Rockers…works in progress

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Hello!

Here’s a few new works in progress. Trust y’all goode.

Iolo

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Crucifixion studies

Hello there

I’m currently working on a commission of the crucifixion. It’s a big subject and I’m quite aware of its place in art history and the painters who’ve explored it before me. I’m currently using the Vine app to document progress.

With these studies I’m exploring mood and texture over any academic approach. I’ve the initial composition that I’m still ‘chasing’ & other drawings around the subject. I’ll put these in the next post.

Here’s the Vine links:

Study 1

Study 2

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I’ll be back soon.

Best regards,
Iolo
Bridgend
Land of Song

The First Chord

….it’s a Bm7th.

Hello!

Recent painting finished. I show the process from wrestling with the composition to the classic ‘draw shitty thumbnail ideas and realise a week later they’re exactly what you need to do after meandering with other ideas’.

Enjoyable times had.

Firstly get hands dirty…

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Finished painting…

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Initial thumbnail drawings..

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…later meanderings…

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…initial attempts of composition. I’ve long passed fighting the “This looks SHHHHIIITTTT!!!!!”. It happens. It looks shit. You work through it and then..BOOOOM!!: a lovely drawing.

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Here’s the drawing that then makes you feel “I can work with this. Yeh, it looks cool. Let’s crack open High Voltage by AC/DC a bottle of San Miguel and PAINT!!!”

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Finished drawing in grid form for transition to canvas:iolo_edger_painting_bridgend_the_first_chord_18

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Here’s the finished painting again:

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I believe Georges Braque was right when he said your painting is determined by its ‘grounds’. To quote Randy Pausch “If it’s going to be worth our time, then it’s going to be worth our time…”.

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I love seeing the ‘primer’ stain through the canvas. Gesso comes second!

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On another note here’s a drawing using silver point, sterling silver! It’ll be interesting to see how it oxidises.

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Canvai in transition/progress/to be continued

Hello there,

I’m using my iPhone to take photos of the works in progress – I’m still amazed at how good the quality can be but I will, when these paintings are finished, photograph them with a quality lens and lighting. I’ve got good results with photographing work but there’s a lot of editing needed so if anybody has any experience and wisdom to pass on get in touch. I’m thinking I need to diffuse my lighting source…

So, like I said, these are iPhone made jpegs of some work on the go.

Best regards,
Iolo

PS
I’m using the updated WordPress app and it is astoundingly cool. Ease of use is awesome, brilliant work WordPress

Thanks again to anyone following.

The Visitor

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Brother Pysche-delica

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There is no blank canvas:

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Listening to Tom Petty for uplift and general feelings of well being, better than Lemsip. (if anyone has that Tom Petty show get in toooooouch!).

If Dee Dee was a Beach Boy

Dee Dee Ramone wrote great songs. Great tunes. Great words: “Chewing out a rhythm on my bubble gum…”. Tonight’s fantasy band would be:
Drums, tunes and vocals – Dennis Wilson
Bass, tunes and vocals – Dee Dee Ramone
Acoustic guitar, tunes and vocals – Chris Bell.
All of them would be ‘in a good place’, 25 years old and they’d be making a simple record heavy on melody and relatively angst free in California in 1972 with Rick Rubin and George Drakoulas.

Chris Bell – You and Your Sister

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Many thanks,
Iolo

PS
Thanks to the people who are following the blog. I’m using my phone to blog ATM but I’ll check in via the ‘top soon and mail ya. Be good.

Iolo Edger
Painter

Studio: painting table

Hello,

Greetings from planet Top Floor.

The sun was out for my run this evening as were the pre-season rugger buggers, not long until we hear Jonathen Davies’s high pitched voice and equally piercing opinions on the box.

With that I’ll now crack on and paint.

Many thanks,
Iolo

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Iolo Edger
Painter