Now In A Near Kidney Shaped Bowl

…toneware….

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….mmmm…toneware….

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I liked It So Much I Made Another One

….struggling with my next video link so here’s a piccy instead…..

…boredtootone2 on tumblr for that vid…

: )

 

 

I Wasn’t Going To Say Anything Until A Few More Pieces Were Finished

…but….

…I had these wooden plates/platters just lying around and time on my hands…

…and…

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…pencil, paint, pokerwork the skull & bones…

…repeat for the patterny bits…

…polyurethane….

…I’m calling it “Toneware”.

Poster Process

…felt pen colour guide…IMG_1072…heavy grade (120gsm+) photocopies of B&W art work….add some red…IMG_1648…add some yellow…(and a little bit of green)….IMG_1789…add the rest of the green…IMG_1791…stick some coloured lines in the background…IMG_1797…vary them…IMG_1798…and again…IMG_1799…all four versions…IMG_1803…all four versions with a skull & cross bones…IMG_1802…and don’t forget that the gig is tonight….9pm, The Crown Hotel,  179 Rattray St…..

…see you there.

So I Saw This In A Book Review

…the book is called “As Above, So Below: Art Of American Fraternal Society 1850-1930…

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…it is beautiful…with a foreword by David Byrne….

…I need to buy this book so that I could look at the image above EVERY day…

…sad face – no funds….

…but I could try to make one, right?…

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…primitive early attempts…IMG_8558IMG_8559IMG_8560…old mirror frame that’s been lying around half re-furb’ed for years….IMG_8637…tissue paper “template for bones…IMG_8557IMG_8636IMG_8638IMG_8639IMG_8649IMG_8650

…the advent of the electric knife (early skulls carved with box cutter blades) made life easier, messier, but easier….IMG_8783IMG_8816…under painting…poster paint + PVA glue…IMG_8834

…tissue paper layer…IMG_8835IMG_8837

…tissue paper/coloured PVA layer…IMG_9062IMG_8958

…linseed oil on frame…IMG_9066…final tissue layer & hung….IMG_9067IMG_9068

….right.

….( I didn’t seek permission to use the image of the original that inspired me…but would hope that every one that can afford a copy of the book will buy one to make me jealous)….

…(and this is why there haven’t been any “octopied” paintings of late….more soon as I’ve had a spate of sales and need to re-stock!!!)….

…(but I’d rather be making more skull&bones now that I’ve discovered I can work in 3d!!).