Friday, 25 February 2011
Whilst unwell over the fantabulous/crap valentines period, I was put in a position of not being able/not wanting to leave my hidden bunker that I work in to take photos of strange and wonderful faces. So i resorted to taking photos of my own face on my computer (weird,uncomfortable and very self indulgent!) BUT! I had to paint, so a self portrait it is. I do feel that sometimes my brain is a big fat mess!!! and wanted to kind of show this, a bit like my boys mind is very magical, they are very similar styles, yet totally different to me. Bit like my boy and I I feel. A nice mesh of colourful magic and mess.
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
A little edie face, this canvas is really small...which makes a change as i LOVE to paint big!!! However, living underground with not much space to make the canvases as BIG as i would like is the case whist doing the artist residence, I will settle! At least i can move them easier that the big ones!!! Its not ideal when its raining an they are hanging out the back of my mums car, resorting in a family argument in the street!!! I do love you mum and dad. But please buy a bigger car which will make it easier to move my big canvases. x
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
I have wanted to create another painting like the queen. But, this time with an image of my nan. I liked the way the queen came out and the representation of meaning that I had in my mind when painting it. I wanted to create something similar with my nan but i want it to represent her in the way that i paint her.....i don't think i am making much sense?! But i know what I want to achieve, I don't think i have reached that yet with this painting....but I'm slowly learning not to over paint. However, I am starting to miss going mental with my paints! I will have to have a paint blow out soon!!!
Hello Blog!!! how are you blogging bloggers? I went back home to London town with a bad chest and my head hung low, feeling sorry for myself. I had spent valentines day in bed....ill!!! It was a sad day (especially for my boy who got the aggression that came with my non stop sneezing for 24hrs) i was miserable to be with! BUT!!........it inspired my moody mind! If i'm a witch to my gorgeous loving magical boyfriend all day because i'm feeling sorry for myself....how can I make him fall in love me and think i'm adorable again! WELL..... send him a little loving postcard. I left one on his pillow. And now he loves me again!! wooooooooo!
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
A new piece that i started today, I wanted to do a piece on joes gran from when she had grown older... in her 90's! faaaabulous! I want to really careful with the colour i pick to represent particular things. And not to work into it to much! I want to concentrate on little details.
Today my lovely friend alex left artist residence.....boooooooooooooo! BUT!...there is some good news..he took some close up pictures of my work close up...woooooooooo! Thank you alex. Im going to miss you. And your christmas cake. Come back soon to hand out with the starlings!!!
Monday, 7 February 2011
The beginning of joe's gran.
This is from an image taken from one of the most wonderful people i knows gran (She was AMAZING also!) I was lucky enough to meet her a few times and she really made me smile and feel warm inside on those occasions....i hope hope hope i grow old like her, she was fun!!! Joe has been really lovely and sent me some beautiful images of her in your young days in the 1920's! they are beauuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful and intend on using some of them for the exhibition. Just the history and the feeling of seeing this wonderful old lady grown over time in pictures was really magical and made my belly go funny(and get a bit emotional actually!) I love knowing the history of the people i paint, it helps me paint in a particular way for each individual i think.
This is me trying not to OVERPAINT...which is what i always end up doing and ruining work. I have been thinking that i want to work like this for the exhibition, really concentrate on keeping it very simple. Try and not throw red paint at every image i paint!!!! What a handsome chap he was.
Iv been looking at monarchs from the wonderful and decadent (if you were ridiculously rich and royalty) past. I have, as i always do, used unprimed canvas so the in and paint bleed together to create a weirdly eerie washed away look. I want to somehow relate this to my exhibition. I am still so obsessed that each person eventually goes away. I love painting weird and wonderful looking people....especially if they are old!!!! i love wrinkly skin. But still struggling with a name for the private viewing of the exhibition...ah! brain, work for me!
Something for the love birds amongst us....VALENTINES HERE WE COME!!!!!!!