When your mind wanders where does it go - I don't mean physically obviously, although if any of you have a mind which actually does go out for a wander I'd love to hear about it.When I 'm working on these very detailed paintings I let my mind wander - not that I have a lot of control usually - ha but that's why they are such personal pieces. The current painting is the largest of these detail rich paintings so far, the going is fairly slow but the sun is streaming through the window onto my back, I'm seeing lots of delicate lines and shapes emerge and like wispy thoughts they have to be carefully followed so that they don't disappear. At the moment at I'm quite happy with the progress. Another detail shot
Graffitti always interests me, I love the way it can change a grubby rundown area into something vibrant, or make you think as with Banksy's wry political street art or the fact that someone probably during the wee small hours took the time trouble and creativity to put a piece of art high up on the 3 rd floor of a building
I've always loved crossword puzzles - providing thery're not too hard lol. I like the possibilities when looking at the clues. The words can take me anywhere. This painting reminds me of that, if you've looked at the previous post you'll know what I mean, I look at the lines and my mind wanders about, I've started jotting down random words and phrases whilst I paint.: the back flip or high dive, sea otter, juice - anyway here is progress shot - I really should have worn my glasses then I would have seen the shadow haha and also a detail shot
Hello to 2018 - I hope it's a good, healthy and happy one for everyone
So after extolling the virtues of unstretched canvas here is the beginning of a new painting - on stretched deep edged canvas,
it's 120 by 100. Yes I know I'm getting pottier by the day - anyway this already had the base painted - an unfinished uninspiring effort
which has changed beyond all recognition into something that I'm already quite excited about.I love it when a canvas starts to call to me.Here is where
I am at the mo - will update more as I go along
I love this one - it's a bit girly for me and also it's collage on paper which is not something I do usually
but here we are, a fun and whimsical piece which makes me smile
30 by 20 cm. Available.
Another whimsical piece, it's making me smile as I post it,
So there's Percy the pooch and Pansy in the park - you can make your own story out of it, or
maybe I will on canvas ha ha.
Collage and acrylic and pens again - 40 by 30 cm unstretched canvas
As anyone who pops over here regularly will know I tend to do most of my work on deep edged canvas panels, well I think that is about to change. For two reasons the first being that it is such a pain in the bum when it comes to moving house - which we recently did carting 80 or so paintings from one place to the other and the second reason is that as I'm sending more and more of my work overseas it really makes sense to work on unstretched canvas which can be rolled and sent easily, quickly and of course much more cost effectively. Here is the first of the new paintings, :
40 by 30 cms
unstretched canvas ( shipped rolled in a tube)
acrylic, inks and pens
120 euro inc postage
Still haven't got my new space sorted out but I've been getting withdrawals symptoms plus
I went to the toy shop haha I mean the art supply shop yesterday and replenished some of
my supplies. I hate shopping ( which partially explains my lack of a decent wardrobe) but put
me into an art supply shop and I have to be dragged out haha, anyway I digress, as you can see from the photo
I've made a little space and started a few different pieces, now I feel a lot better.
Morning everyone, I love roses and this one from my mum's garden is no exception, enjoy.
Evening lovely people I thought I'd show you this - it's an altered version of an original inks on Yupo painting.