Musings

2020-12-11T14:35:58+00:00

Innovative New Outdoor Gallery: Wander Art

London’s largest outdoor gallery coming soon @begravia_ldn @mayfair_ldn

Innovative outdoor art installations from 12 world renowned artists. The Wander Art trail is a unique way to explore and enjoy London outdoors.

Spanning the neighbourhoods of Mayfair and Belgravia, Wander Art showcases some of the most exciting and innovative outdoor art installations from 12 world renowned artists.

2020-12-11T14:30:13+00:00

Just had to share – it’s amazing

An eight-mile wall of prehistoric rock art featuring animals and humans has been discovered in the Chiribiquete National Park, Colombia, in the Amazon rainforest.

Dubbed the “Sistine Chapel of the ancients”, the 12,500-years-old artwork was uncovered by a British-Colombian team of archaeologists under the leadership of José Iriarte, professor of archaeology at Exeter University, and was funded by the European Research Council.

Experts have dated the rock art based on the portrayal of animals that are now extinct, such as a mastodon — a prehistoric relative of the elephant, known to have inhabited North and Central America about 12,000 years ago.

Among other animals portrayed in the rock art are fish, turtles, lizards and birds and people dancing and holding hands,

More details in the Guardian:

 https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/nov/29/sistine-chapel-of-the-ancients-rock-art-discovered-in-remote-amazon-forest

2020-12-11T14:28:32+00:00

Friday Funny

Classical paintings reimagined: A little bit of creative fun to start off the weekend.

This article pulls together a whole host of amazingly reproduced and reimagined art classics with Star Wars themes introduced. From Edvard Munch’s The Scream to Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring, we thought these were a fun alternative to the traditional famous paintings we know!

Full article at: https://www.boredpanda.com/a-history-of-art-star-wars-style/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

2020-12-11T14:23:33+00:00

Meditation Challenge – the canvas of your mind

Think of your mind as a canvas.

Stand back from the canvas and notice all your thoughts splashed on the canvas. All your moods, everything you’re feeling, right now, see it all on the canvas. Looking at the canvas of your mind, what do you see?

A landscape painting or an abstract painting? What colours do you see? Are the colours bright or subdued?

Imagine picking up a paintbrush and painting the canvas of your mind with the colour red, a solid red. Paint the mind red and allow all your thoughts, moods, feelings to dissolve into the vibrant red. Let the red energise and brighten your mind.

Imagine adding the colour blue to your red canvas and the canvas slowly becomes purple. Or you may want to add the colour white to give it a softer tone.

Let the colour purple calm and soothe you. Now let the colour purple become the background colour, and on top of it, paint whatever you like. Once again, stand back and observe what you’ve created.

You don’t have to understand it, just appreciate it.

Now replace the painting with a blank canvas and for the next few moments, let your mind be like a blank canvas, just a clear mind.

https://www.innerspace.org.uk/challenge/day-28-meditation-challenge/

2020-12-11T14:23:44+00:00

Soulful Sunday

Soulful Sunday – During lockdown earlier this year, Grayson Perry brought the nation together through art.

This culminated in a celebratory exhibition of some of his chosen artwork made by the British people.

In the programme last week he visited the Manchester gallery showing artworks from the series.

If you missed it or the series- try to see it on catch up on channel 4 – great for the soul . . .

2020-12-11T14:16:54+00:00

The 7 Elements of Art: Shape

The 7 Elements of Art: Today we consider shape

Shape encloses a 2 dimensional area. Geometric or Abstract.

In the visual arts, shape is a flat, enclosed area of an artwork created through lines, textures, colours or an area enclosed by other shapes such as triangles, circles, and squares.

Likewise, a form can refer to a three-dimensional composition or object within a three-dimensional composition.

Here are 2 of our amazing jewellery artists whose work represents a variety shapes made from different materials.

Scarlet Page – Love Scarlet
Melanie Hamlet – Kokkino Jewellery

2020-12-11T15:34:15+00:00

What Is the ‘Haunted Painting Effect’ ?

Here’s a Simple How-To Guide on the Spooky Illusion That Can Make Any Painting Come Alive

It’s called “Motion Aftereffect,” aka the “Haunted Painting Effect.”

Taken from Vincent Van Goghs The Starry Night credit time Ben Davis for the piece in Artnet news last week

2020-12-11T15:35:47+00:00

Our WHY ???

Creative Locale is not just another online platform.

We are a community of talented UK artists and designers, who enjoy collaborative networking and marketing initiatives, and who support each other and promote one another’s work.

In addition we help emerging talented artists through our programme of support.

We have a partnership with @creativ.spaces and @madebytamalia ready to deliver artist focussed networking and workshops when we end this Covid period.

Did you know many artists completely undervalue and undersell their work in order to get noticed in online marketplaces?  High street galleries are increasingly difficult to get into – with commissions ranging from 40-60%. Being found on global online websites is almost impossible.

Creative Locale offers a cost-effective platform for artists to set up a gallery without compromising on the quality of their pieces –  enabling our artists to realise their true worth from the effort, expertise and passion that goes into every making each item.

Buying a piece through Creative Locale helps support independent artists and designers and helps to keep trade “local”,  this in turn will help to deliver positive impact, both socially and economically in our Communities.

Image painting is courtesy of @lizbaldin called Gratitude Bouquet

2020-12-11T14:07:26+00:00

The 7 elements of Art – Texture

Today we consider Texture.

Texture – the surface quality of an object that we sense through touch.

In a general sense, the word texture refers to surface characteristics and appearance of an object given by the size, shape, density, arrangement, proportion of its elementary parts.

A texture is usually described as smooth or rough, soft or hard, coarse of fine, matt or glossy.

Here are 2 of our amazing artists whose work represents a variety of textures made from different materials.

Elaine Wells – Potter
Kate Cullum – Textile artist

Very different pieces made from various materials taken as examples from our gallery of over 400. New items added daily.

Simply gorgeous presents for art