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)….

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?)…

Paintbook 63-64

….the packaging said “64 sheets”…

…bastards were counting the end pages!…

…completely screwed my numbering system…

…couldn’t bring myself to use the covers…

…so smacked them with a collage of all the post it notes to self that go with the finished pieces I’ve worked on….

…there…

…will count the pages in Paintbook II before I start the numbering….

…oh….

…and here is a video run thru of the whole thing….

Paintbook 61

…and associates….

…you gotta have a plan…

…you gotta expand on the plan…

…then you gotta execute the plan…

…(that could take a while)…

…(it involves flies)…

…(lots of them)…

…(was trying to post this yesterday but my internet connection decided otherwise)…

…(probably should have a plan involving internet connections as well)….

Paintbook 59/60

…kinda in that uneasy space between finishing something large and trying to start the next one…

…have a screed of notes and colour guides developing around my drawing table in preparation…

…was going to post some more sketchbook only to discover that I’d re-scanned the last page posted thinking it was the one I wanted to put up now…

…had to finish the above (abandoned since January) to get back into paintbook without guilt….

…now I want to do a “good” version to hang!….

…(ah…there’s that next rabbit hole…)….



Regular

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)….