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Feb242014

Guest post! Craig McCann

24th February 2014: Introducing a new member of our blogging family, we hope you enjoy Craig McCann's first guest post as he talks us through his associations with Spring-time!

"Hello everyone at Yellow House Art Licensing. My name is Craig McCann and I am one of the artists here at Yellow House. I also manage a blog about illustration and design over at Fishink

I’ve been invited by Jehane & Sue to contribute to the Yellow House blog this year in the form of four quarterly postings. I decided to divide the posts into seasonal contributions and to select from the artists in order to pick out illustrations that suggest each season to me.

Spring for me conjures up notions of rebirth, rejuvenation and renewal. Artists, Illustrators and designers can interpret this in terms of their colour palette, their depiction of new buds on trees or new bulbs bursting forth from the wooded undergrowth. Here we start with some typical scenes of lambs in the field, new born chicks amidst an explosion of yellow and blues. Daffodils, primroses and bluebells, all featuring strongly here.

All the artists in the images shown below are represented by Yellow House Art Licensing

  

It was interesting to see how Spring can also be interpreted by snowdrops and cherry blossom. These photographical renditions can also evolve into drawn designs and all over repeat patterns, with a final splash of colour and cowparsley here by Tessa Pearson.

 

More animals associated with this season are rabbits, birds on the nest and those fresh yellows and greens that only come from inquisitive shoots. Mique Moriuchi seems to capture all of these elements so well here and Jane Robbins’ plant pots are simply bursting with new life.

A few ornate hares and a colourful eruption of floral shapes here too.


GuOf course whilst we’re wandering lonely as a cloud, spotting our hosts of golden daffodils we can’t help but notice how the light looks at this time of year. Golden yet sparse, a white, bleachy light sometimes still, with frosty shades of green. Walks in the country suggest that mother nature is just waking up and time is yawning and stretching it’s hand

Finally along the coast of our green little island, the white cliffs are crisp and sharp in the sunlight. We start bringing flowers into our homes once more and the smell of the sea and cry of the seagulls screech “it’s Spring “

Thank you to Craig McCann for a guest post full of fresh and positive Spring images; a great combination of artworks and we are already looking forward to your Summer article and, of course, some sunshine too! 

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