Archives for posts with tag: Cityscape

Landscape in Three Parts, 2018– Landscape In Three Parts (Sketch), 2018 –

This was one possible solution to how do I paint a “landscape” using square canvases (80 x 80 cm)…it’s still on the back burner while I work through some other stuff…

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David Cook and I recently completed an online conversation about Jasper Johns and you can find all three parts at




When Doves Cry (I), 2012

When Doves Cry (II), 2012

When Doves Cry was the first Prince song I heard. It was on the radio in a petrol station I was working in. It was one of those “What the?” moments. It’s still one of my favourites.

This week’s posts are all named after Prince songs and are in response to this article. I would also like to point you in the direction of Obsolescence Project, where more questions (and jokes) about titles are being presented. And there’s voting fun to be had in my previous post.

Untitled digital photograph, 2008 (edited and treated, 2011)

Track A – Solo Dancer is the first track on Charles Mingus’ 1963 album The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. The album is beautifully recorded, and for me strongly evocative of  the sixties, the night and the city. It’s generally considered to be a masterpiece of jazz orchestration. It’s quite unlike any other music (I mean it’s jazz,but it has the attack of rock and the seriousness of classical whilst having a light enough touch that you could dance to it), and pulls off the neat trick of being alien and familiar at the same time. I’m not going to point you in the direction of a video or a download, because I think the album should be heard on a disc – CD or vinyl – it deserves the ritual of being “put on”.

The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (Impulse! IMP 11742)