View Full Version : Remember This One??

09-02-2003, 06:40 PM
I haven't posted here in quite some time now. I've been busy moving house and unpacking I haven't had much time to paint in the last month and I can tell you now I'm having the biggest withdrawal symptoms! lol

Do you remember this piece?

<Whole Street> acrylic on canvas, 2003.

I ended up giving this one to my sister for her study, as she wanted something nice and colourful to brighten up the room.

Now I am in the process of working on another one in the same style, for the childrens ward in the Ipswich Hospital. Only thing is.. I have lost my camera cable :( and I can't take any photos of the wip as I have no way of commuting it onto wetcanvas!

I would try scanning it, but the size of the painting is alot larger than A4.. I am asking two things here..

1) Do you think this style of painting would be scarey or somewhat daunting to the children in the hospital??


2) Is it possible to buy a new camera cable that plugs into my USB socket without having to buy a new camera?!

~ciarrai :)

09-02-2003, 06:49 PM
Hi Ciarrai!! Great to see you back around!!! Two answers:

1) No, not daunting. It has a Seuss look about it. It's fun and whimsical and I think would inspire them to draw and color their imagination without expectation of realism.

2) You could research on the net for replacement parts for your camera. Most digi's have a site and that type of into is available. Most sites even provide a toll free no for you to call. There may be a local store they could refer you to.

It's wonderful what you are doing!!! Good luck!!! Can't wait to see it. :)

09-02-2003, 10:06 PM
A paint like this would be great for the children's hospital :)

As a tip you could ask some children what theri favorite color is, and maybe use their suggestions :)

Be sure to posti it when done my friend :)


09-02-2003, 10:27 PM
Not scary at all...I think these 'distortions' are of the sort they are used to from childrens books and art. They should identify with it without complication.

Good work! I am one of the weirdos who really likes childrens art and this connects with me in the same manner but rendered with an artist's sensibilities.

09-02-2003, 10:51 PM
I also think it helps because the painting refers to reality.
A man I work with here in the office has actually suggested that I do commissions like this.. Maybe sit outside peoples houses and draw their house in this style and maybe add their pets to the painting too..

I have thought about this but I don't like commissions very much anymore as they bring about so much stress and accuracy. Atleast when I paint in this style I am doing it the way I see best, you know? I'm not being told what looks better and I haven't got anyone asking me to change anything.

Don't read me wrong here.. I love critique because it helps an artist learn new ways of doing things!!


p.s.. my ideas for the new painting are similar to this.. houses along a street with a big green field, an old willow tree on the bottom right corner and maybe an aeroplane flying overhead..

what does that sound like to you?

09-02-2003, 11:41 PM
Sounds lovely. I like willow trees.

09-03-2003, 03:26 AM
I am sure the children will love it too ! :D Good luck with the cable - hope you manage to find one! - looking forward to viewing your painting when you do :D

Cheers Dahzl :)

09-03-2003, 06:49 PM
Oops well I heard back from the hospital lastnight and they have actually got too many volunteer paintings for the childrens ward though they have guarenteed a space for my painting in the newborn section..

only thing is.. this painting i am currently working on would be too much for a newborn section.. so I began a new painting this morning of a cow.. Okay, it doesn't sound too great, but I hope to post it up here soon.. (it's a bit more cuter and far more softer in colour and compostion than the one i'm currently working on)..

And I spoke to one of the IT guys here in the office and they recommended a good camera store in the city who should have supplies for camera cables :D :D

Thanks guys!!