Its been a while since I put up a song. Musically its all been a bit all over the place this week. I discovered the very strange sounds of the Orchestre National de Jazz. I had a few choices as to what to put up, some more funky options but this music is so hauntingly odd I went with this !! The introduction is a old style song then its goes into some kind of spacey 1950’s car ride through a Parisian film noir circus story. Anyways…..
This week I got in delivery of my Block Mounted prints. One of the pictures called ‘Light In Inverfarigaig Forest’ I still have the original and at the start of the week I sanded down an old frame & painted it white to put the drawing in. Here is the original drawing framed & the block mounted print.
I started work on a board painting on Friday. I have never painted on board before and its a total revelation.
As I like to use fine liners a lot the harder smoother surface of a board is a LOT easier to work on over canvas. This painting started off similar to my last two but when it came to the tree painting I started off in pure black and it looked so good against the background I figured on painting the entire foliage in pure black. Here is a couple photos of the progress. Towards the end I rotated the board round and decided I like the moon in a lower position and the branches although painted in an intended direction / projection they looked almost better when I flipped the board round…. ideas for next time I think!
Starting to get an idea on branch direction in relation to where the moon is placed. Placing and pointing the branches in a very planned manner so as to direct the eye and the feeling of the picture is something I spend a lot of time thinking about.
Towards this stage I started rotating the board as worked on areas to get better angles and discovered the painting looked great on its side as well as upside down. I went with the upside down version for the rest of the painting time.
And that was my week! I’d like to try this concept on a much larger & detailed scale, that sure would make for some painting.
If your a fan of my Facebook page I posted a discounted glass selection this week of items I have had stacked up for too long. Still all work I love but needs to find homes over gathering dust in my studio so some good deals there.
The webpage is also all operational for your viewing pleasure! Hopefully I can get all the recent paintings photographed before the end of the month and add them to the collection of available prints. Or indeed if you fancy an original I have a studio jam packed right now so take yourself down & pay me a visit if your in Glasgow.
Did you make it to the end of that piece of music? The album is really nice, its been spun a few times already, odd but it certainly takes you on an adventure.
Acrylic Paint / Spray Paint / Fine Liner