Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Pretty Flamingo

There's a method to the madness... I'm experimenting. This week I was inspired by the work of Lawrence Yang who I 'stumbled upon'...

His bio reads:

Lawrence Yang wrestles with informational abstractions by day and paints by night. Influenced by graffiti art and traditional Chinese painting, he employs ink, marker, and watercolor, as the permanence of this media adds a sense of immediacy to his work. Lawrence's paintings make use of color to communicate atmosphere and emotion, and they are concerned primarily with creating order out of chaos (and vice versa).

Lawrence Yang

Lawrence Yang

He's seeing dimension in drip and dribble, substance in splatter... and little birdies and teddy bears in ... well ... maybe we shouldn't go there...

I took my own interpretation of his technique and, because I was wearing my best clothes at the time and didn't want to ruin them, printed out some splatter work I had 'prepared earlier' (just like Delia Smith). It was just some pink dribbles really with a random blog of green. It immediately spoke to me. In fact, truth be told, it sang.... 'pretty flamingo'. It sang it a lot... until I got really annoyed...

Anyway, we ended up with three pretty flamingos and one green bug. I was quite pleased that Manfred Mann hadn't recorded any songs about green bugs.

If you're interested in exploring new techniques (and getting annoying songs stuck in your head), then this is just the kind of thing we'll be doing on my Inspirational eCourse (shameless plug!). It starts on May 14th.


  1. Love your pink Flamingo's and the green bug!

  2. Your bear is awesome! I'd totally buy one like that for my son. The Teddy-bear making culture is sorta intimidating-at my state fair they even split up the soft toy competition (I almost entered something in the "non-jointed non-Teddy-bear category last summer but chickened out!)
    teddy bear

  3. Like the flamingoes and the effect of them standing in the water - and the Lawrence Yang images are lovely too. If this kind of inspiration is what the e-course is about I'm even more eager for it to start. You're a marvel, Lisa.