Painting “Bubble Karma”

by Adrian Blakey in In the Studio
     

Come with me on a creative journey as I paint a new work, “Bubble Karma“. See the steps of development, how it all comes together, and how despite it’s abstract nature, it has a figurative interpretation.

Painted on Melbourne’s 200th day of COVID lockdowns, this painting is about how isolated people reach out to form “bubbles” of connection. The central red object represents the tension and anxiety of isolation, while the thick wavy red and then blue marks emanating around it represent cooling attempts to reach out. A demonic creature smirks below, a personification of the virus perhaps?


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In the following  video, I’ll talk you through the painting of “Bubble Karma”. Scroll down for  links to other related blog posts and paintings.


If you would like to know more about the nature of abstraction, see this blog post on the painting of “Waves“. You might also enjoy my blog series on the great artists that inspired me.

Almost anything can be a source of inspiration. “Sourdough” was inspired by the shapes and textures of a loaf of bread. You can see how that painting developed in a short video in another post here.

Almost anything can be a source of inspiration. “Ocean Birth” was inspired by the shapes and colors of some oil I spilt whilst cooking. You can see how that painting developed in a short video in another post here.

Paintings can also be inspired by music. In “Allegretto“, I was inspired by a Beethoven symphony. I’m planning to do further paintings inspired by other musical genres as well.


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