Well, to learn you have to challenge yourself and, after sitting in front of a screen for what feels like months (about four days!) getting to grips with Adobe Aero and After Effects, I absolutely had to paint something. Generally, … Continue reading Painting the unpaintable because it’s already exquisite
When you wake up to find you’ve told Alexa to remind you about ‘painting spreadsheets’, normally, you’d ask yourself what cheese you’d been eating last night. This time it was nothing so alimentary; it had dawned on me, connecting with something a tutor had said a while back about everything being ‘rather flat’, that I’ve been making very complex and detailed but essentially one dimensional paintings lately. No perspective, nothing round or shaped, just linear tracts of paint that wouldn’t be 3D unless you cut them out and danced them in front of the canvas like they did with the … Continue reading Welcome to London; twinned with Arrakis since 2042
We’re on the starting blocks and I’ve heard that I’ll be showing at The Hub in Church Lane, Upper Beeding this year. It’s a new venue for us but I know it quite well, having lurked there with a sketchbook … Continue reading Steyning Arts Trail 2022
I’ve been obsessing somewhat with facial features on the grounds that I absolutely can’t graduate this course without being able to render a decent eye or ear, or particularly a nose which never seems to fit the face properly when … Continue reading Noses begone!
I did some more unwrapping today. This piece was part of the batch I unwrapped a couple of days ago but which had somehow wangled a trip out in the van and made a bid for freedom! It’s the very … Continue reading Steyning Arts Trail – what else is coming to Sakala!
A small piece arising from an exercise in the Studio Practice module of my OCA painting degree. This is gold and silver acrylic on black cartridge primed with gloss varnish. The thin dark marks are scratched texture made with a … Continue reading Haiku to Klimt
Painting on mirror foil as part of the OCA painting degree course requirements. Based on a lockdown bus ride via webcam from Lancaster to Keswick on damp, dark day. The painting analysis, if you’d like one, is: tiny green/blue strip … Continue reading Blue Bus to Keswick
Based on the original painting with animation via MotionLeap and further processing in Filmora 10. Continue reading Louis of Loch Arkaig – animation
Yesterday we heard about the premeditated destruction of a nest elsewhere in the UK, and this, along with the empty nest at Loch Arkaig as Aila fails to reappear and Louis sets up home nearby, has left the Woodland Trust … Continue reading Louis of Loch Arkaig
Still technically on hiatus but distracted by an over-stuffed SSD which means finding a new computer with a larger one. Much hunting and talk of terabytes as the current puny one sits there bright red with excess content. So back … Continue reading Roots