Thursday, 25 August 2016
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
i like an abstract painting. of that's there's no doubt. always have, always will. not that i've got anything against representative painting tho it took me a long while to get into and appreciate it. just that abstract imagery caught me young and i've been looking at it and making it ever since.
and susan hotchkiss captures everything that i like. colour, composition, stretching the form. i can't believe i haven't come across her before or that this work isn't a familiar name. so i'll nail my colours to the mast on this one. it's about material. it's about craft, it's about gender.
if these were made of paint rather than fibre; if these were fine art rather than technique associated with craft; if these had been done by a man i can't help but feel they'd be higher profile.
and i'm loving the skills i'm seeing in these
Monday, 22 August 2016
came across sarah gillespie by random the other day. these rpints and drawings are just dazzling. if you do one thing this week take some time out and browse thru these images if, in any way, they're up your street.
Friday, 19 August 2016
i've painted a couple of pictures trying to capture what it's like living or growing up on an island but not even come close to peter davis. these are sublime images. he;s currently exhibiting in the bonhoga gallery in shetland.
Thursday, 18 August 2016
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Monday, 15 August 2016
Friday, 12 August 2016
Thursday, 11 August 2016
back in the day there used to be a polish movie poster shop i liked to visit, it's gone now but what i remember about it was that the images were so different from what i was used to. so, looking at what's on here and seeing as i'm rereading cathrynne valente's excellent deathless, here i am dipping a toe into russian illustration via julia gukova. what's interesting is how themes are developed - this one's from the wizard of oz. definitely check out her take on alice in wonderland
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
it's always unwise to assume what you're doing isn't being done by someone else. i'm a big fan of line drawing and loving thomas muller's work (be awae if you're looking for it - there is a german footballer of the same name). it's great to see what someone else does with a similar technique.
Monday, 8 August 2016
Friday, 5 August 2016
Wednesday, 3 August 2016
there's always going to be a place for a godzilla interpretation in my house so here's mona robles with godzilla vs king ghidorah. she does all manner of stuff and i'm particularly taken, in these days of pokemon go, of her take on those - if only there was a conversion option in the game!
Monday, 1 August 2016
in the not too distant future the nights'll be drawing in and it'll be time to get the printing tools out. i've got some pop lying about after a tiling project and came across this - an unusual printing project i think i'll have a go at