It’s been a while…

Hi there! I’ve decided to publish some recent — March/April 2017 — pictures. They’re all sketches, meaning I didn’t spend much time on them, but in actuality, when I’m not physically painting, I’m leading up to a painting in my head. And then… convergence 🙂 

The drawings were done on recycled squared paper. The paintings were done on brown paper covered in a plastic film. I’m guessing it’s what’s used for wrapping fresh foods etc. So, no fancy supports.  I like the idea of non-permanence, because it’s the state of being that matters to me. And here are some traces of that. 

What else have I been up to? 

Well, I’ve played around with digital drawings. Trying with a stylus and an Apple Pencil. But, I’ve found that I started to really enjoy it when I switched to my finger. The digital drawings were all done in a game App called Draw Something. Sometimes less is more. The colour palette is much more limited than in more professional sketch tools, and there’s an ink/time restriction! I like it, it reminds me of the Hollywood code that restricted film makers in the early part of the 20th century. Some of the best films — to me anyway — were made within these constraints. It may seem like a far cry from the limitations I’m referring to, but in my head it makes sense. And that’s all that’s important, right? Well, you’re just here for the pictures anyway, and you’re so right! Enjoy.

Oh, yeah, they’re all painted in oil, with brushes this time.

I’ve been spending a lot of time observing our feathered friends. My favourite animal has got to be the pigeon.

And this here is Matt.

I’ll post some of the drawings, on paper and digital, later this week. Thanks for tuning in!

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