HOW I FOUND HIM
HOW HIS ART MAKES ME FEEL
WHAT I'VE LEARNT AFTER STUDYING HIS ARTWORK
After studying Gordon Kings paintings for the past couple of weeks, and now looking at the keywords and phases that sprung to my mind during that time, I’ve come away with a few interesting discoveries.
I actually had a mini aha moment, it was when the word content came into my mind. I thought “Yeah, that’s it.“, I feel that word perfectly sums up the sensation I feel inside when looking at Gordon Kings artwork. The subjects always seem in a state of pure bliss and contentment. I think that word gets closest to my feelings, I have a sense there is still something I’m missing, but content is definitely the word I was left agreeing with most.
Delicate, feminine, dreamy, relaxed and innocence are also very strong feelings I kept bringing up, so if the overwhelming feeling in Gordon Kings artwork is contentment, I would say on a technical side, I’m most in love with Gordons use of colours. The pastely colours he pickes all blend together; leaving behind a sensation that the subjects are melting into the canvas. The colours are so tasty looking, you feel like you could almost eat a piece of the painting at times :)
I also began to notice that on many of his paintings, the edges fade out, which I think is creating the feeling of being sucked into the scene, making it very inviting. The way Gordon captures light is beautiful and the water effects he creates are just amazing, so dense and watery looking, and the reflections cast by the female figures … wow!
I’ve really enjoyed studying Gordon Kings artwork, the funny thing is, I’ve fallen even more in love with his work since studying it more closely. I’ve noticed things I didn’t realise I was seeing before. Beautiful!
These images and more can now be found on my
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GORDON KING WAS ADDED TO MY INSPIRATIONAL ARTISTS ON 1st JUNE 2014
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