Paintbook 39 (actually 38)

…oops…

…skipped a page…

…the original sketchbook page that this idea comes from clearly states – “one step away from coloured macaroni-puss”….

…yep…

Paintbook 38

…so, in the top left corner of the colour page from the last post there is a stylised representation of what a grouping of the fang-toothed-octopuses-in-a-variety-of-colours would look like….

…I wanted to investigate that further without having to do the whole damn thing and smashed out a couple of small, reversible templates to do this….

….(quietly, very pleased with the results)….

…(and, accidentally, solved the not-so-popular-fang-toothed problem)….

: o

Paintbook 37

…Paintbook is not only a place to express ideas in colour seperate from that dirty, broken old A5 thing I call a sketch book, it is also a place to stick bits of grease proof paper that I’ve used to create a reverse image of a piece I’d like to replicate facing the other way….

…(the finished piece marked “C” is the reverse image of which I speak and seems to have wandered off…lucky the other two are enough of a prompt to get the process rolling again!)….

…Sketchbook is also a repository for layouts of “The Greater Plan” I mentioned yesterday…..

…(…25 multi-coloured octopus panels on A4 sized sheets of light ply…probably have to be a retirement project)….

Paintbook 33

….can’t quite believe I let posting go for so long that I’m now putting stuff up that’s over 2 years old….

….(…before anyone says anything….the pointy-teeth-mouth has been satisfactorily resolved…see more recent posts from sketchbook)…

Without Preamble

….a holiday project started in January….

…a few finishing touches at home….

…aaaaand we’re done….

…on the box….

…on the “canvas”….

…on the box….

…on the “canvas”….

…on the box….

…on the “canvas”….

…on the box….

…on the “canvas”….

…there…..pretty sure I had a similar set when I was young, but never completed it because – gluggy oil paints….

….much easier to wait till they turn up in a thrift shop and just add octopus to suit….

…was mildly unsettled every time someone expressed disappointment that I just festooned other peoples work with a bloody great cephalopod instead of painstakingly rendering the bloody annoying things myself….

…then these came up on the local auction sight….

…mint in box with 40+ year old super gluggy oil paints….

…thought that it would be a wise/wonderful idea to replace said glug with the acrylic test pots that I favour….until I worked out how much having a near as damn matching set to aid my endeavour would cost…

…so made do with what I already had for the most part….

…might octopi when the nausea subsides…..

…but as I have now achieved my childhood dream of finishing not one, but four pain by numbers paintings, it appears that my life is now complete….

Last Weeks Mystery Object Explained

…it’s one of these….

….came with this bright idea for containing my paints aaaages ago….and have been using a cardboard mock-up of what I had in mind since then….

….finally got it made when a looming project required an up tick in how many colours I need at my finger tips….

…the paint brush hole was a late add in, necessitated by the fact that I’d no longer have space for a paint brush pot on the edge of my work space after adding the new improved paint box….

…(yes I’m still stalling for time on the big secret project)….

…(and may continue to do so for an unspecified length of “awhile”)…