It’s the beginning of a long bank holiday weekend and that’s cause of jubilation! Straight to my painting room and into some old painty clothes and this is what I came up with just now. Wax and ink (beautiful inks from the V&A Museum shop) make a magical combination, and something closer to the look of what an iPhone can do.
Archive for August, 2011
I’ve been sick. iPhone painting is perfect when propped on cushions in bed. No paint, no mess, very speedy. Here is a quick sketch done on the Brushes app of a man in a sort of ‘funnel neck’ jacket.
Zooming in to a close-up of a corner of a picture, just like zooming in to a close-up of someone’s face, produces surprisingly powerful results. In this case, when you zoom in you see the light hearted details in a sombre picture (posted below).
This is to give a little idea, to those who may be basking in southern climes, of what the weather is like in London this August. Now we know why the British are famous for a stoic ‘stiff upper lip’. It’s a detail of a picture I’m doing in oils. I’m experimenting with pigments- the yellow is made with the stamens from a bunch of lilies.