Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A drawing a day

I'm getting so panicked now that I dream very bad dreams. SO I came up with the idea of just painting a different painting a day and then going back and finishing them later on...not too sure if this is a good idea or not. Probably not. But I spend way too much time arsing around, having a smoke, going for a little walk, having a smoke ect ect...and need to get it together. So I'll try this new approach for a while. This painting is based on one of my favourite dead people ( does everybody have that list?), Isabella Blow. She's trying to find a way to steal the moon. Still a lot more to do, but here it is for now.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

He's got the whole world in his hand

There seems to be some kind of debate going on with my friends over who the film Con Air belongs to...I should probably say Rob as Jenny doesn't have a blog...so I watched it a couple of weeks ago to see what all the fuss was about and was inspired once more to reference the beautiful Steve Buscemi. The scene where he talks about driving through two states while wearing a girls head as a hat was the inspiration behind this painting! The actual legend it's based on is about how once upon a time the world was in darkness because the mouse kept all the light in the world to himself. One day a seagull tricked him and let out all the light...thus why the mouse is always crying-he wants his light back.

The tortoise wishes for courage...

...so I invented a wolf wishing well and sent him on a little journey to find it. I'm really unhappy with the tortoise, I'm going to try and paint him again.

A bird in a bird with a bird.

I've made the Owl a bit fluffier and added a robin for luck for Marianne!

And oh, I've lost the lead to my camera, so my only alternative is a poor, old ravaged little piece of tin that blurs everything.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Owl Boat.

This is my first finished painting on wood (sort of) and it took a lot longer than I had planned. It's A3 (kind of) and I based it on the story of a bird who lives all alone and has no friends. I made him a businessman and I don't know what happened...I thought I'd give him a happy ending and sent him away in the boat. I had planned to add another bird standing on his shoulder, but I really don't know whether to add it in or not now. I'm not really happy with out it turned out and the thing is, as I've learned bitterly, it can always be worse....hmmmnnn


I think poor Mr. Owl looks not only over done, but a bit camp with his gamey smile. The Cat is supposed to be a hot air balloon, but I was tired, I wanted to get it finished...and now it looks like some kind of pouch instead. There's an otter aeroplane to come.(Hopefully).

Monday, October 18, 2010

A ghost of a painting

So far. I know, I know-it looks like a return to my old ways. But I've only just started it..and it takes around three years for ply to take the paint. I don't really like it, but I just have to keep soldering on as I have SO LITTLE done! I now find it impossible to work during the day at all and I don't really get time anyway...but I'm afraid of the dark (I'm a loser!), so it's not cool! In other news, I've also been taking advantage of my family and friends (who are one and the same really) and forcing them to pose/model hats...I love Chris for his vast array of angles and as for Gerry...I think he should wear animal head hats all the time!