Modern Art gives birth to itself, says contemporary artist

Hello and welcome to my contemporary Art blog. An inspirational goal for many artists is to make paintings that create themselves. Fun metaphors aside, this blog post is about a recent work titled 'The Dream of a Golden Tree'. It uses oil, Cold Wax, bitumen, pumice stone, enamel on a 80 x 80 cm Canvas. Read more to discover how I created the painting and my inspiration behind the work. Share your thoughts about this artwork on my Twitter or Instagram, I'd like to hear your thoughts and ideas.

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'The Dream of a Golden Tree' Oil, Cold Wax, bitumen, pumice stone, enamel on 80 x 80 cm Canvas

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The Dream of a Golden Tree (Display setting), This is an oil wax and acrylic painting artwork by Peter Corr contemporary UK based artist Art PeterCorrart close-up of artwork textured, large, colourful, vibrant, compelling, inspiring, valuable, investment piece, artwork for sale available art fair blue gold yellow orange trees tree  forest forestry original painting painter contemporary art blog contemporary art blog, what painting should I buy? contemporary landscape artist online. buy abstract art online, original oil paintings for sale uk, artist, art, painting, buy artwork online, original painting, modern art, uk based artist, ely painter, artwork, This is an oil painting on a cradled wooden board using a cold wax medium. Affordable Art Fair Artist Hampstead Battersea
The Dream of a Golden Tree (Display setting)

This image is something of a departure for me in that it is very much a graphic rendering of a Winter tree with a pronounced emphasis on drawing and linear qualities. The general process is relatively organic with the first layers applied with a brayer using a compound of cold wax, pumice stone powder and enamel paint. Thereafter, a scoring technique not dissimilar to the etching process helps to create a rich patina and fine surface texture.

The Dream of a Golden Tree (Detail), golden tree painting, This is an oil wax and acrylic painting artwork by Peter Corr contemporary UK based artist Art PeterCorrart close-up of artwork textured, large, colourful, vibrant, compelling, inspiring, valuable, investment piece, artwork for sale available art fair blue gold yellow orange trees tree  forest forestry original painting painter contemporary art blog contemporary art blog, what painting should I buy? contemporary landscape artist online. buy abstract art online, original oil paintings for sale uk, artist, art, painting, buy artwork online, original painting, modern art, uk based artist, ely painter, artwork, This is an oil painting on a cradled wooden board using a cold wax medium.
The Dream of a Golden Tree (Detail)




Gold enamel has been alternately trailed, poured, painted and spattered across the surface, followed by thin washes of diluted bitumen. At intervals, the top layers have been partially erased and reinstated using rags soaked in a mix of turpentine and linseed oil.



The Dream of a golden tree painting by Peter Corr. This is an oil wax and acrylic painting artwork by Peter Corr contemporary UK based artist Art PeterCorrart close-up of artwork textured, large, colourful, vibrant, compelling, inspiring, valuable, investment piece, artwork for sale available art fair blue gold yellow orange trees tree  forest forestry original painting painter contemporary art blog contemporary art blog, what painting should I buy? contemporary landscape artist online. buy abstract art online, original oil paintings for sale uk, artist, art, painting, buy artwork online, original painting, modern art, uk based artist, ely painter, artwork, This is an oil painting on a cradled wooden board using a cold wax medium.  Affordable Art Fair Artist Hampstead Battersea
The Dream of a Golden Tree (Detail)

In painting, my goal is to produce a work that appears to have created itself, hence the title of my post 'Modern Art gives birth to itself". To achieve a degree of spontaneity you have to paint without excessive control, deliberately restrict your awareness of what is happening and embrace chance.




There is an element of 'zen' about this and you must be thinking I probably wouldn't be out of place in 'pseud's corner' in Private Eye, but please bear with me. The concept of taking back control is as misguided as the Brexiteer's oft-repeated mantra. Absolute control is a mirage and is likely to produce a restricted and stifled outcome. This is why I use relatively unconventional tools and materials; they don't automatically respond to dexterity and fine motor activity. In this work, a heat gun has accelerated the stages of drying and simultaneously generated unique shapes as the enamel melts into the wax. A sander partially obliterates the top layers revealing the patina of earlier stages echoing the appearance of erosion and the passage of time.


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Inspiration from Laura Simms
'The dream is the portal between worlds that springs open to us at night, and maybe open all the time, but easily ignored or forgotten in the comings and goings that consume and distract our waking life. What is not visible is rendered fantasy. What can be offered by the dream is a reminder in the form of pure image: immediate, symbolic, without obstructions of concept and prefabricated opinion. In this story, adapted from Jewish sources in India, a King who is impetuous and swayed by the urging of his three jealous wives, banishes his fourth and favourite wife. He sends away the one who his heart values most'.
What appears to each in the dream is not an actual tree, but a sacred tree, like the golden trees carved in the great synagogues that adorn the Bima where the Holy Torah is kept hidden behind curtains and doors adorned with leaves and trees, eagles and golden crowns. We are in the world of symbols and nature, a mythic reality where image speaks louder than words.
The tree here is unconditional love, the spiritual and physical joined, and the reminder that sets King and Queen each on their journeys We are reminded of creation itself, of the original trees, of holy hidden places that must be remembered and sought again and again and not forgotten. The image of the golden tree brings to mind the Song of Songs, where longing engulfs us and urges us to open. “I sleep, but my heart is awake.”
- Laura Simms

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