“Cloud Bloom” is a subtle canvas cloudscape using pencils and charcoal stick. Inspired by Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” I made use of yellow and blue tones to create a ‘3D’ swirling night sky.
Magenta appeared naturally whilst making the clouds, adding depth to the troposphere. This occurred through my art process, blending the yellow, blue and pencils work together.
The clouds performed a show for us with “Cloud Bloom”. I chose the title to highlight the destructive effects of manmade climate change.
Here is the original photograph for “Cloud Bloom”:
As you will see from the time I photographed this image [2111hrs], I made this canvas artwork, literally, whilst day became night, late evening. The cloud arrangement is truly theatrical.
On the canvas “Cloud Bloom” is magnificent. One of those pieces you want to sit there and view from a comfortable sofa chair.
I thought I would also make two different versions for lovers of my blog to enjoy.
Here is the Collage version:
“Cloud Bloom – Collage” is made of twenty images, alternating between one colour and one black/white digital photograph, 300dpi, 3133 x 2114 pixels in image.
“Cloud Bloom – Collage” is a Pop Art Landscape piece in Warhol modernist style. This piece follows a tradition I have with, at the very least, my oil paintings. A distinctive feature either purposed or by pure chance, known to those that study my works greatest.
Where would “Collage” be without the full Black/White edition?
Here is “Cloud Bloom – Black & White”:
I really love this version equally as much as the other digital/print editions.
“Cloud Bloom – Black & White” is a digital/print version from the original colour artwork. My ‘Black & White’ edition is one officially authenticated digital edition and a set of three individual print versions only.
I carefully balanced the shadows to create a uniquely dramatic version.
On the day I first published these photographs online [18th July), Europe and the UK experienced cataclysmic manmade weather. A large-scale heatwave exceeded 35 degrees Celsius in many areas.
Wildfires have ravaged thousands upon thousands of hectares of land in many countries, such as France, Greece, Portugal and Spain – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62210116
I feel my artworks in this blog article draw attention to the blight of our climate through a persistently unsustainable ecological mechanotide.
“Mechanotide” – any human activity involving machinery whereby its usage grossly damages a habitat, the environment, climate, other biological systems and/or organisms. In a commercial sense “mechanotide” is usually wanton, sustained and destructive actions prior to appropriate, properly enforced legislation and countermeasures to reverse their damaging effects.
For instance, we could include some cryptocurrencies technological resources methodology (excessive, unnecessary electricity grid usage), certain fracking techniques (earthquakes) and as yet unmitigated heavy use of transportational fossil fuels (air pollution) in towns and cities as examples of modern “mechanotide”.
I do hope you love my artworks.