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Moleskine sketch by bronart Moleskine sketch by bronart
sketching today, I start some new paintings in a couple of weeks, so just sussing out some ideas

nancekievill Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many of your paintings are based on natural and rural settings, with shadows resulting from foliage. Have you considered maybe urban settings? I think the contrast of your lovely natural looking figures against something more concrete and brutal might be interesting? Might even offer up some interesting shadows too. Just a thought.

I continue to love your work by the way.
bronart Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi, yes I have considered using more urban/man made things for my shadows, but I don't feel it fits in with what my current concepts are.
I don't know what I'll be doing in the future, but right now the natural scene is what I think about all the time, I love nature, love the natural lighting, natural colours, natural shadows, and I think it is something that is taken for granted a lot.
I have seen other artists and photographers use more urban settings recently, especially with street art being a huge thing. I see the shadows of wired fences and poles and lace being used a lot. Which for some reason doesn't appeal to me the way the shadows of a branch do, there's something more random, and organic about plants. The one thing that has been on my mind, is using my models against fences (timber, brick or steel) and have the shadows of a tree cast over both the figure and the fence. But I haven't done anything about that idea yet, and still deciding if I will

Thank you for your comments :)
nancekievill Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, thanks for the response.

Yeah the street art thing has really been the big thing for the last few years. I live in Bristol in the UK, the home of "Banksy", so there is great appetite for such things here. So much so in fact, there is an annual street art festival held here where whole streets are painted by artists from all over the world. It sounds like it could be really awful, but the art is really amazing. Do a google search for "break dancing jesus" for instance.

Anyway, with regards to your painting my thoughts were that you might still base them in a rural setting but the shadow itself could have an urban feel to it. For instance the shadow from a chain link fence might produce an interesting pattern over the curves of human figure. However I could see that would be a real pain in the butt to paint. Anyway, just a thought.

The idea of placing your figures against fences, brick, etc. might help place your art within a "theme". You could place all such pieces within a "series" which would suit an exhibition. Your art would literally catalogue a journey for your subjects from rural settings to something more urban, and so on. And who knows, as you say, where it all may lead in the future.

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