Sunday, 1 February 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday - Light Inspiration & Works In Progress

My work table - little WIP

The sun is so seductive. I love the way it slices through my studio and dances its way across tubes of paint, over the water jar and along the windowsills. But most of all, I love the way it makes my paintings sing.




Sunshine brushes

Despite dire warnings of snow across England today, my celestial friend shone for a little while this morning and I was drawn into its wintery warmth to work before mean grey clouds arrived and bullied it into submission.




Easel - large WIP

(**I'm loving this creative challenge from the innovative Hey Harriet! Do click here to browse a fantastic gallery of weekly Shadow Shots from a group of very talented photographers from around the globe.**)

40 comments:

Dreamers Dream said...

ahh thats beauitful:)

Noner said...

I like the sunset brushes picture.

I'm playing for the first time at http://myordinarythings.blogspot.com/2009/02/32365.html

DEB said...

So THIS is where the magic happens! Thanks for sharing!

Mama Shujaa said...

You read my mind!!!

After your last Illus. Fri. beaut I'm dying to know how, where, and how long it takes you to complete your pieces.

Thanks for sharing.

Mama S.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

So creative & smart idea you have. Great done...

I love ém!

Rosebud Collection said...

What wonderful pictures/shadows..
The paint brushes really stand out..but I like all of the shots..
Happy SSS..

jinksy said...

The sight of all those tubes of paint made me want to join in! Loved the easel shadow...

Sandra Ree said...

Beautiful. I love a work space and especially with sun shadows. Happy SSS!

Hey Harriet said...

I love love love these shadow shots! Very arty :) I really enjoy having a little peek into your workspace & seeing some of your artwork. That was fun! Hope you have an awesome Sunday :)

Elizabeth said...

I always love looking at art in progress and drool at the sight of tubes of paint.
So glad you are doing s
Shadow-shot Sundays.
Tracy has got a real group going.

robertsloan2art said...

I love your shadow shots and agree, on days when the sun is bright it's a joy working on any art. Today I had sunlight but no energy and a lot of pain, it got way too frustrating.

Robert aka robertsloan2art
www.explore-oil-pastels-with-robert-sloan.com -- oil pastels site frequently growing and subsuming most of my time when I'm not sick.

bobbie said...

Some really great shadows! And some really beautiful colors as well!

Anna Lefler said...

Oh, what tasty photos and peeks at your pieces. I just think it's magical that you can make art like that. Truly.

Happy Sunday...

XO

Anna

Cynthia said...

Hi Tessa, I'm visiting from Lori times five and I had to tell you that your brush shadow shot is so inspirational that I think I want to paint as well! I'm also outside of my birth country, I moved to the eternally warm Puerto Rico.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What a great shot - the shadow of the paintbrushes is clever too!
We admire your paintings! Painting is something we never did much of in art classes....we liked drawing with charcoal & pastels - painting wasn't really for us, so we appreciate your talent here!!

Lori ann said...

..."In placid hours well~ pleased we dream"... its just how I feel looking at your photos today...of course the sun finds you and your paintings,it sees the light in you :)
xx

CLAY said...

I like your workspace! I have a question, do you sell any of your works? I don't mean to be rude, but your work is terrific, I can understand if it's personal. Well, I will return to see more of your posts!

Cheers,
Clayrn Darrow
M.IV

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

Wow!

Janelle said...

ah it looks so warm and cosy..! has it started snowing yet? x janelle

twobarkingdogs said...

I love the shot of the brushes!

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

Thanks for the look into your work space. I like your desk. All those little dots of color.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Lovely! There's nothing more inspiring than sunlight - it really does stir the creative rhythm - and the light in your shots looks so deliciously golden!

Paradise Lost In Translation said...

HI AA.
I've photo tagged you over at 'my place' as they say. Sorry, I got tagged, and amsupposed topass it on. It squite a fun one though. When I received an award I failed to pass it on to 8, yes 8 others, so thought I'd better do this photo tag thing.

Dianne said...

even your work area is a work of art :)

rae said...

This is a beautiful blog. Glad I found it!

karen said...

gorgeous shadows!! must be pretty gloomy there right now, seeing incredible pics on the news of snowy UK!

PS i tagged you for some photo fun, have a look at my blog! :-)

A Cuban In London said...

I love the fact that your brushes can sing :-).

Snow in London Sunday, yesterday and today.

Beautiful pictures. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Angela said...

Singing paintings in the sun - you create not only art but feelings, Tessa. You are so remarkable!

Val said...

a fabulous post full of light and air - the shadow shots are inspirational too.

If you want to play that word game your letter is G

x

Val said...

a fabulous post full of light and air - the shadow shots are inspirational too.

If you want to play that word game your letter is G

x

Maithri said...

And the world is perfect...

That breath of light,

That transient radiance...

Reaches me with the self same power and warmth that a torch, a flame, a sun....would hope to engender

Thank you for the warmth of your spirit,

Much love, M

The Pink Cowboy said...

Tingling colours full of life. Love your art, so vibrant...

Val said...

your paintings are like the sun - they shimmer and vibrate and give off so much warmth!
I struggled yesterday to post a comment and now i see it actually went through twice! sorry about that :-)

Renee said...

You will never be to late for any party I have. xoxoxo

I noticed a theme with the letter L. Long legs and liberality both let you see over other people's heads.

Love Renee

Ziongirl said...

I love your blog. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings, Brooke

Sarah Laurence said...

Tessa, it’s fun to see your workspace and glimpse at your process. I love the light on the brushes. The illustration painting in the post below is so gorgeously vibrant. Like Mama Shujaa, I’d love to learn more about your creative process.

The W.O.W. factor said...

Ohhhhhhh! I'm so excited you took me into your studio! To see your visions coming to fruition.
I see how the sunshine makes your paintings sing! What a wonderful space you have!
Barb

Renee said...

Thanks for your support in my criminal activities. xoxoxo

Love Renee

Linda Sue said...

OHHH I so want to come and play with your art stuff! You are an inspiration to be sure! You would teach and I might learn and we could have endless cups of tea, watch the snow and ART- all day into the evening!Love your space!

Pencil Sanity said...

Super shots and inspiring to boot.