Emotions

This painting are called ‘Emotions’. The paintings employ facial expressions motivated by disturbed emotions (left and right paintings) and contemplative thoughts (middle painting), through my Cubic Portraits.

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The paintings of abstract Cubic heads seem to powerfully touch the senses of the onlooker.

The Cubic Forms present a serious of shapes that create the human form in configurations of planes and angles.

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Sylvenstein Reservoir Germany

imageI was instantaneously drawn to a picture of Sylvenstein when I saw it in a book I bought on Germany. A book full of luscious colour photographs of Germany entitled “Germany a book to remember her by”.

The painting I produced of ‘Sylvenstein’ is a facsimile enlargement of the photography in the book. The part I played as the artist enlarging and copying the picture was purely one of a copier, a relay between the photo in the book and the greatly enlarged 5-foot long painting.

Damage

After a period of ill health and my happiness in what was going on in Germany around World War 2, unfortunately I took it out of my painting. My friend and mentor Lou encouraged me to restore my painting. We made a video talking about my story during this time. This beautiful painting is restored to her former glory but she tells a bigger story about my journey to wellbeing.

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Composition and Colour Link to article about who is the artist photography or painter? 

The predominate colour in the composition is cobalt blue of the reservoir, a very striking long curve sweeps into the painting from its passage hewn through rock in the foreground, sweeping to the left over the bridge with its stanchions supporting it and into the mountains in the depths of the background. As I have said the finished enlarged painting is purely a copy of the photograph with its mountains, reservoir and road painted in the colours of the photograph. This painting is in the classical tradition of painting with the eye being conducted into the composition by means of the sweeping curvilinear road.

“Germany a book to remember her by” is available on Amazon.

 

Who is the Artist? Painter or Photographer?

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From the inception of photography into the art world, artists have been influenced by photography. Although the origination of the photograph lies with another artist as the photographer, the painter and artist takes this to another level of interpretation and creativity. The painter embellishes and interprets the original in a way that is true to their self and style. A very notable example of photography-influenced painting is the great Morris Utrillo.

Composition and Colour

The predominate colour in the composition is cobalt blue of the reservoir, a very striking long curve sweeps into the painting from its passage hewn through rock in the foreground, sweeping to the left over the bridge with its stanchions supporting it and into the mountains in the depths of the background. As I have said the finished enlarged painting is purely a copy of the photograph with its mountains, reservoir and road painted in the colours of the photograph. This painting is in the classical tradition of painting with the eye being conducted into the composition by means of the sweeping curvilinear road.

“Germany a book to remember her by” is available on Amazon. 

David-A Painting by Artist Norman Long

David Burrow

“It’s difficult to put into words what one tries to express in a painting, but it is very satisfying for your words (Lou) so how that you have seen deeper than the superficial likeness. While I am working on a portrait, I sometimes write notes to myself in my journal do define what I am aiming for.  Here is what I wrote while working on David, unedited.”

“This delicate painting on board of David. Draw the world in his eyes, a child’s eyes. He says “Why am I not well known?” He has worn life with a simple hope. A child with ferocious integrity, a burning inner life.  Don’t make an image of him, make a PAINTING.”

Norman Long – Artist
Tel: 07979 59 60 62
http://www.normanlongartist.com