Another Little Something From Paintbook

….even tho’ we’ve got our election out of the way….

….I’m not sure I’ve got enough time to expand on this “thumbnail” before the coming apocalypse….

…(actual size of page is A4…red and blue on lettering are in metallic paints)….

….(am thinking of painting this A2ish…or bigger!)….

…(…late posting this week…because, Kokonga….)….

Stringing You All Along

…still stalling for time on the big secret project….

…in my defence, I did finish this piece this year….

….mmmm…flycedelic….

…has anyone else noticed how hard it is to light metallic paints for a clear, all encompassing snap shot?…..

…stay tuned for more prevaricating and fart-arseing around in our next episode….

For Months

…I’ve been walking past this piece hanging in the hallway, completed last year, and I was mistakenly under the impression that I’d posted it….

…was scrolling back a bit to remind myself how to blog and realised it wasn’t there…

…so now it is….

…and some stills to reduce the blur….

…all the flies are detailed in acrylic metallic paints…they glisten as you walk by….

….must now cross reference everything in the house with the back-blog to make sure it’s all been shown to you….

…(or could he just be stalling for time to complete that “big-secret-project” he keeps promising us?)….

Pre-loading Projects Pre-Holiday

…it all starts in that damn sketch book…

…just one obsessive scrawl in the corner of a page….casually re-imagining that skull and crossbones design thing you’ve been chasing around…(and around….and around)….

…and then….you add another idea involving bits of scrap ply you still haven’t re-cycled since closing the record shop…..(just below ANOTHER octopus)….

….head back to the flies to flesh them out and make them more patterny….

….realise that they could be a good “venue” for those marvellous acrylic metallic, paints they sell in handy test pots at a local paint shop (…er…national chain of paint shops…big ups the Resenes folk)…

…get said acrylic metallic paints…

…get serious with the acrylic metallic paints….and the afore mentioned skull and crossbones design thing….

…suddenly wish you hadn’t done that in your sketch book instead of maybe committing it to some form of less pagey media….

….console self by going out and collecting a-lot of metallic test pots to further experiment with colour combo’s…..

…film the whole damn matter so as to get the glitter affect through to the slightly confused….(“what is he going on about these acrylic metallic paints for, looks like flat colours to me”)….

….prepare for “relaxing” holiday in Kokonga….painting metallic flys on all manner of things, 24hrs a day or until made to stop….

…see you all in a week or so with (hopefully) some results….

…(some areas of sketchbook pages blurred to protect other ideas and aid concentration on the idea at hand)….

…(thank you…you’re welcome)….

: P