Tag Archives: trees

Sheep dots

Sheep – acrylic on canvas, 200 x 255 mm, 2017. Available.

Tree lines and sheep dots,
Light falling on them like snow
Even in summer.

Limitation

Shadows and Sunlight – acrylic on paper, 130 x 180 mm, 2016. Available via Etsy.

Shadows and Sunlight – acrylic on paper, 130 x 180 mm, 2016. Available on Etsy, sold unframed.

“Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.” G. K. Chesterton

Wednesday

“They didn’t want it good, they wanted it Wednesday.” Robert A. Heinlein

I tend to thrive on deadlines, creating them for myself even if I don’t have to because it makes me more productive, but this month I have no projects demanding urgent attention. And I’m still managing to get a few things done.

Here are three little drawings I’ve just finished:

Anna Cull The Return 1

The Return #1 — ink and watercolour, 90 x 90 mm, 2016. Sold.

Anna Cull The Return #2

The Return #2 — ink and watercolour, 90 x 90 mm, 2016. Sold.

Anna Cull Worth the Risk framed WP

Worth the Risk — ink and watercolour, 128 x 128 mm, 2016. Available for purchase.

In the style of… Hundertwasser

Tree – mixed media, 2016

Tree – mixed media on watercolour paper, 2016

A tree in the neighbourhood, Christchurch ~ original photograph, 2015

A tree in the neighbourhood, Christchurch ~ original photograph, 2015

Austrian/New Zealand artist, architect and visionary Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928–2000) was an amazing person and he is one of my favourite artists. His work is colourful and exuberent, bold and quirky, unique and significant.

If you’re not familiar with Hundertwasser, you can visit www.hundertwasser.com to read about him, his art and his philosophy. ‘Blobs grow in beloved gardens’ 1975 and ‘Green town’ 1978 are just two of the beautiful artworks that inspired my tree painting.

I’m not sure if I like ‘Tree’ or not… but I do like knowing that I’ll never look at another tree the same way again!

In the style of… posts are where I use my own photographs as a starting point and draw inspiration from some of the world’s greatest artists and illustrators. It’s not about copying someone else’s art; it’s an experiment in seeing things differently.

You can’t give up

Untitled WIP (detail)

Untitled WIP (detail)

“You can’t give up hope just because it’s hopeless! You gotta hope even more, and cover your ears and go blah blah blah blah blah blah!” Philip J. Fry, Futurama

I’ve been moving some paint around, experimenting, trying things… I’m not at all sure about it but I still intend to finish it. No matter what happens, I’ll post the final painting tomorrow. (It’s a tree.)