Posts Tagged ‘fire’


I had a lot of trouble with this one following a really rough emotional week last week. I wanted to paint a nice calm candle flame. I started said picture and it was just awful, then the song ‘Cleanse By Fire’ by Alice Cooper came on my random playlist, which was kinda ironic. It opened up a strange kind of angry side to me, I covered everything in black and began plastering acrylic paint and modelling paste over the top.

It was actually really therapeutic and I guess what fire needed to be for me today; energetic, cleansing and rough. It pushed me through the artist block I was having and for that alone I can value the mess


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This quick sketch was an intuitive one done with my soft pastels. I love what formed on the page, it feels like a fire spirit of some kind to me. What do you think?

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