Archive for March, 2013

Marilyn

Posted in David's Paintings with tags , , on March 17, 2013 by belfastdavid

18 Marilyn

Inspired by something I saw recently at an art exhibition,
prompted by a conversation with my friend Tikarma about the art in painting being the art of illusion
and remembering what my friend Carole said to me a long time ago –
“Draw what you see David”

David

Availability of Paintings

I do my paintings using Brushes App. They are done on my iPad. That means the original image is on a computer rather than on paper or canvas.

I print them off on a good quality printer to good quality paper (or canvas). I then have them mounted and framed and hang them on my wall.

I have chosen, almost from the beginning, to display them on the web as photos of the paintings. To put the computer image up would be tantamount to giving my art away and that does not seem right somehow.

I could sell framed copies (I have sold some) but to be honest I have no motivation to put in the effort and energy which doing that requires. I would much rather use that effort and energy in making more paintings.

I have also had requests from people who would like particular paintings on their own walls and I have invariably allowed them to use the computer image to print them off.

So, pondering all that, I have decided that the way forward will be  –

1. I will continue to display on the web using photos of paintings.

2. If you would like a copy for your wall then email me and I will send you a computer image.

3. If you do print it off and hang it on your wall then I ask two things –

A. You take a photo and email it to me. That would be nice for me.

and

B. You make a donation to a charity of your choice. I have no desire to know the amount (none of my business) But it would be nice to know which charity.

So that is the deal

David

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At the end of The Prom.

Posted in David's Paintings with tags , , on March 11, 2013 by belfastdavid

17 At The End of the Prom
This is the third of my three favourite beaches to be painted.
You will find it if you step into my Whitby Beaches Huts paintings and walk past the beach huts towards the sun.
It is one of my favourite places in Whitby  –  normally quiet  –  you have to walk to get there!!
It is where I go when I have need for peace and for solitude in order to restore myself.
Many hours I have sat there communing with the sun, the sea and the sky.
I always return feeling much better.
It, like my other favourite beaches, has appeared in a number of my poems.
This one perhaps best describes what the place means to me  –

Moving On

Walking, on far end
of the promenade,
I am caught out
by weather’s sudden change.

It races across the bay,
disturbs water, creates white tops on waves, arrives
horizontal in my face.

And as I look, into the wind
and rain, I see a light
flickering across vastness,
darkness of the sea.

I am reminded of candles lit on graves,
put there to make connection with those
who have gone before – their faces appear,
re-appear in blinking of the light.

No longer do I feel alone,
there is comfort, warmth almost,
in the presence, midst the storm,
of those I knew and loved.

I came here feeling loss, my mother
so recently departed from this life.
Yet now I feel a sense of reassurance,
a sense that she is here, with me, today.

And so I turn around,
pull hood over my head,
walk with wind now on my back –
Go forward once again.

Availability of Paintings

I do my paintings using Brushes App. They are done on my iPad. That means the original image is on a computer rather than on paper or canvas.

I print them off on a good quality printer to good quality paper (or canvas). I then have them mounted and framed and hang them on my wall.

I have chosen, almost from the beginning, to display them on the web as photos of the paintings. To put the computer image up would be tantamount to giving my art away and that does not seem right somehow.

I could sell framed copies (I have sold some) but to be honest I have no motivation to put in the effort and energy which doing that requires. I would much rather use that effort and energy in making more paintings.

I have also had requests from people who would like particular paintings on their own walls and I have invariably allowed them to use the computer image to print them off.

So, pondering all that, I have decided that the way forward will be  –

1. I will continue to display on the web using photos of paintings.

2. If you would like a copy for your wall then email me and I will send you a computer image.

3. If you do print it off and hang it on your wall then I ask two things –

A. You take a photo and email it to me. That would be nice for me.

and

B. You make a donation to a charity of your choice. I have no desire to know the amount (none of my business) But it would be nice to know which charity.

So that is the deal

David

Whitby Beach Huts

Posted in David's Paintings with tags , , , , on March 3, 2013 by belfastdavid

On paper  –

16 Whitby Beach huts

On canvas  –

16A whitby Beach Huts - Canvas

When you visit Whitby and look out to sea you are, by a quirk of the coastline, looking north rather than east as you might expect.

The result of this is that around mid-summer the sun rises out of the sea and sets in the sea.

I have spent many contented hours either up on the top or down by the beach huts watching sunsets.
It is an activity I never tire of.

This place, down by the beach huts, carries many happy memories for me and the painting on my wall helps bring them all back.

David

Availability of Paintings

I do my paintings using Brushes App.
They are done on my iPad.
That means the original image is on a computer rather than on paper or canvas.

I print them off on a good quality printer to good quality paper (or canvas).
I then have them mounted and framed and hang them on my wall.

I have chosen, almost from the beginning, to display them on the web as photos
of the paintings. To put the computer image up would be tantamount to giving my
art away and that does not seem right somehow.

I could sell framed copies (I have sold some) but to be honest I have no
motivation to put in the effort and energy which doing that requires. I would
much rather use that effort and energy in making more paintings.

I have also had requests from people who would like particular paintings on
their own walls and I have invariably allowed them to use the computer image to
print them off.

So, pondering all that, I have decided that the way forward will be  –

1. I will continue to display on the web using photos of paintings.

2. If you would like a copy for your wall then email me and I will send you a
computer image.

3. If you do print it off and hang it on your wall then I ask two things –

A. You take a photo and email it to me.
That would be nice for me.

and

B. You make a donation to a charity of your choice.
I have no desire to know the amount (none of my business)
But it would be nice to know which charity.

So that is the deal

David

Dark Hedges

Posted in David's Paintings with tags , , , on March 3, 2013 by belfastdavid

15 Dark Hedges
The Dark Hedges are near the village of Armoy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
They are not far from the Vanishing Lake and the Giant’s Causeway.
No shortage of myths and legends there then!!!  Go research.

I was first driven through this roadway by my father when I was a child and the magic of that place has stayed with me ever since.
I had the chance a few years ago to go back and find the place again  –  the magic had not diminished!!

It is now a protected site I believe. So hopefully those 300 year old beech trees will still be there to inspire future generations
I hope so

David

Availability of Paintings

I do my paintings using Brushes App.
They are done on my iPad.
That means the original image is on a computer rather than on paper or canvas.

I print them off on a good quality printer to good quality paper (or canvas).
I then have them mounted and framed and hang them on my wall.

I have chosen, almost from the beginning, to display them on the web as photos
of the paintings. To put the computer image up would be tantamount to giving my
art away and that does not seem right somehow.

I could sell framed copies (I have sold some) but to be honest I have no
motivation to put in the effort and energy which doing that requires. I would
much rather use that effort and energy in making more paintings.

I have also had requests from people who would like particular paintings on
their own walls and I have invariably allowed them to use the computer image to
print them off.

So, pondering all that, I have decided that the way forward will be  –

1. I will continue to display on the web using photos of paintings.

2. If you would like a copy for your wall then email me and I will send you a
computer image.

3. If you do print it off and hang it on your wall then I ask two things –

A. You take a photo and email it to me.
That would be nice for me.

and

B. You make a donation to a charity of your choice.
I have no desire to know the amount (none of my business)
But it would be nice to know which charity.

So that is the deal

David

Fairy Dell

Posted in David's Paintings with tags , on March 3, 2013 by belfastdavid

14 Fairy Dell
This particular Fairy Dell is off the back road between Otley and Ilkley not far from the Bluebell Woods.

You have to walk to get there and although not far from civilisation you could be in a totally different world.

I think it is important when you live in a city like I do that you find these hidden places in order to be able to restore yourself

David

Availability of Paintings

I do my paintings using Brushes App.
They are done on my iPad.
That means the original image is on a computer rather than on paper or canvas.

I print them off on a good quality printer to good quality paper (or canvas).
I then have them mounted and framed and hang them on my wall.

I have chosen, almost from the beginning, to display them on the web as photos
of the paintings. To put the computer image up would be tantamount to giving my
art away and that does not seem right somehow.

I could sell framed copies (I have sold some) but to be honest I have no
motivation to put in the effort and energy which doing that requires. I would
much rather use that effort and energy in making more paintings.

I have also had requests from people who would like particular paintings on
their own walls and I have invariably allowed them to use the computer image to
print them off.

So, pondering all that, I have decided that the way forward will be  –

1. I will continue to display on the web using photos of paintings.

2. If you would like a copy for your wall then email me and I will send you a
computer image.

3. If you do print it off and hang it on your wall then I ask two things –

A. You take a photo and email it to me.
That would be nice for me.

and

B. You make a donation to a charity of your choice.
I have no desire to know the amount (none of my business)
But it would be nice to know which charity.

So that is the deal

David

Reality

Posted in David's Paintings with tags , , , , on March 3, 2013 by belfastdavid

13 Reality
If my reality
is an illusion
which I create
for myself

Then I owe it
to myself
to create an illusion
which is useful to me.

This poem is the first poem in my first book of poetry – ‘Walking into Eternity’.

It is also, if you like, my signature poem in that if I was doing a poetry reading I always started with this poem by way of introduction.

Given the nature of my Whitby Pier painting it seemed like the two made a perfect match.

I have printed this painting off at poster size and it is pinned on the cork board in my kitchen where I can see it every day.

David

Availability of Paintings

I do my paintings using Brushes App.
They are done on my iPad.
That means the original image is on a computer rather than on paper or canvas.

I print them off on a good quality printer to good quality paper (or canvas).
I then have them mounted and framed and hang them on my wall.

I have chosen, almost from the beginning, to display them on the web as photos
of the paintings. To put the computer image up would be tantamount to giving my
art away and that does not seem right somehow.

I could sell framed copies (I have sold some) but to be honest I have no
motivation to put in the effort and energy which doing that requires. I would
much rather use that effort and energy in making more paintings.

I have also had requests from people who would like particular paintings on
their own walls and I have invariably allowed them to use the computer image to
print them off.

So, pondering all that, I have decided that the way forward will be  –

1. I will continue to display on the web using photos of paintings.

2. If you would like a copy for your wall then email me and I will send you a
computer image.

3. If you do print it off and hang it on your wall then I ask two things –

A. You take a photo and email it to me.
That would be nice for me.

and

B. You make a donation to a charity of your choice.
I have no desire to know the amount (none of my business)
But it would be nice to know which charity.

So that is the deal

David

Stones

Posted in David's Paintings with tags , , , , on March 3, 2013 by belfastdavid

12 Stones
Carrying on the theme of embedding poems in paintings, this poem was written specifically to do just that.

The original painting is my painting of Belfast Lough – posted previously.
I have written a number of poems inspired by that place but they were too long to include in the painting.
Hence a new poem –

Each stone contains
a memory, I savour,
heft it gently
in my hand,
set it free,
watch it skim.
I count the skips,
still searching
for the perfect throw,
and as the stones
sink one by one
each memory recedes.

David

Availability of Paintings

I do my paintings using Brushes App.
They are done on my iPad.
That means the original image is on a computer rather than on paper or canvas.

I print them off on a good quality printer to good quality paper (or canvas).
I then have them mounted and framed and hang them on my wall.

I have chosen, almost from the beginning, to display them on the web as photos
of the paintings. To put the computer image up would be tantamount to giving my
art away and that does not seem right somehow.

I could sell framed copies (I have sold some) but to be honest I have no
motivation to put in the effort and energy which doing that requires. I would
much rather use that effort and energy in making more paintings.

I have also had requests from people who would like particular paintings on
their own walls and I have invariably allowed them to use the computer image to
print them off.

So, pondering all that, I have decided that the way forward will be  –

1. I will continue to display on the web using photos of paintings.

2. If you would like a copy for your wall then email me and I will send you a
computer image.

3. If you do print it off and hang it on your wall then I ask two things –

A. You take a photo and email it to me.
That would be nice for me.

and

B. You make a donation to a charity of your choice.
I have no desire to know the amount (none of my business)
But it would be nice to know which charity.

So that is the deal

David