Here’s a few new works in progress. Trust y’all goode.
….it’s a Bm7th.
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…
Initial thumbnail drawings..
…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.
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!!!”
Here’s the finished painting again:
I love seeing the ‘primer’ stain through the canvas. Gesso comes second!
On another note here’s a drawing using silver point, sterling silver! It’ll be interesting to see how it oxidises.
Much canvas prep happening.
Listening to Guided By Voices
See y’all soon.
This year’s first finished canvas. It’s based on a story that got told a lot when I worked behind the bar when I was 19. A few old ‘legends’ would come in for a Sunday afternoon session on the ale and relive former glories including the time they jumped into the river from the Old Stone Bridge after an epic win for Bridgend. I’ve seen people do it before pissed out their heads but not about 10 – 15 in matching shirts. The same pair claimed they jumped into the Thames but that’ll have to be for another day.
Painter, Bridgend & former epic barman.
Many thanks to everyone who’s been in touch over the last two months. Approaching Yuletide it is customary to get reflective, hammered on quality ale and talk a load of tosh to people who are doing the same. I won’t be doing that. …yet. I’ve been working on our jewellery website:
..and had my stretchers delivered so painting, at last!, looms like a slab of mutant chocolate cake.
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.
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.
There is no blank canvas:
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!).
How is everyone?
A bout of Autumnal man-flu has arrived but a few hours in the studio is as good if not better than Lemsip. I’ve company in the form of BBC iPlayer. My heater is fresh out of storage so the smell of burning dust is a great reminder of winters in the studio and the warmth is welcomed.
Here are some photos of a canvas drawn this evening, you may recognise some of the dudes featured from sketch book posts.
I’ll post photos of it finished.
Hwyl fawr i haf a “Sut mae?!” i llawer o gormod nos cwrw yn y Coach.
Best regards and ‘winter draws on’ to all,