Friday, 31 July 2009

Enveloped


A mixed media representation called "enveloped".

Sunflowers


This is a picture of a work in progress, although now completed. A watercolor of sunflowers . With this a poem.


Days end


Clouds like

fearful fire

Sunflowers beam

Portrush days


I lived in Northern I reland for a decade , this is a poem I wrote there.


Portrush days


A soggy bird on a fence


Flew away drying his wings


With the wind



Alone tree leafless


On a bare landscape


Claps hands


Together with the sky who cries AMB

Robin Redbreast


My favourite bird is the Robin Redbreast . As a child I always watched out for them in the garden. I love their beautiful red breasts there is something really cheerful about them .This is a watercolor I did from memory, I tried to capture their quiet presence.


The Robin


Winter having stirred


The little robin redbreast


Settles upon a post


Softly noble.



ABarnett 09


Drawn up in the clouds


This is a graphite drawing done on the spot. I climbed up a mountain to draw this, there is Mount Snowdon in the distance.


All the birds have flown up and gone;


A lonely cloud floats leisurely by


We never tire of looking at each other


Only the Mountain and I .

"Spirit whispers"


" I believe in the other side and the eternityof the soul. I believe our spirits make the round trip from this world to the other side many times, by our own choice, to learn and experience for the ongoing advancement of the souls God gave us. I believe that only a thin veil seperates our earthly dimension from the dimension of the other side." Sylvia Browne

Thursday, 30 July 2009

"Mother earth"


A mixed media image symbolising mother earth.

" Angel with no wings"


A mixed media image , figurative spiritual.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

"Peace"


Another older image representing peace, mainly a celebration of the peace in Northern Ireland where I lived for a decade. Mixed media and collage.

Older work


My older work is very different, although I still worked in a variety of techniques the subject matter was mostly figurative. This image was a celebration of life and dancing, called "dancing free."

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Edgecombe


This is my favourite tree drawing. I drew this at Mount Edgecombe Country Park in Cornwall.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Monoprints


I often develop monoprints , a one off print which can be drawn on glass and smudged with cloths.

Mixed media


I often use mixed media . This is a representation of roots from a tree, I have used inks , pastels and oil pastels.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Watercolor


This watercolor is called "blue view" painted direct in landscape.

Leaves


I love to use leaves in my artwork , this image called " beneath" is a mixed media painting which I also have done in pastels. As well as painting and drawing landscape I love to focus upon the close up detail of nature, an altered world, a magnifiation.

Lago Maggiore, Italy


This is one of my watercolors, painted direct in the landscape, again I have tried to capture the stunning light here.

Light on the sea at Rame


This is a sketch I did overlooking Rame , Cornwall, the sun was setting and the light was beautiful, I used graphite pencils on textured paper.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

A tree poem


My tree poem . A personification!

"blue"


Blue twilight flowers


Do your reflected


Blossoms shine


Upon the evening dew


Do you smile at the wind


And bow to the moon?

Topsy turvy


This is a lino cut called topsy turvy , based on the intricate detail and pattern found inside a cabbage!

Pastel


I often use pastels. This picture called "leafy myth" is based on leaves.

Watercolor


This watercolor is painted on a thicker more dense paper and gives a different impression.

Watercolor


One of my many watercolors. This is called "efflorescent".Painted prior to a pastel of the same.

Watercolor


The main core of my work is watercolors, I work direct from nature. I love this medium as it gives you a sense of freedom and unpredicatability.

Woodcuts continued


Another woodcut based upon a life drawing, printed by hand at home. This image is printed from a woodblock and is printed on handmade paper which has threads woven throughout the surface which capture the light.

Woodcuts


As part of my MA in printmaking I worked on woodcuts for the first time. I represent here my love of swimming , but the figure stretched out is seen swimming in a sea of leaves. In doing this I tried to incorperate the elements of landscape in to the process.

Windstretch 2


This is an acrylic painting taken from the first drawing posted below.It is painted on canvas. The original inspiration was from Mount Edgecombe country park in Cornwall.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Angela Marie Barnett Art: Angela Marie Barnett Art

Angela Marie Barnett Art: Angela Marie Barnett Art

outstretched


This life drawing "outstretched" is drawn with a very soft charcoal, you can create a very soft smudged effect using a cotton wool and an eraser to highlight areas.

Life drawing continued


This is one of my life drawings.

Life painting


Hi part of my work involves Life drawing and painting which I really enjoy and I think if you practice regularly improves your skills on the whole. I admit I should do this more often. Anyway here is one of my favorite life paintings , painted in watercolor direct in a life class.

Angela Marie Barnett Art

Angela Marie Barnett Art

Angela Marie Barnett Art: Sunday July 13th 2009

Angela Marie Barnett Art: Sunday July 13th 2009

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Angela Marie Barnett Art: Angela Marie Barnett Art

Angela Marie Barnett Art: Angela Marie Barnett Art

Trees


Hi all , I am having difficuly with my blog , I dont think anyone knows about me but never mind , Im sure Ill get the hang of it soon. Here is more of my current work. I love to draw trees , I have a total facination for them . Here are a couple of my favourite drawings.This tree I called "raintree"as I drew it in endless rain .

Monday, 13 July 2009

Drawing


An important element of my work is drawing . I often go into the landscape and draw direct. I also go life drawing which I really enjoy , I dont feel Im very proficient though. When I draw I use graphite pencils as you can create real depth in your work. This is a drawing which I sold drawn at Mount Edgecombe Park, its called "interlace"

St Ives


The other day I visited St Ives and was reminded how beautiful it is even in the rain . I took my camera with me and began wandering around the back alleys getting really lost.I suddenly came up on this stunning cat that was perfectly posing on this red gate, so I got my camera out. Typical , it was playing up . By the time I was ready the cat turned its back on me, but suprisingly a really cute dog of the house poked its head through the gatepost and looked straight at me as if to say what are you doing? Here he is.

This picture is done in pastels and is created direct from nature, I enjoyed creating this!!!Its called "efflorescent" and is one of my favourite recent images.

All this work is recent. One of my favourite images is a watercolor of sunflowers. I called it"flowers of the sun" Its Still at the framers!What do you think?

My usual Art work is quite different. I belong to "drawn to the valley" and flameworks in Plymouth and am currently working towards my open studios which is going to be on the Barbican at the end of August. My work is quite different I dont have a particular style and just work in a totally spontaneaous way , basically how I feel at the time. My main inspiration is landscape and natural objects , flowers etc. So here you go this is an example of some of my work , by the way its all for sale!

Sunday July 13th 2009


Hi, My names Angie. I am a visual Artist . I live and work in Plymouth. This is my first blog ever. I have decided to create this to promote my Art work . I have recently been experimenting with manipulating photographic images I have taken . Here is one taken today of a Buddha Sculpture.Its in my lounge. Im having great fun playing around with this !So here you are!!!