Gene

“Gene” digital illustration, 2019. Done on Procreate.

“Gene” digital illustration, 2019. Done on Procreate.

While you’re busy letting thoughts for new work fully form, you mess around with digital. Or, at least that’s what I do. I have two paintings in my head that aren’t ready for canvas so here’s an illustration I did based off one of my favorite photos of Gene Kelly. Because, Gene Kelly.

Melt

"Melt" digital painting, 2018.

"Melt" digital painting, 2018.

 

I couldn't tell you if it's the weather or just a new pace my life is taking, but I'm embracing the slowdown as I let ideas simmer. In the meantime, here's another digital piece inspired by Mughal carpet designs, the scent of flowers on a warm wind, and one of my favorite colors - persimmon.

The Stormy Sea at Night

"Turner-esque Nocturne" Digital Painting by Lauren Elyse S. 2018.

"Turner-esque Nocturne" Digital Painting by Lauren Elyse S. 2018.

 

I don't remember the first time I saw Turner's abstract atmospheric paintings, but I do remember how they made me feel. It was like a lightening bolt - they woke me up. The energy in them is insane. I particularly love Nocturne Black and Gold: the Falling Rocket, and Fishermen at Sea. My worship of a stormy sea rolls deep, and so here is a little digital painting in the vein of Turner.