Thursday, 28 February 2013

Encore ..... Next Step 

This piece gave me a chance to finally return to my streetlife series with a bit more colour and whimsy. I have been enjoying the work of a UK collage artist Mike Bernard. www.mikebernard.co.uk  His depictions of markets and hillside villages are painted loosely with transparent overlapping blocks of colour . A wide variety a perspective from above and below and excellent compositions often have a blury rainy day look that manages to keep an interesting balance of abstract and representation that I like very much. The Next Step could also be another Steps piece  about the excitement and anticipation of starting down a new path.

10 comments:

  1. Your subject is well-placed here and nicely framed by darker elements. I like the rhythm of the small, dark windows on the right and the ghost-like pile of bicycles at the subject's feet. You can study this for a long time and continually discover new aspects to it.

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  2. Great perspectives. There is an atmospheric feeling of 'time past' with the ghostly images. The colours appeal to me. Nice one!

    Hilary

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  3. There is so much to see in this - my eye keeps going round and round and finding new things each time. A great compostion.

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  4. I think this is my favourite to date. Love it!

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  5. So much to look at in this dreamlike composition. I especially like the bicycle. Gorgeous Michele!

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  6. Wish I could see this one in actuality, it looks so interesting. I agree with Heather about the darker elements contributing to the success of the piece.

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  7. when i saw this yesterday i said to michele that it would be an excellent starting point in a therapeutic group to get people to discuss their next step. it is very dreamy and contemplative and so well put together

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  8. I love how you can get so many images layered into your piece that adds interest and movement but never clutters. The bold colors take my eye through the archway and then that color fades in other directions.I was drawn into this piece and I see something new every time I look at it.

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  9. I marvel at your ability to do collage. All the images blend but are distinct as well.

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  10. I understand your reference to Mike Bernard and also admire his work, but I hope you don't lose the etherial quality of your work in preference to his more figurative approach!

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