Saturday, 28 February 2015

097 Two guitars a ukulele and a Morandi

I have been playing around with one of he not so good prints I made yesterday, I think it needs some more stuff in it. So I have added a doorway, a  morandi etching, one of my paintings and a guitar slide...

Friday, 27 February 2015

096 Three Guitars - etching

Okay, so, you are right, technically this is not red, but in my head it is a lovely dark red line. But today was all about getting the plate etched and then the afternoon getting a good print. This was the best one and soon I will print a run of red ones.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

093 Red Resonator - sharpie

Another sketch for my etching this time focusing on one guitar, my metal resonator. If anyone knows the Robert Crumb 'blues and country musician' portraits I was thinking of those while I drew this.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Friday, 20 February 2015

089 Puppy teeth

Another painted roundup of Ochres teeth, not enough to make a necklace yet...

Thursday, 19 February 2015

088 Puppy Tooth

So this is the tooth that was coming loose as the vet was trying to look inside Ochres mouth. Not the best time to attempt such a procedure. It didn't go well for the vet, sorry Emma the vet.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

087 Puppy teeth

I am pretty sure all of Ochres puppy teeth are out now, this is our haul, she ate the rest. The last one came out at puppy class tonight, no I didn't crawl around the floor looking for it....

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

086 puppy teeth

Teething puppy - The story so far, these are our only finds and there are three to go, and much whining was had by all.

Monday, 16 February 2015

085 Puppy tooth part three

First of all I am sorry for the missing image on yesterday's tooth painting. A clear mistake on my part I assure you the painting was painted!

Here is today's canine offering, a canine.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

084 Puppy tooth - oil on Dibond

We have rather fortuitously got two opposite teeth from Ochre, I think this is the left one?

Saturday, 14 February 2015

083 Puppy tooth - oil on dibond

Having a puppy is full of lots of very cute and lovely things, there are also lots of things that are less cute. Here is one of them, a bloody puppy tooth. This one avoided the crunch, happy Valentine's Day! 

Friday, 13 February 2015

082 Bass guitar pencil on wet primer and linen

I have discovered this week that I like the feel of water soluble pencils on wet acrylic medium. Prismalo work better than stabilo, I will try caran dache tomorrow and report back.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

081 Headstock (front view)

I know I know, 'this isn't red!' Well no, you would be right,  the picture isn't but the subject is! As you will have seen from the last few evenings paintings. I was going to paint this up after the initial drawing but the I realised I wasn't going to use any red paint and why spoil a lovely drawing. I think It looks a little like a surprised animal!

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

079 detail of bass body

Another ebay style oil on linen painting. The real bass guitar now has 12 watchers and has had 217 views...

Monday, 9 February 2015

078 Bass guitar from behind

I am planning on spending all week, while the ebay listing is up for my bass, painting it from various angles just like in the listing!

Sunday, 8 February 2015

077 Bass Guitar - oil and pencil on linen

Another portrait of my soon to be sold bass, like all good ebay listings here is a close up. Might put one of these in with the guitar when I send it that will surprise them!

Saturday, 7 February 2015

076 Bass guitar Portrait - oil on Linen

I am selling my cherry red bass, mostly because I don't play it and someone else probably will! So I thought it might be a nice idea to paint it before it leaves me. After all it is red.

Friday, 6 February 2015

075 Ochre and her Red Ball 2

Ochre at extreme speed! Using thick juicy wet oil paint two of my favourite things!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

074 Ochre and her red ball

This gives you some idea of the speed of our puppy. Speedy especially when there is a red ball involved, it has something to do with the science of colour. Except I don't think dogs can differentiate between reds and greens!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

073 Ochre - the sit/down champion - monoprint

Puppy class night! We are celebrating a victory in the 'how many sit to lie downs can your dog do in one minute' Little Ochre managed 32, double her nearest rival, Elvis. Apparently the record is 74!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

072 Red Shirt

During this daily painting malarkey I sometimes find it easy to pick an object each day and somedays you just get given something that is perfect. Today was such a day. My new office buddy and fashion designer Jamilla has just got back from Berlin and got me the lovely pencil holder you see on the left, in red of course! I can use it to extend the life of some well loved but short pencils. I can also draw a red shirt as a thank you!

Monday, 2 February 2015

071 Watercolour dirty water jar - oil on canvas - part III

Ahhhh the simple pleasures of making a painting, as you will see I am using no fixed methodology here. I haven't really followed any traditional technique just got stuck in. I wanted to let a style emerge on its own without me deciding on a direction at the beginning. Which oddly makes me want to make a very traditional painting...

Sunday, 1 February 2015

070 watercolour dirty water jar - part II

Another stint on my oil painting of a watercolour rinsing jar. It is such a nice feeling being able to walk away from a painting knowing you can return the next day!

Bloody elipses!