My Surfaces: Life Drawing Journal

This is a life drawing journal I have decorated.  The first thing I do when I get a new journal is embellish it!  This one is painted with acrylic paint and felt tips.   The first journal I ever ‘decorated’ was this one: –     All I did was stick two pieces of plasterContinue reading “My Surfaces: Life Drawing Journal”

Altered art book page 16 continued: Cross Shooting

Continuing page 16 the words were:- “They’d shoot at the wooden crosses” “The door would shake then the window then the door again” “He became a regular at the Empire of Junk” “More than a hundred radios” A tall order: an artist who uses crosses.  Well, there’s loads out there isn’t there, especially depicting ChristContinue reading “Altered art book page 16 continued: Cross Shooting”

Happy Belated Birthday Dear Dripper!

Google informs us that it is Jackson Pollock’s birthday today Well, Happy Birthday Greetings to The Big Dripper – gone but not forgotten.   Pollock was born in Wyoming USA 1912 – 1956.  His father was first a farmer then a land surveyer, working for the government, the family moved round a lot. Pollock studied underContinue reading “Happy Belated Birthday Dear Dripper!”

This is a Smokefree Zone (or do I mean drone….)

Well it’s nearly 8 months now since I quit smoking!  I put a stone on (which I’m only now losing) and I feel healthier…or I would if I didn’t have to breathe other peoples smoke in, but sometimes it’s unavoidable.  Nasty niffs It’s great not to HAVE to smoke.  It’s great not to HAVE to stock up onContinue reading “This is a Smokefree Zone (or do I mean drone….)”

Blasting the Surface: Armageddon Journal

  This is the front of an A3 journal for a project I did in second year Foundation.  The project ‘Armageddon’ proved a very interesting one, exploring  destruction, survival, recycling, belief.   (I even made an ‘Armageddon cloak, made form plastic carrier bags, tobacco pouch wallets, anything that could be melted together!…even the scrapings of dried acrylic paintContinue reading “Blasting the Surface: Armageddon Journal”

Altered art book: page 16 Shooting at Cross Purposes

On this page I had chosen a lot more sentences then the previous pages (I can’t remember why though,because it was so long ago when I chose them!  The chosen words were: ” They’d shoot at the wooden crosses” ” The door would shake then the window then the door again” “He became a regularContinue reading “Altered art book: page 16 Shooting at Cross Purposes”

Transcription continued page 10 – 17 Breaking the Surface

Continuing my Transcription (the shorter one) I stated off with  the picture ‘The Lute Player’ by Pre Raphaelite Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1867….. see Transcription pages 1 – 10 Further experiments, which included cutting up the image: – More experiments with format…. Which resulted in this: –   If this image was transcribed to ceramic, it would probablyContinue reading “Transcription continued page 10 – 17 Breaking the Surface”

Favorite Art: Art I LOVE, Pentii Sammallahti:The World in Black and White

Whilst looking through some old research I had on disc, It occured to me  that so far in my blog, I haven’t included any photographers.   I came across this photographer a few years ago.  I love the abstract quality in his work. I don’t know why, but I thought he was Russian.  Wrong! when IContinue reading “Favorite Art: Art I LOVE, Pentii Sammallahti:The World in Black and White”