Sketchy XXVI

…variation of the theme…

…(the theme being skulls and crossbones as usual)….

…cryptic squiggles courtesy of trying to figure out if the skulls can be “tumbled” thru 4 different angles…

…(too complicated for me to figure out!)…

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….

At The Behest Of Paul Vincent Lawford

…I break my “what?-is-lockdown-over-and-I-was-so-busy-painting-that-I-didn’t-notice” silence and post….

…the last “octopied” piece I completed before disappearing down the rabbit hole that is my current obsession…

…I’m on the final stretch now…

…one more piece to complete…

…cosmetic tidying up to do…

…the overly complex framing to make

…and then I’ll have some “spare” time….

…maybe I’ll do a post or two…

…no rash promises….

: P

p.s…..thank you Paul for reminding me of my obligations to my wordpress community…without you this would be a blank page!….

Good god Is that The Time

…so busy making stuff I forgot my words…

…and the best I can do for a “triumpant” return is this repurposed touristy trinket from the Maldives….

…(….he didn’t even have the forethought to synchronise it with the actual doomsday clock…pfft…lazy!….)….

…(…and in his somewhat lack-lustre defence he will point out that he did go to the trouble of turning the fish upside down…that took ages…)…

…hey…I’m back.

…(shall not promise more or regular….but will try….)

: P

Small Serving Tray

…it’s a serving tray and it’s small….

…oh…

…and it’s covered in skulls and crossbones….

…and has a tentacle on it.

Aint Fugutcha

…busy…

…re-furbing

…(it’s a table, not fur)…..

….having a wonderful time….

…wish this one was finished…

…so I can start the next….

…(10 or so).