Wednesday, April 28, 2010

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS

I am very fascinated to receive message from a publisher in California,USA.  An acceptance to include my artworks in the "International Contemporary Masters Volume IV", a juried annual art book. Another form of recognition to my artworks as a well as my involvement in art. After all the hardworks that I have been going through together with my determination to excel and  it all pays off. I could hardly treat this as part of my personal achievement in art.This annual book will be published in December 2010.

Details of the message from the publisher ( copied from my inbox dated 31st March,2010 ) is shown below.
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judy@omma.us to me                                            show details 10:00 PM (22 hours ago)






Dear Azlan Adam,


I am glad to inform you that you have been approved to appear in the International Contemporary masters IV art book. The approved images are:


1. Soul of The Jungle Harmony 3


2. Spirit of The Jungle- Untouched Melody 2


Each page in the book will present one image. Please let me know how many pages you’d like, so a s to send you the final selection


Warmest regards


Despina Tunberg - Curator


World Wide Art Books

5383 Hollister Ave, # 140
93111 Santa Barbara CA
Tel / fax +1 805 683 3899

Thursday, April 15, 2010

SKETCH 15

ANOTHER SKETCH : EXPRESSION OF MIND




..single line sketch on paper using artline pen

                                       Drawn on 2nd April 2010

SKETCH 14

ANOTHER SKETCH : EXPRESSION OF MIND



..single line sketch on paper using artline pen
Drawn on 2nd April, 2010

SKETCH 13

ANOTHER SKETCH : EXPRESSION OF MIND



                                     ...single line sketch on paper using artline pen
                                              Drawn on 1st April,2010

SKETCH 12

    ANOTHER SKETCH : EXPRESSION OF MIND



...single line sketch on paper using artline pen
Drawn on 1st April 2010

SKETCH 11

    ANOTHER SKETCH : EXPRESSION OF MIND



...single line sketch on paper using artline pen
Drawn on 28th March 2010

SKETCH 10

       ANOTHER SKETCH : EXPRESSION OF MIND




....single line sketch using artline pen
Drawn on 28th March 2010

SKETCH 9

        ANOTHER SKETCH : EXPRESSION OF MIND


....single line sketch using artline pen
Drawn on 26th March 2010

SKETCH 8

ANOTHER SKETCH : EXPRESSION OF MIND





                                  ...single line sketch using artline pen
                                drawn on 26th March 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

UNFINISHED WORK

I had 22 pieces of stretched canvases on wooden panels of which I painted 13 pieces out of it. Most of them are at 10% in progress. Meaning to say that I have 13 unfinished paintings laying in my studio. According to my initial planning I have to complete at least 50 pieces of new artworks before end of June. If everything is in order and I manage to get it done on time then I will definitely be happy. Considering the time factor I have only 80 days to go and assuming that I will in good health I need to complete one painting in 1 1/2 day. I probably need to adhere this pace if not my whole intention to organise at least two solo exhibitions in Malaysia before year end will be jeopardise. Furthermore to couple with oversea exhibitions which I am in the midst of finalising the arrangement with few galleries I have to complete at least 100 pieces of my new artworks in total apart from the earlier planning.


I always hoping that the weather will be on my side because if it is too hot I surely cannot do my artwork during day time. Since I am using acrylic paint as my media the strong heat will dry the color to fast once applied onto the canvas and this will deter my brushstrokes. If this happen definitely I have to do my work at night and thus affect my whole schedule. In order to get a loose brushstrokes the colors that I applied must still in wet condition and not yet stick on the canvas. To be honest my vision during night time is not as good as before and this might deteriorate my color scheme eventhough by right I am not  a color blind. Looking at my earlier artworks one could note and differentiate the colors I normally used. Most of the colors scheme and tonation are almost or exactly the same in nature but if focus closely then one could see the difference between them. That is part of the strength in my artworks and could consider this as my signature.

...new artwork in progress
I do not have any formal education in art but I have the determination to succeed in my art journey. Apart from exchanging views and ideas from some of my artist friends I am also randomly outsourcing the art info from internet in order to equip myself about art. Reading is important to increase the knowledge and also helps me to get new ideas especially on my new artwork. I always try to mix colors in the form and tonation that I like most. Color sheme that will not interfere my message in the artwork. On overall it will be eyes catching and soothes the mind. One could simply see the clarity of the colors and understand the hidden meaning of my text in the artworks, complex but manageable.

Going through my artworks thoroughly will make one feel welcome by the way I express my inner feelings. Simple and harmony-that what the artworks are all about.

Friday, April 2, 2010

NEW ARTWORK

This is another piece of my new artwork. Still focus on jungle as my subject matter, I try to relate as far as I could the relationship between the jungle as an outside world with our real world. Significantly the ties among these two could be expressed in terms of colors used and the brushstrokes which will determine the elements of ' spirit' or 'soul' and the surroundings.




As for the background, I used yellow ochre and partly light yellow to determine the earth. The overlapping of these two colors signify the change of time that is from morning to noon. Bright yellow indicates the sunshine and clarity of the environment and our feelings.

To represent trees and other flora as well as fauna, soothing and cool colors are used. It shows the harmony,love and emotions while dark and warmth colors such as burnt sienna, violet,vermillion and orange indicates the determination and survival.Whilst color such buff titanium is used to show the spritual elements and the wind strenghthened by the loose brushstrokes.

Work on this new piece is just 10% in progress and there are a lot more to do before it is done and complete. Hopefully I could finish the work in due course and it will satisfy me.
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