Crazy Contours

Crazy Contours 1 © Angela Porter 2012

Approx 12cm x 12cm.  Black Rotring pen, Inktense pencils with water wash and various iridescent/metallic watercolour paints on Bristol Board.

The shapes and were inspired by one of the previous little textile pieces, the filling patterns by Romanesque architecture, prehistoric pottery, natural forms.

Fun to do something this fiddly and fussy and completely potty!

Growing Love

Growing Love 1 © Angela Porter 2012

4″ x 3″.  Rotring pens, watercolours, metallic gold paint and pens on Bristol Board.

Just playing really with the Bristol Board; it’s very white and very smooth and will take a bit of a colour wash.  The design is very much influenced by early Celtic art and prehistoric rock art, though the hearts have crept in unconsciously.  In fact, most of my art is created while in a meditative kind of state, the lines, shapes, textures and colours flow from my unconscious, from my inner being.  Perhaps the hearts represent the self-love starting to bloom within me, or maybe the artwork symbolises the start of love being sent out and shared.  I’m sticking with the title ‘Growing Love’ for now.

Spiral Dreams

Spiral Dreams 10Apr2012 © Angela Porter 2012

3″x9″ in size.  Technical drawing pens, Inktense and Graphitint pencils with water washes, metallic gold watercolour paint, and white Sakura Souffle pen on brown paper.

Spirals and swirls make an appearance again … this time symbolising the rather spiral paths I’m finding I’m travelling as I work to unravel and heal the wounds of the heart from the past.  The colours are rather warm, earthy, and that is a good thing I think.