Monday, 3 November 2014

A SCOTTISH MASTER

I've got a trillion things to do, maybe more, and then Valerie comes up with the new theme at "Art Journal Journey" which is "Inspired by the Masters".
Sorry, trillion and one things, you'll just have to wait.


Alan Davie, was a Scottish artist who died in April this year aged 93.
You can see many of his paintings here, showing his great originality, imagination and enthusiasm.

He used many symbols, many bright colours and sometimes strange creatures in his work.
Right up my street, really.

I used some of my own patterns and symbols from my sketchbooks in this "Inspired by Alan Davie" piece, made using oil pastels and textiles dyes.









Respect, Mr. Davie, it's a lot harder than it looks.

And thanks, Valeriefor a great theme.

I'm also linking to "Paint Party Friday".

43 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry, I'm to blame again - mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa - I admit it and am not even ashamed of being to blame! Love what Alan Davie made, and you have done him proud here with your colourful patterns and symbols! Now you may start on the other trillion and one things....Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Dear busy Sheila!
This is an amazing
ORANGE ESMERALDA STYLED piece inspired by a painter from which I never heard yet- so I am off to check him out. Thank you for introducing me to Mr.Davie Sheila..and good luck for the trillion of things you have to do...
♥♥♥ and not to forget to say thank you to Orange Esmeralda for giving AJJ priority ahead of the trillion and maybe more important things she has to do.
hugs
Susi

Gerda S. said...

What a coincidence, Sheila. Just last week I met with Alan Davies art and immediately thought of you. Your wonderful picture is a perfect interpretation of the theme. Splendid colors and lots of different symbols. I wish you time for all these trillion things. But leave enough time for your art,finally there is a need to set priorities :).
love, Gerda

Kristin said...

Ohh, this is just brilliant! I LOVE the dimension and colors here - and can tell that you used oil pastels as they are my absolute favorite!! Beautiful! xoxo

Beo said...

Dear Sheila,
that's great! All this different kinds of purple and this mushroom who seems to be dancing...
I think it is a Sheila-Picture at all. Thanks for the link to the wonderful pictures a Alan Davie.
Ciao Beate

TwinkleToes2day said...

I love the colours, textures patterns and details you've added to this fabulous piece. I'm off to check out Alan Davie :D

limmelon said...

Super interpretation of Alan Davie. You've caught has colours and concepts beautifully. Love it, Awesome !!

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

Sheila I love your interpretation of Alan Davie, the colors and everything is fantastic, well done.
Anni

CS-CreativArt said...

Sheila, this is a wonderful interpretation of Alan Davie! Thanks for the interesting link.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Nice homage. I like your work and his too, my kind of thing. It is a great theme, which I may just miss out on with the goings on. xox

stefanie stark said...


Haha ... I LOVE your first paragraph describing the trillion and one thing you have to do but can't do because you have something much more important to do. You verbalized my own thoughts! I love the link to the artist Alan Davie too! His artwork is like entering another world! It's fantastic! As well as your picture you created instead of doing the trillion and one thing. But it was really worth it!

My name is Erika. said...

Love this! And thanks for a new artist discovery. I need to to look him up and learn something new.

Karla B said...

What a magical work, Sheila!Love the colors and the positive vibes in your piece!Wonderful

Margik said...

This work is just wonderful, the mushroom mixed in with the others symbols looks stunning. Thanks for the link, you've made a fabulous interpretation of Alan Davie.
Mar x

Vicki Miller said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the oil and wash technique!

sirkkis said...

Your art work is marvellous. All on it is absolutely gorgeous, Sheila.
Hugs xxx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a wonderful tribute to a very fantastic Artist and his original designed art works.
Big hugs Anja

Annie said...

I am happy to know you have your priorities in grand order. When art calls, it must not be put on a list. A beautiful new art piece here. Eye candy. The colors and depth and design.... my imagination loves it, I imagine it would be a fun time to sit and watch you paint/create. Nicely interpreted with your signature style.

kat said...

Wow Sheila, this is just what I need just now, a beautiful bright painting of yours that jumps and dances out at me, the colours and shapes all look so fabulous, a beautiful Orange Esmeralda master piece!

Aileen said...

Love the colours. x

Fodie Ann said...

Lovely vibrant colours, I love the deep purple colours, the more pastel colours stand out against it beautifully! It suggests to me a magical garden. I enjoyed browsing Alan Davie's work too, I can see why he is your sort of artist. Most inspirational!

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Love Davie's images.
And yours too!

motoots said...

Great shapes and colours. Clever to have all the Alan Davie pictures on show. Some a lot like your work. Clever you
motoots

Deborah said...

Thank you for introducing me to Alan Davie, Sheila. Not heard of him before but I love his style. And I love your homage to him - I can definitely see you share a creative sensibility.

Jeannette said...

wow sheila,this its wonderful picture,i love the lilac colors and the big mushroom,iam never heard from this artist,iam must looking for mr.google.

greetings jeannette

Anonymous said...

great colours and I love your little walking girl pieces too..fab. Whenever I visit I always wonder why your called orange esmerelda too

ULKAU said...

Oh, I love what you created in such great colors!
Thanks for the link to this master of Art, he was really unknown for me.
Ulrike

Tammie Lee said...

right up your alley indeed!
this is such a lovely piece. for some reason it feels like it is full of healing energy, uplifting yet soft all at once.

Zoe Brener said...

One of the greatest things about these blogs - increases general knowledge. I have never heard of Alan Davie until I read your post. Great tribute! I have a set of oil pastels, and now I am itching to put them to more use. Great work!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful abstract, again love your bright colours. This theme scares me, I'll have to give it try at some point :) xx

johanna said...

i´m ashamed to confess he is new to me... but i´m going to explore his work, as the Google Picture collection is fascinating!! thanks for this Input!

i love your Interpretation, how you transfered it into your distinctive style! always a pleasure to visit here!

Nicola McLean said...

I didn't know if 2 this artist but thanks for the link it was an interesting article and i really like your take on his style (more than his actually as your colours are wonderful! )

Faye said...

Some really fantastic colors and shapes in this beautiful piece.

janie said...

Such a happy, colourful design, again as always great instinctive use of colour

Christine said...

wonderful inspiration!

Giggles said...

Impressive work Sheila, and loved learning about this artist and wondering if I could be related to him in some way!

Hugs Giggles

Victoria said...

So gorgeous and potent..this feels very musical...in motion...vibrational..like seeing energy, patterns and hearing color-sounds! Wonderful and magical my friend...so uplifting!

Jim Neil said...

Very striking, Sheila! Why do I keep thinking that I see the T.Bears in this one? Is it my imagination?

Sharon Fritchman said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sheila! Your art is so magical and full of life! I just love this one!

joanna said...

Always a joy coming over to your blog! your latest piece is so wonderful, with all these yummy colors and shapes!
xoxo

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

The resist technique you used really makes your patterns and symbols stand out beautifully. Blessings, my friend!

denthe said...

oh, I see all kinds of interesting things in there .... Great technique!

Becky said...

Brilliant page. A new artist to me.
Becky