Great news. My debut show will be held in London during the month of June, at the new Serena Morton space at Canalside, Ladbroke Grove W11. There’s lots of preparation going on. Here to celebrate, is a charcoal I did at atelier school a while back, with a leaf bikini and russet background added this evening on the computer.
Archive for the Art Prints Category
It’s freezing in London. Too cold to go out, so Lemon the cat is keeping me company while I sit on the sofa and paint on my iPad. Supper’s nearly ready so this is fast work. It’s to cheer us all up with a bit of razzle dazzle… and it may be slightly influenced by seeing Trelawny Of The Wells at the Donmar Warehouse last weekend… It’s Show Time!
I’m doing more work with collages, photos and old prints. Here is an innocent vintage solution to storage problems, but if you look closely you will see a less appealing narrative unfold. This is a picture about the strange things that are sometimes brushed under domestic carpets.
Here’s a corner of an iPad picture, on the theme of our fine British summers- featuring black shadows and well-watered flora. It refers back to the days when British women went driving in the charabanc or shooting brake in a big hat, chiffon scarf and driving gloves. It’s a bit weird and I think that’s why I like it.
One of my favourite vegetables – I think it’s a type of chard, but the Italians call it Bietole (pronounced Bee-ay-tol-ay). I finally got an iPad to draw on, and it’s my first picture using the Brushes app with ’Just Mobile’ pen. Is the iPad better to draw on than the iPhone? About ten times better – it’s truly amazing.
A painting done on my computer, using a new pen and ink ‘tool’ that I haven’t tried before. And lots of colour, and leaves, of course…
I took charcoal and sketchbook into the exhibition today, when it was my turn to stand guard for an hour, and sketched visitors very fast as they walked around. Back home I painted over the top on the computer.
This is an academic charcoal sketch of a plaster bust, which I did at my Atelier drawing school last October, and then used as the basis for Country Girl (see archive). I’ve mashed it up here – covered it with a digital ‘shawl’ of lovely printed fabrics. I like the way you can see the edges of each ‘patch’ of fabric.
This is about the representation of women – in the glamour, beauty, film and fashion industries. On a film set, someone might ask ‘have you seen so-and-so? and the reply might be, ‘she’s in make-up’, EG having hair and face done in the make-up department.
It’s a self portrait about how desperate a person might feel inside – sitting in the make-up truck on a shoot, with a team of brilliant people working around their face to produce a polished exterior. It’s ‘emotion recollected in tranquility’ as I haven’t sat in such a place for many years. I took this polaroid last year, scanned it and painted over with computer software.