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Improvisation has begun on the painting I mentioned in this post.

Image transfer got to a point where I was satisfied and away we go…I’ve also been using improvised paper stencils to open up areas of the composition…more on this soon.

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To see more please visit my website: https://richardguest.art/ or my Instagram account:
@richardguest9440

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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

It’s been a while, but last Friday I went out with the intention of taking some photographs in the street and dropping in on Tate Modern.

Whilst I’m always on the lookout for a potential portrait, most of my time is spent collecting images of splats, scuffs, drips and abandoned carrier bags to form the basis of a digital construct.

The following were all taken last Friday…

Solid fuel tank?
The Millenium Bridge from outside Tate Modern
Ocado waste

In Tate Modern, I decided to concentrate on paintings in the main displays. I’ve been familiar with The Three Dancers by Picasso for decades, but I’ve never really looked at the surface of the painting close up.

I found this area:

fascinating. I guess I’ve always thought of Picasso paintings springing into the world fully-formed, but he obviously had problems resolving this patch…

This was my first time seeing White Plane White, 1974 by Bram Bogart as well, but I’m glad I did…

White Plane White, 1974 by Bram Bogart

In one of the rooms housing a large sculpture, I found the following stain. It must have been quite a hardcore chemical to have bleached the stone floor like this. Anyway, I love it…

Stain
Stainscape
Sulba (I think)

The stain’s got me thinking…

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To see more of my paintings, street portraits and digital constructs, please visit my website: https://richardguest.art/ or my Instagram account:
@richardguest9440

Hello all, for those of you that don’t know, I’ve opened an Instagram account, which I use to post works in progress and highlights from my street portrait project. The latest addition is Ally from 2013. Thanks Ally!

The account is: @richardguest9440

Street Portrait (for and of Ally), 2013
Street Portrait (for and of Ally), 2013

A few more recent entries…

Untitled sketchbook pages, 2018
Untitled sketchbook pages, 2018
Travel Arrangements

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My Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CityStories  is open, where you can find greetings cards and prints.

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…

SONY DSC

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 

Garden, 2015

Garden, 2015
C Type Print
297 x 420 mm

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

Garden was another step in making a transition from street photography to painting. It’s constructed from elements of street shots taken in early 2015. Garden will be available until the end of November 2018.

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Sparrowfall (II), 2015

Sparrowfall (II), 2015
C Type Print
297 x 420 mm

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

Sparrowfall (II) was one of the first steps in me making a transition from street photography to painting. It’s constructed from elements of street shots taken in early 2015. There are two versions of the image – this is my current favourite. Sparrowfall (II) will be available until the end of October 2018.

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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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