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I’m currently working on this painting, which I’m toying with the idea of calling The Cacotopic Stain after a geographical area featured in a brilliant book by China Méiville entitled Iron Council.

The painting is based on a monochrome digital construct, which I’m transferring to canvas using acrylic paint and one paintbrush…

Once the image transfer is complete, I will improvise areas of colour and images on top. It’s a method I’ve adopted for the last couple of paintings. If you want to see more please visit my website: https://richardguest.art/ or my Instagram account:
@richardguest9440

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In the process of backing up a load of files, I found this run of images. These are the working “drawings” for my painting December. They are in chronological order so you can see how the image developed over time (a month or so?).

All the photographic elements are things I found in the street or in shop windows. Who is that masked man? It’s a process of accretion and deletion…What to keep and what to throw away?

And here is the final painting…

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December, acrylic paint and watercolour pencil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm, 2018

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To see more of my paintings, street portraits and digital constructs, please visit my website: https://richardguest.art/

Dear all, I have added a couple of street portraits for and of (left to right) Ruby and Christian to my Etsy shop. They are both C-Type photographic prints on archival paper, 29.7 x 42.0cm, (or 11.69 x 16.53 inches).

Prints are £40 + postage and you can purchase them here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CityStories 

Street Portrait (for and of Jenna), 2018

– Street Portrait (for and of Jenna), 2016 –

It’s been a while since I last took a street portrait. The project, which has been going since 2012, seemed to have ground to a halt…and then I spotted Jenna. And she was great about me taking a few shots. This is the first of four shots and is my favourite. Thanks very much Jenna!

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If you are interested in seeing more of my work, I have a new website: https://richardguest.art/ , which includes a print of the month (this month it’s the turn of Into The Light from 2014, which was taken on Hungerford Bridge, London, UK).

Works in progress, street portraits and sneak peeks of finished paintings are all featured on my Instagram feed. I update the feed three times a week, and you can find it here.

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Into The Light, 2014

Into The Light, 2014
C Type Print
297 x 420 mm

Just a quick update on the different ways to see my work online:

Today sees the launch of my website: https://richardguest.art/ , which includes a print of the month (this month it’s the turn of Into The Light from 2014, which was taken on Hungerford Bridge, London, UK).

Works in progress, street portraits and sneak peeks of finished paintings are all featured on my Instagram feed. I update the feed three times a week, and you can find it here.

Ashley Lily Scarlett and I are still conversing in pictures…more news on Between Scarlett and Guest soon…

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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/

Street Portrait (for and of Oli), 2014– Street Portrait (for and of Oli), 2014 –

Oli was enjoying a break outside a pub on Lamb Conduit Street, when I asked him if I could take his portrait. He was great about it (as was another customer – sorry didn’t get your name – who acted as impromptu stylist. I took six shots; this is the first and my favourite. Oli is a photographer (great portraits!) and web designer. You can see his photographs here and his web designs here. Thanks very much for letting me take your portrait, Oli! Hope you like your picture.

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I have just written an article for Leanne Cole about Street Portraits and the way I take them. You can read the article here.

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Portrait of a stranger, 2014

Street Portrait (for and of Giovanni), 2014– Street Portrait (for and of Giovanni), 2014 –

Yesterday, I decided to concentrate on architecture and reflections. Concentrating so hard I took no actual shots.  I was just on the point of giving up on the day entirely when I spotted Giovanni taking a break from the heat in the shade of a shop. He seemed to exude summer and was really nice about having his photograph taken. Thanks very much, Giovanni! Hope you like your picture.

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