'Artists are gnostics, and practise what the priests think is long forgotten.' - Hugo Ball

Thursday, 27 November 2008

And now for something completely different.... paintings that AREN'T SQUARE. I can do it, I really can. I've been mucking about painting standing stones and flinging the watercolour about just for the fun of it. This one has turned out very red and firey, with those strange cup and ring carvings you see on some stones flying up into the air. I don't know where the fire came from, it started out as gorse but it just got redder and redder until the whole painting was ablaze. I like the way it makes it more dynamic and sort of primal.

© Sue Wookey

This next one isn't quite so wild and has got the usual spiral in it because I can't seem to stay away from them, no matter how hard I try. It's an imaginary prehistoric landscape. Very imaginary. I expect any prehistoric shaman happening to wander through it would be wondering what the hell it was all about:

Prehistoric Landscape 1
© Sue Wookey

Coming soon - Gandalf in a very unGandalf like moment....no spirals....

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Finally a new artwork to post - I've been away so much lately that this blog and my painting have been really neglected, but I'm busy catching up.

The Midnight Tree
© Sue Wookey

This didn't start out like this but sometimes these paintings have a way of taking their own path. So a tree on a hill became The Midnight Tree. Don't ask me what a Midnight Tree is or does. I suspect only the Tree knows. But it's got to be something deeply mysterious....