such life and personality. You can check out his website here.

In the style of… appears occasionally instead of my regular Shoot it, Sketch it posts. Using my own photographs as a starting point, I’m drawing inspiration from some of the world’s greatest illustrators. It’s not about slavishly copying someone else’s art; it’s an experiment in seeing things differently.

3 thoughts on “In the style of… Brian Wildsmith

  1. wildsherkin

    Such beautiful depth of colour! Those little white daisies bring back memories of what are garden looked like last year. Hopefully, daisy days are not to far away. P 🙂

    Reply

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