Stef Mo (http://themobox.blogspot.com/) informed me of this tune by B-Complex which is called “Girl with Flower” - like my drawing which is also called “Girl with Flower”! Its a good tune! My drawing is here… http://samgallowayart.blogspot.com/2010/06/girl-with-flower.html
In taking my landscape photographs I reminded myself about Antonio Calderara. He paints like an abstract, colour field painter - and has used the technique in painting city and landscapes. Calderara ran the Calderara Gallery which exhibited a lot of some of my favourite work, including work by Jesus Raphael Soto. http://samgallowayart.blogspot.com/2011/08/jesus-raphael-soto.html.
My recent sculpture work has led me to look at Zen landscape ink paintings. http://samgallowayart.blogspot.com/2010/12/zen-landscape-paintings.html, http://samgallowayart.blogspot.com/2011/08/cezanne.html. These paintings usually have very faint backgrounds and much darker detailed foregrounds that emerge from the distance. I’ve been wanting to take some photos recently that explore the same effect. This landscape by my house yesterday seemed to sum up exactly what I was looking for. I might try painting from them.
Polke experimented with a wide range of styles, subject matter and materials. In the 1970s, he concentrated on photography, returning to paint in the 1980s, when he produced abstract works created by chance through chemical reactions between paint and other products. Perception and how the paintings reacted with surrounding light was also an important factor in some works. In the last 20 years, he produced paintings focused on historical events and perceptions of them. I find him very inspirational to my illustration work with his drawing and painting style, especially this image below.