Today’s Art (14th June 2018)

Here’s the next digitally-edited painting in my “Gothic Aberystwyth” art series (and here’s a version of it without rain).

Surprisingly, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to think of the idea of making a painting set on top of Penglais Hill.

As usual, this painting (and the non-rainy version) is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

“Aberystwyth – Above” By C. A. Brown

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Today’s Art (13th June 2018)

Here’s the next digitally-edited painting in my “Gothic Aberystwyth” art series. Surprisingly, this actually ended up being an autobiographical one.

Basically, for Halloween 2009, I got a festival pass to the Abertoir film festival at the Arts Centre cinema. Anyway, after watching one of the horror movies, I happened to notice a camera crew as I was leaving the cinema. The person I glanced briefly in front of the camera seemed like they were someone famous but I couldn’t quite work out who they were at the time.

Of course, quite some time later, I happened to get notstalgic and look on Youtube where I found a documentary filmed at the festival [mildly NSFW] and to my surprise, I realised that the person in question was none other than Emily Booth (star of “Bits“, “Shock Movie Massacre”, “Cradle Of Fear“, “Evil Aliens” etc..)! And I’m still kind of amazed that I walked past none other than Emily Booth and didn’t quite realise it at the time!

As usual, this painting is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

“Aberystwyth – Abertoir ’09” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (12th June 2018)

Well, here’s the next digitally-edited painting in my “Gothic Aberystwyth” art series. This one also comes in a non-rainy version and a “purple” version (which I thought about using as the main version, but decided against doing so).

Yes, this ended up being another painting of the town’s university campus (although I’m pretty sure I forgot to add a tower to the picture). Although I’d originally planned for this painting to be a lot gloomier, it is at least vaguely visually-consistent with yesterday’s painting (especially if you look at the “purple” version).

As usual, this painting (and the alternative versions) is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

“Aberystwyth – Taxi Ride” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art ( 11th June 2018)

Here’s the next digitally-edited painting in my “Gothic Aberystwyth” series. Although there isn’t a non-rainy version of this painting, there is an alternative “Punk Album Cover”-style version.

This painting was kind of an interesting one. I’d originally planned to make an ominously gloomy 1980s horror movie poster-style painting of one of the walkways/corridors behind the Hugh Owen building on campus that I remembered from my university days (seriously, it’s hard to forget such a cool example of 1960s-style Brutalist architecture). But, when editing the painting, I eventually ended up settling on a “modern cyberpunk” kind of colour scheme instead.

As usual, this painting (and the “punk” version of it) is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

“Aberystwyth – Campus Corridor” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art ( 10th June 2018)

This the next digitally-edited painting in my “Gothic Aberystwyth” art series (and, before I go any further, here’s a version of it without rain).

Originally, this was going to be a slightly “film noir”-style painting of some of the old buildings at the very end of the town’s high street. But, thanks to messing up the lighting in one part of the picture, it ended up looking more like something from an old 1980s/90s horror movie, so I decided to run with this instead.

As usual, this painting (and the rain-less version of it too) is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

“Aberystwyth – Haunting” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (9th June 2018)

Well, here’s the next digitally-edited painting in my “Gothic Aberystwyth” art series. Surprisingly, there are two alternative versions of this picture – the usual “rain-free” version and a “blue sky” version.

This painting was inspired by the fact that I was watching “Nightmare On Elm Street” when I suddenly remembered that the road near a house I lived in for two years back when I lived in Aber was called “Elm Tree Avenue”. Since it has a small park nearby, this seemed like the perfect setting for a gothic horror painting. Although, interestingly, the “monstrous” tree/shrub creature in the background was kind of an afterthought.

As usual, this painting (and the other versions of it) are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

“Aberystwyth – Nightmare On Elm Tree Avenue” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (8th June 2018)

Here’s the next digitally-edited painting in my “Gothic Aberystwyth” art series (and here’s the version without rain).

This painting ended up being somewhat different to the other paintings in the series, mostly because I ended up adding some elements from the cyberpunk and film noir genres, mostly since – unlike in the town – the architecture in the arts cente/university campus is more “modern” in a 1960s Brutalist kind of way. And, given that it kind of perches above the town, I kind of wanted to go for a bit more of a “dystopian future” kind of look with this painting.

As usual, this painting (and the non-rainy version of it) is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

“Aberystwyth – Arts Centre” By C. A. Brown