Friday 20 March 2009

Thursday 19 March 2009

Thursday 12 March 2009

Bernie Made-off

Arch filcher and Prince-of-Ponzis, the brilliantly monickered Bernie Madoff earns himself a scribble as he starts to do bird for the next five hundred years, give or take...

Harry Redknapp

...and then some images seem to tumble out onto the paper fully formed. Thanks, Harry - you're a gift!

Wednesday 11 March 2009

Teignmouth front

16.5" x 11.5"
Acrylic on illustration board
A new small painting of Teignmouth front . The reference photo was taken one winter's day back in 2007. Just keeping my hand in...

Monday 9 March 2009

His Royal Harryness

With the unruly ginger thicket; close, beedy peepers and the flared teeth, you'd think that the third in line to the throne would be a cinch for the artist's nib - well, maybe, but not mine. Several attempts produced this somewhat slightly shabby scribble.

Saturday 7 March 2009

Harriet Harman

This took a few attempts. I almost gave up on this version but having walked away and then come back to it, realised that there was something in it worth saving. Always the best course of action if you're not sure and you need to get a clear idea - and also true of any creative process.
I know it's true of making music and I'm sure it's true of the writing process (although this is set apart in the fact that the impression can never be 'instant' in quite the same way.)
Somehow the part of the mind that understands and sees clearly that which is being created can get confused or desensitized to the constant information being received by the senses and the brain seems to get a false concept of what's being built. Take a short break away, come back, and honestly consider the very first impression that you perceive and the perception will be 100% correct.

Monday 2 March 2009

I Hate David Attenborough... I don't - not really, but I type from the midst of a midden of screwed up paper all with a pitiful 'likeness' of Sir David scrawled upon them. I've ended up with this effort which is the 'best' of a very bad bunch.

Ehud Barak