Starts and finishes…

A quick picture post before bed of some oils on board. The piano one is now all but finished, save a few tweaks with the palette knife. Then in complete contrast, I have started a still life off using the smallest of brushes as I want detail to shine out for this one. I have gone from slathering to placement in one short day!

Enjoy x

Musical stylings…

Guess who was feeling all musical this week? This particular blog is for all the guitar lovers out there. I’m reliably informed that the electric guitar painted here is a fender stratocastor in a sunburst colour. It could have been an ironing board for all my technical know how. I have a third oil painting in the offing but I’ll wait until there is a little more content laid down. It is a close up of a hand playing the piano and I can’t shake the idea it’s a tad reminiscent of ‘Thing’ from the Addams family at the moment…

Enjoy X

Busy bee…

What a busy old time yours truly is having! It’s been full on here creatively and my head is swimming with all the different genres I’m currently working in. It used to be filled with random lyrics from the 80″s ( yes, I’m still word perfect on the rap bit from Wham!s Young Guns ) but now my bonce is filled with random techniques like how to make one line wire sculptures without taking an eye out. I miss Wham!

Here’s a smorgasbord of media from the last week or two. Enjoy x

Muse…

Do you ever worry that technology will rise up against us, a la Dan Brown style, and overtake us? If you are, then let me allay your fears. I have a vested interest, what with my shiny, metal hips. Imagine if they turned on me, forcing me to go for walks (ugh!) like Wallace and Gromit’s ‘The Wrong Trousers’. Or suddenly break out spontaneously mum-dancing in the aisles of supermarkets. Scratch that last one… I do it anyway.

Well worry ye not. We are a long way off all that mularky.

And yes! I am about to get to the point and link my latest art in to this post…

Pointing my all-singing, supposedly intelligent smartphone at my portraiture, it went in to blurry overdrive, zooming in and out like a bad B movie effect, pinging the focal point around the screen willy-nilly, before it gave up the ghost and belligerently informed me “no face can be found”.

How rude!

It’s not like it’s a Picasso for heaven’s sake.

Everything’s a critic these days…

Enjoy x