A Book Of Paint

…….having got sick of trying to squish ever expanding ideas into an A5 sketchbook and (worse) waiting for paint to dry before I could accomodate further “musings” I went out and purchased this A4 paintbook……..

…now I can sketch in paint to my hearts content…

…(when the last coat has dried)….

…here we go….

…cover….

….frontispiece….(alternatively titled “frontispiece in progress” or “the bit where I write notes to self” or “the inside of the cover”)…..

….paint one….

….paint two….

…paint three….

…paint four….

…paint five….

…coming soon…

….the rise of template “B”….

Still Avoiding That Finished Artwork

… gonna build up to it like it was the coolest thing.

…here’s a stray from the “Duck! Duck! Duck! series…. it was tentatively titled “Madonna’s Den Wallpaper”…..Scan 96

 

…sad eyes… ooo those sad eyes…

… they ¬†almost had me donating to a “support a foreign kid” charity on the TV….

…till I realised the kid on the TV was a NZ kid and my tax dollars were already failing to support him/her…

…sad eyes.

(rest of the “Duck! Duck! Duck!” drawings are handily categorised …. see bottom of page….. avoid sad eye contact)

 

 

…sad eyes.

 

International Avoid The Finished Art Work Week

…I’m posting a bunch of images from the sketch book this week, that sort of tidy up a few of the “themes” that I’ve been playing with, before I go off on a thematic tangent that has got me nervous…

…some of you may recognise these coelacanths from the “Duck! Duck! Duck!” series… (some of you may need to check the archives)…Scan 95

…what am I nervous about?…

…wait till Friday.

Sheep! Sheep! Sheep!

…..In New Zealand, when you are looking for inspiration beyond the confines of your window (nicely framed in your retro wallpaper, that no one has thought to replace since the seventies) ¬†….

…you probably gonna see sheep….

…we have a lot of them…Scan 32

….they may influence your “work”…

 

Scan 42

 

…but then…. so might the wallpaper…

Wallpaper Needs Accoutrements

…as I said yesterday… retro wallpaper was keeping my hands busy… lovely repetitive patterns…. lots of obsessively applied crosshatching…. the perfect medium for the recently bereaved of nicotine…. but what to “hang” on that wallpapered-wall-of-the-mind….(apart from “eyeballs”)…Scan 35…skull monkeys?…. (flying skull monkeys to be exact)…. yep….but not quite… there’s a memory image trying to express itself….

…what could you hang on walls in threes that would compliment retro wallpaper?….

….wait, don’t tell me…. It’ll come to me….

Scan 27

…ah…. got that.