Here is one of my pieces ‘Nerves of Paint’ chosen by the band Eat as an image for their download of their excellent track ‘Image of a rockstar’. click on the link below and have a listen.
Image of a Rock Star
‘Kissing Ghosts’ – 2017 The painting in this series (lower centre) made it off the easel and into a frame. It’s about 4′ x 3′ The image ties up with a poem I wrote by the same name and a doodle I drew several years ago. The first line of the poem is, ‘you gave to me’ but I don’t remember the first line of the drawing
The first image is the original painting which was on board 4′ x 3′ and painted with acrylics. (mostly cheap tester pots from Wilko’s). The rest are made using the photo of the original and reworking it on the computer. Working this way enables me to generate lots of variations that lend themselves to print. I have been working this way for a few months now and if the painting works well I keep it, otherwise, I paint over it ready for the next one. This character is a younger version of an even larger painting, 5′ x 4′ that I have hung in the stairwell of the block of flats I live in. Arthur the elder and larger arose spontaneously. He is not King Arthur as far as I know.