Posts tagged “recycled materials

Canvas?.. . . .I Hate Canvas!!. . . /./.

I am still in limbo.. . … .. Finding a house has been harder than anticipated and so i am still without studio. I did hope that this time away from paint would result in another leap, so i was trying not to paint, even small bits.. . .. …. . saving what ever built up in that time to explode onto another self indulgent epic . .. , but four weeks is more than enough. Its going to be another four weeks until i can get my studio up and running again. So i had to bite the bullet and make do with what ever i could find.. .. . and what did i find? Well annoyingly canvas, canvas that had already been painted on. So i took the hand i was dealt and transformed the already existing paintings into Belbin’s.. .. .. It felt good to paint again but i seriously cannot wait to start on some real work.. . … /././..

       ‘Everything Is Rosy’    Acrylic on Canvas                 ‘Fly On A Window’    Acrylic on Canvas

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Japanese Dream. . …. . // ..///. .

While clearing out my studio i found some old canvases.. . . .really old canvases! I haven’t painted on canvas for a few years now but was at a lost as to what to do with them, i certainly didn’t want to keep the atrocities that had gone before but i also didn’t want to waste such good resources. i left it for a couple of days then it hit me, chop off all the canvas and use the wooden frames to create boxed frames…. . . here it is so far. . . . The old paintings are now gone forever. . … . ./. . unseen..  ./// ./


Piece By Piece.. . Fracture By Fracture.. . .. . It All Comes Together.. . ../. /.

Here is a collection of photos from the process of creating ‘Car Crash’  .. .. . By the looks of things i was better at taking photos at the start of the project.. . . … /./// .


It’s About Time.. .. … /. /.

I have been so busy recently concentrating on work that i actually might be able to sell that it has been quite a considerable amount of time since i last took on another ridiculous self indulgent project. Well today i set about rectifying that by starting what is (since the last time) set to be my most ambitious painting to date. I don’t want to give too much away at this point, So have a look at the photos and see if you can speculate as to what it might be.. . ….. /. /. over two metres long and over a metre tall… .. .. there’s not a smooth surface to be seen anywhere.. . …. / / .  ….//. .