See the Live Painting of “Sourdough”

by Adrian Blakey in In the Studio

Come with me on a creative journey as I paint a new work, “Sourdough” in a behind-the-scenes video. Hear about the inspiration behind this unusual piece and see a behind-the-scenes time lapse video of its development.

I find I only need a broad inspiration to start work on a new painting. After that the subconscious takes over. I start with an outline of a plan, but quickly notice and develop things that just happen. At that point, the original plan is forgotten and I go with the flow.

In this case, I was inspired by a flesh loaf of sourdough I had just baked. I wasn’t setting out to do a still life of the loaf. I liked it’s textural features and started by painting a very rough and broad sketch. And then other considerations predominate – getting a flow, rhythm and balance of colour into the work.

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In the following video, I reveal the process that I use in transforming an initial inspiration into a completed painting. Scroll down to find links to more blog posts and paintings that give you more insights into the nature of abstraction, and my particular interpretation of it.

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.

Bubble Karma” is another of my recent abstract paintings. That work was inspired by a very contemporary theme, namely how people reach out to form “social bubbles”  while locked-down in large cities. Read the blog post on that work and see a video in which give further insights into the nature of abstraction 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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