Painting: The Last Sun

A Painting I did for my parents at Christmas 2016. I hadn’t painted in a while but was not  too disappointed with the outcome.
While partly inspired by the teachings of Dionysius on the Via Negativa (something I learnt in philosophy this year),  it was really just an experiment of colour.

A sunset is built upon mountains

Looking For Writers!

Aesthetic Empire is looking for writers! Preferably students with interests in the arts who would like to share their artwork, literature or would like to review or discuss topics. Pretty much as long as it comes under the arts,media or even music. I would greatly appreciate it so that this blog uploads content more regularly.

If anyone is interested email me at aestheticempire@hotmail.com or message me on social media. Your work would get credited (obviously) and after a while you’d probably get admin privileges as well (if you want).

Sketchbooks and Writing Poetry In Them.

I often doodle where I write, or write where I doodle. They seem to work off of each other, help me to find direction. Never do I draw too ambitiously when searching for ideas, the things above took little more than ten minutes. However I implore anyone who writes to draw and vice versa, I’m certain you’ll do better for it. If nothing else it focuses your mind and starts to fill the daunting white page.

Painting: How The World Goes Round

A Canvas job I did for my parents as a Christmas present.

It’s easy to forget that we are part of the nature we destroy, it’s easy to think we are separate from the rest of the animal kingdom.

Yet when you’re standing at the sinking sunset, the sunlight completely immersing you, Read more ›

Painting: The Futility of Structure

When your life becomes so complicated, so entangled in the many stresses of our man-made existence, many people look to order. You see the smoothness of a well oiled machine, the exactness in its timing and perfect execution of function and wish you could emulate such perfection.

Many then turn to
structure, timetables, crushing organisation, living their life clockwork, every hour planned and executed to excel.

We envision our goals and successes Read more ›

Close up

A black pen etching of a captured interaction between man and beast (well lizard…).

It’s funny how, in this age, we see ourselves as so different from the nature that Read more ›

A Lion’s share

A soft pastel sketch of half a lion’s face.  The vivid colour scheme was a delight to try and re-create. The pastels compliment the Read more ›

Roar sketch

An old black and white pencil sketch from a couple of years back. I remember being very proud.

A grizzly bear’s roar can reach up to 114 decibels; as loud as jet taking off. With that in mind, a roaring bear can make for a powerful image.

 

Lost at Sea

A quick acrylic paint sketch of a Koi Fish.

The scales need some work

Koi – common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens.