I’ve been painting like a maniac this week.
The first ‘creature crowd’ canvas I’ve done for a while.
Quite a lot of new characters and ideas came through in this one. I try not to have too much involvement in the way these turn out, I never sketch them first, I just start drawing in the bottom left corner and work across in rows, seeing what and who turns up. If something happens like my studio mate comes in saying she’s lost her keys, I might draw a padlock, if a homeless man walks past knocking back White Lightning then I may draw a shouting bottle, and if a good song comes on in my headphones then someone might end up with a guitar for a nose. If I smudge the ink then that’s where the next character starts from, if two lines look like they want to join up then that’s the shape the next person has to be. I’ve painted this style piece many many times now but I like the fact that no two will ever be the same, even if I wanted to there’s no way I could copy this exactly.
Marker pen on 150 x 92 cm box canvas.
Late Home Again.
Acrylic and ink on 100 x 100 cm canvas.
Earlier in the year I painted one of my largest pieces to date, a series of antique wooden church organ pipes measuring 275cm tall. In a few weeks they are being auctioned at Summers Place Gardens, in association with Sotheby’s, with an estimate of £2000 - £3000. Here’s a link to it - http://www.summersplaceauctions.com/product.php?category_id=61&subcategory_id&product_id=15522
Playing in the rain with a can of white.