Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
I am, yet again, painting at four in the morning. I suspect that the vast amounts of strong tea that I have recently taken to imbibing are interfering with my sleep pattern somewhat. My achievements are plentiful but am in danger of becoming nocturnal. I have come to the conclusion that my (and possibly everyones) brain works better at night. My perception is that, without the intangible myriad of distractions the day presents, I can divine an unrelenting focus. It feels like I am back at Uni and pulling an all-nighter...but without the pro-plus and vodka.
Here is a photo of the unfinished kitchen-table project that has consumed my period of slumber. It's another Pica Pica Corvid for The UnionGallery in Edinburgh. There is a similar painting titled "Joy" at El Studio Diablo that awaits my finishing touches. Dylan Bloody Doolittle!
The animal paintings have been very well received, in no small part, thanks to The Amazing Alison at UnionGallery. My recent English Bull Terrier paintings were added to the collections of two esteemed collectors. Both of which have previous animal paintings to welcome the new arrivals. Happy days. It's a nice feeling to know that these paintings exist together as they were intended. Here they are again.
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Saturday, 5 December 2009
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Monday, 30 November 2009
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
El studio Diablo was reassuringly cold today; a sure sign that I will not be hell-bound anytime soon. I am the consummate sinner.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
A long and arduous day has borne fruit. I have finally managed to underpaint one half of the drapery. My mind was, pretty much, melting at 7pm. Tomorrow I shall attempt the same thing backwards. I feel like a rather inert stuntman....or really shit magician.
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Saturday, 31 October 2009
Here are some heavily distorted photographs of the work so far. I feel that things are going to plan but I am finding it difficult keeping the quality of paint the same in both figures. Although I do not necessarily want the figures to be exact mirror images, I do want there to be some level of consistency in the way they are painted.
Friday, 30 October 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
The drapery for this painting is loosely based on this mock up on my kitchen floor. The thigh is a tube sock and a pillow. I feel weird sharing the fact that I made a prosthetic thigh and took photographs of it.
Taken on phone.
Saturday, 10 October 2009
Friday, 9 October 2009
These paintings and a few smaller pieces are still available at The Fraser Gallery in St Andrews, Scotland. Due to the broken leg thing, I have not produced much this year and this is your heads-up on where to find it. The framing is done in-house and is exceptional. It's all under glass too!
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Friday, 2 October 2009
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009
Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the word
Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass
Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day
Friday, 18 September 2009