Archives for posts with tag: Digital Construct
That’s How We Do Things #1, acrylic paint and watercolour pencil on canvas, 80 x 80cm, 2019

Having got excited about improvising on Cowl (see last post), I went back to the above painting, which I’d shelved and applied the same method. You can see the original digital construct the painting was based on here. Less of the initial image survived.

In the digital construct for the next painting Fissure, I deliberately left areas of the image blank so I had somewhere to improvise, while retaining a the skeleton of a composition.

Sketch for Fissure, digital construct, dimensions variable, 2019

But once I started improvising the composition became less and less sustainable – it collapsed under the weight of the paint marks; the imagery was being buried…

Fissure, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90cm, 2019

More in the next post…

Landscape study (201019)

In recent months my work has kind of gone full circle, so that I’m producing a lot of digital constructs again (as a way of thinking about possible paintings).

Visiting my parents in Dorset by train gave me the opportunity to snap the landscape and work in that format. It’s quite interesting to stretch out after working in squares.

Landscape (Stain), 2019

The painting being worked on in my last blog post about making stuff ended up looking like this…and underwent a name change…

Cowl, acrylic paint and watercolour pencil on canvas, 90 x 90 cm

…and the improvisational aspect of the process started to take precedence. The monochrome image suggested areas of colour, which led to the introduction of the vase shape and the snooker ball…

More on the paintings in the next post.

Mutie #1, 2015

Mutie #1, 2015 C Type Print

December’s Print of the Month is now available to buy here.

Mutie #1, is one of my earliest attempts to use improvised brushstrokes in a digital image. I began by painting in acrylic on paper, which was scanned into Photoshop and edited. The photographic elements come from street shots I took in London in 2015. I’ve chosen now to put the print on sale because I’m currently re-exploring this way of working.

 

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 https://londoneyeball.wordpress.com/

Walk Upright digipak coverWalk Upright CD

Walk Upright

Walk Upright Cover

Pierrot, 2015

Pierrot
Digital Construct
Dimensions variable
2015

It’s arrived! And it sounds fantastic! Great self-titled debut album by Walk Upright (Instagram: @walkupright.popband ), which is released 22nd June on Gare Du Nord Records (Instagram: @garedunordrecords) in the UK and Djummi records in Germany. Walk Upright are will be launching the album with a live performance at The Betsey Trotwood, London, EC1 Friday 6th July. You can preorder a copy from https://walkupright.bandcamp.com/.

The cover features a crop of a digital construct I made in 2015 called Pierrot (the original’s just above) and also features my portraits of the band.

Portrait (sketch), 2017– Portrait (sketch), 2017 –

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have a blog together. It’s a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest.

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David Cook and I are reviewing each other’s record collections one disc at a time on a new blog called Zzzounds! David has just reviewed The Seer by Swans. Check it out!

 

Dead Precedents, 2017– Dead Precedents, 2017 –

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This is the full version of an image I posted as part of my conversation in pictures with Ashley Lily Scarlett on Between Scarlett and Guest.

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David Cook and I are reviewing each other’s record collections one disc at a time on a new blog called Zzzounds! David has just reviewed The Seer by Swans. I’m struggling with my latest review, but am hoping it will be finished soon. David’s review of Swans can be read here.

 

B&B, 2017– B&B, 2017 –

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have a blog together. It’s a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest.

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David Cook and I are reviewing each other’s record collections one disc at a time on a new blog called Zzzounds! David has just reviewed The Seer by Swans. Check it out!

 

Blemish, 2016– Blemish, 2016 –

The title for the above construct comes from the title track of David Sylvian’s 2003 album, Blemish.  You can hear it here.

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have a blog together. It’s a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest.

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David Cook and I have a new blog called Zzzounds! on which we are reviewing each other’s record collections one disc at at time.

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Happy New Year!

Thanks for all the comments, likes and views – have a great 2017!

22nd June 2016 Landscape (sketch), 2016– 22nd June, 2016 Landscape (Sketch), 2016 –

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have a conversation in pictures going and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest.

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