Acrylic and paint markers on 100 x 100 CM canvas.
My latest painting, commissioned by a man in Italy who collects art by Mondrian and works by artists inspired by him, hence the colour scheme.
Paint markers on 120 x 120 cm box canvas.
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.