Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Primitive, Naive ...

I have been having a wonderful time lately painting a couple of spreads in an altered book I am doing with the girls from my little art group....Julia, Dot, Ro and Patsy (still blogless).

I have recently been inspired by Katherine Dunn. I bought her book, "Creative Illustration Workshop" and have been blissfully reading through and taking in her wonderful primitive style art. The pages below were painted for my friend Patsy... she is a gorgeous, vivacious, fun loving friend and these pages seemed to flow so easily with her in mind. "Peace Carriers" (inspired by Katherine Dunne and Haitian art).

The full page spread.


A little blue bird of happiness, trailing along behind the Peace Carrier.


"Peace Keeper"
For these pages I first painted an undercoat of black gesso and then painted with a mix of acrylics and gouache ( I do love the pigmentation of the gouache...rich, strong colour). I have also used pastels and ink and some collage here and there.

I really love this naive style, both in my painting and my stitching...I am having fun with it! Jude and Judy have showed me the way with cloth and Katherine and Lynne have showed me the way with paint.





And....there has also been a little stitching. Not much... but a bit. I am working on Christmas gifties (as usual I am running a little late), cant show them yet.


Over the weekend I went to my friend Nats art exhibition opening....wonderful day... pop over to Nats blog to see photos from the day. Lots of indigo and cloth, wonderful basketmaking and bookmaking....



MOST OF ALL,
LOVE YOURSELF.

-SARK-



Sending love and colour.

Jacky xox




20 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Love your paintings Jacky. I like primitive arts and your colour is scrumptious - wish I can paint - Hugs Nat

Jenxo said...

i love your primitive style Jacky, they are wonderful....

karen said...

wonderful painting Jacky!

Jenny Stevning said...

LOVE the paintings! Very inspiring!

lynne h said...

jacky, thank you...

i love katherine dunn's book and i am smiling that you now have it. : ) if nothing else i love to just leaf through it and look at her paintings. but she really got me thinking too...

i love these paintings! everything, but your trees! oh i do love them! and your stitching! good grief! it's fabulous...

here we are, journeying on...

xoxo

Lee said...

Your 'peace carriers' are absolutely beautiful - oh how I wish I was the lucky recipient! Lee :)

Robin Olsen said...

Love, love, love these Jacky! Your pages are so full and rich with nice vibrant color. Now I really need to get that book. And a beautiful little fabric tidbit too.

Gaye Todd said...

Beautiful! :) x

Zorana said...

This style suits you so well! It's like you have been painting like this forever, somehow managing to keep it fresh. It is beautiful! I hope you will continue to be inspired to paint, so that we get to see more of these rich and colorful pieces.

Julia said...

I think you are a really talented artist Jacky, and these just prove it!!...such depth of colour and gorgeous birds, ..I just love these...hope to see themt his Saturday in person...xx..julia

Julia said...

I think you are a really talented artist Jacky, and these just prove it!!...such depth of colour and gorgeous birds, ..I just love these...hope to see them this Saturday in person too...xx..julia

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

The collage box is here safe and sound:) Just thought I would let you know. Great blog you have here, love your fun colours and the adorable owl you got!

Marilyn Rock said...

Jacky; your colors are so lush! Love your style and there isn't anything you cannot do! xxoo

Anonymous said...

Love your paintings Jacky! Love your colours too..love everything about your work!
I'm looking forward to my copy of Katherine Dunns book..a Christmas gift to myself!!
Coral

T said...

Wow, just so full of colour....beautiful jacky.

xt

Judy Martin said...

Wow. These are so beautiful.
Colourful, vibrant, rich.

The Peace Carrier full page spread and the Peace Keeper are fantastic.

They communicate your positive spirit so well.

Hoola Tallulah said...

Wow! So much colour and beauty <3

Emma said...

These are lovely, I struggle to even manage naive drawing/painting & I'm trying to find a bird shape that's 'mine' I'll keep looking!

Eva said...

Gouache on a dark ground, isn't that a wonderful technique and material? I love the results! The stitching, too! And with that spotlight method in your pictures, you make me feel like a burglar in your flat who discovers the things with a flashlight in his hand.

art spirit said...

Your paintings are absolutely marvelous! Love them...so inspiring...now I need to get that book too! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful art!