Thursday, July 5, 2012

Free Expression

A Mountain Pass
Watercolour
22 x 16 cm



In all forms of creativity I think we probably do some of our best work when we don't think about it too much. Sometimes our rational minds get in the way. The other day, as I was trying out a new brush on a scrap of paper, I began to see a picture emerging so I decided to continue with it. I didn't know how it was going to develop and I was just making marks without thinking too much. The only bit of real thought involved was the adding of a bird in the sky to give a sense of scale and life. The result, I feel, was a little gem of a painting. Maybe the composition isn't perfect, but there is a feeling of freshness in it which I like.

16 comments:

  1. Freshness is certainly there Keith. It`s a lovely painting. Also your previous painting is also lovely. Well done and all the best.
    Vic.

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  2. HI there Keith!... Fresh... painterly... spontaneous... and as free in spirit as the bird you added!

    It is indeed a gem... a pleasure for the eye!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  3. Lovely loose and freshg sketch.
    A typical Keith Tilley!

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  4. I agree with the others Keith, very fresh and spontaneous. I like that it grew out of a 'doodle'. I wish I'd have produced something like this the last time I was trying a new brush. ;-)

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  5. Love this - it feels like I've been there! wonderful!

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  6. I agree with you entirely, Keith .. this is a lovely fresh painting. It's often the case that the real masterpieces come out when we are at our most relaxed and have no feelings of compulsion to produce one!

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  7. Thanks John. The wonderful thing about doodling is that all the considerations that tend to get in the way of a good painting disappear. I think I am going to do more of these from time to time and maybe some of that freedom will rub off on my other work.

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  8. That's very true Michael, especially with watercolours I think.

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  10. Hi Tiara. I like your lovely colourful paintings.

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  11. I agree that it is a lovely painting; once again, you have all those wonderful things happening with bands of colour.

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  12. I so agree with you Keith, this really is a 'little gem'! I love the colours and the looseness, so fluid! A real beauty! :)

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