Beyond Writing

Personal Blog, art musings …

I’ve actually found a little time today and earlier on in the week to dust off my old paint brushes and pick up where I left off earlier this year with a series of abstract paintings. The joy of waiting so long between building up the stages of the paintings is that I can drastically change the whole appearance of the work.

By that I mean I’ve been cutting up a lot of what I’ve done and rearranging by weaving the designs together, creating checkboard patterns of various colours and textures… in theory… because in reality I really haven’t got a clue what I’m doing most of time, actually, all of the time. You see, I’m no artist, I don’t even pretend to be,  I can’t draw and I simply mess around with paint, acrylics and watercolours.

I’m in love with texture and colours, patterns and shades.  I adore various mediums and despite not having a clue what I’m supposed to be doing. I tend to make a glorious mess.

Among  my passions I delight in visiting art galleries… just as music/novels/movies… I do not hold a singular genre in favour. Preferring to explore many known (and unknown) artists alike. Travelling to London and Liverpool to explore exhibitions. I’m inspired,  though I lack any skill or talent. I paint, like I write  (or sing) not because I’m any good, but because I simply love too…

Having no burning desire to be something I’m not really gives me the freedom to enjoy what I do for my own pleasure… if nothing else I’ve made a glorious mess and had fun doing so…

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Anne Harrison  29.05.17

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Hunting Landscapes

A personal reflection on this weekend’s essays…

I’ve shared some of my fears and thoughts openly over the last few days, I’ve been inspired and neurotic and suspect the full moon just might be toying with my sanity. I wanted to reflect upon what I have included on my blog in current days, I do have Part 29 in mind but I have found myself distracted, drinking in such articles … INVENTING RAUSCHENBERG: THE ARTIST AS ENGINEER  and Adrien Brody on Why It’s Never Too Late to Become an Artist and Joan Mitchell American Painter and Printmaker and The Birth of Non-Objective Painting

… Just in case you’re wondering where my heads at…

 

 

Please, read, share, absorb… I’ve deliberately wanted to include these links because they have brought me so much joy recently. I have also had the privilege of attending a talk and exhibition by the incredible Semiconductor at The Phoenix, which only added to all this whirling inspiration and my desire to create… Even if I create nothing more than a mess!

However there are layers to my insane sprawling paintings, I want to strip away most of all the work, I want to find the hidden landscapes within the ‘pictures’ to leave myself with an alien horizon that I can attach to a poem or incorporate into my ever expanding short story. I’ve started editing and that now each piece has shared with me its name I can include you all with this process, I’ll try not to bore you too much and I promise I will also get back to my tale.

However my blog is more than just a one trick pony, so sometimes you will need to wade your way through my personal mental vomit to find your way back to the adventure. It can be quite a ride, so hold on tight and we shall see where the unknown takes us from here…

 

Anne Harrison 13.02.17

The Black Boarders…

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A collection of 8 abstract paintings,  all with black boarders… think I got more paint on myself and the table,  I can’t share my creations yet, they need words to give them life…

Plus… the paint really needs to dry…

Anne Harrison 12.02.17