The Dreaming

January 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I've been working on a series of more abstract mixed media images through December and into the New Year. Sometimes pure photography is inspiration enough for me... and at other times, I love to experiment and work into the early hours exploring themes connected to my life-long fascination with phosphenes. 

I'm trying here to recreate the coalescence of shapes and forms that I always experience in the moments before falling asleep and into dreams. These dream landscapes are never solid - always shifting - and are often viewed in a surreal and beautiful twilight, mingled with a wide array of patterns, textures and colours.

This image is called The Dreaming and is intentionally abstract to allow the viewer creative freedom to explore. I have enclosed a close-up detail here to show the level of texture and detail that surrounds the illuminated branches of the solitary moonlit tree.

The DreamingThe DreamingThe Dreaming is a mixed media digital illustration inspired by the Carl Sagan quote "We are all made of star stuff". Reminiscent of one of my own familiar dreamscapes, the surreal shifting skies full of patterns and colours are inspired by coalescing phosphenes.
Mixed media painting inspired by Nature - available here as a Ltd Edition print, signed, titled and numbered, together with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Many of my mixed media images start out life as watercolour / gouache paintings and / or charcoal / pencil drawings and gradually evolve through a variety of digital painting and illustration processes. Because my "originals" vary considerably from the finished printed product, I only ever sell exclusive small run (10's & 20's) Ltd Edition prints of my imagery here - and consider these to be my "finished artwork".
Since I monitor all aspects of the output - in partnership with my local fine art printer - you can be guaranteed of the very highest quality finish, using longevity ink and premium heavyweight paper, as well as a cast iron assurance that no further Ltd Editions will be printed other than the two sizes - medium and large sizes both available here.
I pack carefully rolled, bubble-wrapped, inside large diameter toughened cardboard tubes, to ensure prints reach you in excellent condition.
Please feel free to message me for any further information. I am always happy to discuss my work. I want my work to be enjoyed and there's no greater buzz for an artist than knowing someone loves your work enough to live with it in their home or workplace.
Thanks for looking. Have an inspiring day!
Andrew :-)
The Dreaming (Close-up)The Dreaming (Close-up)The Dreaming is a mixed media digital illustration inspired by the Carl Sagan quote "We are all made of star stuff". Reminiscent of one of my own familiar dreamscapes, the surreal shifting skies full of patterns and colours are inspired by coalescing phosphenes.
Mixed media painting inspired by Nature - available here as a Ltd Edition print, signed, titled and numbered, together with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Many of my mixed media images start out life as watercolour / gouache paintings and / or charcoal / pencil drawings and gradually evolve through a variety of digital painting and illustration processes. Because my "originals" vary considerably from the finished printed product, I only ever sell exclusive small run (10's & 20's) Ltd Edition prints of my imagery here - and consider these to be my "finished artwork".
Since I monitor all aspects of the output - in partnership with my local fine art printer - you can be guaranteed of the very highest quality finish, using longevity ink and premium heavyweight paper, as well as a cast iron assurance that no further Ltd Editions will be printed other than the two sizes - medium and large sizes both available here.
I pack carefully rolled, bubble-wrapped, inside large diameter toughened cardboard tubes, to ensure prints reach you in excellent condition.
Please feel free to message me for any further information. I am always happy to discuss my work. I want my work to be enjoyed and there's no greater buzz for an artist than knowing someone loves your work enough to live with it in their home or workplace.
Thanks for looking. Have an inspiring day!
Andrew :-)


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