5 of 5

…last of that 2022 art arc…

….yes, that’s hand stamped….

…and it’s backwards….

…but this one isn’t….

…and you’d like to read it?….

…ok…

….yep…

…both pieces ruled out in little squares and each letter stamped once left to right then once right to left….

….rinse and repeat….

….2052 characters and spaces per piece….

…took for ages….

…oh, and the paired pieces lean away from their “mirrored” counterparts for two reasons…

…one :- in my mind it gives the impression that the pattern continues beyond the given edge (discovered because the patterns looked to boxy in paintbook)…

…two :- I felt that the larger pen pieces were heading in the opposite direction from what I really really wanted to do….the larger painted pieces!…

….all hung and photographed in procession on the only wall in the house where I wouldn’t have to remove a million pieces of wall baggage to accomodate them (did have to shift the recycled ply hoard…probably shouldn’t have that in my boudoir, but, you know, hoarding!)…or stand on the end of the bed (unmade)…

…now all I have to do is get them out of the house…

Further To My Previous Offering

..onto the next two…

…but first….

…remember this from way back in February last year?…

…it’s a colour guide for these….

…same pattern as last post…

…and yes…

…the colours on one piece mirror the colours on the other….

…oops…blurry….

…but you get the idea…

…right?…

…(please don’t make re-take the pic’s…it took for ages!!..and was exhausting)….

Stuff I Finished Last Year

…alternatively titled “Stuff I Spent All Of Last Year Making”….

…”but was too sick to finish, frame and photograph till now”

…the frames are 865mm x 620mm…

…they (all 10 of them) are in “matched” pairs…

…some of the photos aren’t great because – long-covid-brain….

…but hopefully they’ll give you the idea….

…now to build up enough steam to maybe organise an exhibition…

…(…er…with long-covid-brain….who am I kidding?!!?…might take me a long while….)…

…(but stay tuned just in case)….

Paintbook Twoo/3

…holy crap…

…I haven’t posted a paintbook page since before I had covid….

…that’s like September last year!….

….and this is what covid did to my painter brain….

…was going to try and emulate the background-circle effect as seen in the last post….

…with something in the fore ground…

…covid brain neglected to process that in sketchbook I was doing the foreground first and the circles were generating from points on said foreground, not appearing as a fixed/regimented background….

…like the one I’d just finished producing….

…over two pages…

…mmm… thank you covid brain….

…(at least I know I can paint circles, right?)…

Peggy’s Square

….even tho the entries in paintbook were only meant to be background colour guides for a larger, more complicated thing, these met with ooos and aahs in “some quarters” so I thought it wise to do them “properly” as a finished piece….

….wasn’t till after I’d finished that I realised they look like ol’ peggy square throw rugs crochet by “your nan”…..

…(possibly explains their “popularity”)….

…(297 x 420 on reclaimed ply)….

Paintbook 58

…aaannnnddd…

…that’s me all caught up with paintbook…

…there is another piece all laid out in there, but I’ll be working on big things for the foreseeable future so I’m not sure when I’ll get to it…

…likewise sketchbook is involved with something a little larger and for someone else’s publication so that source of posting might dry up for awhile…

…stay tuned though ‘cos I’m easily side tracked and may be back here sooner than I’m anticipating!….