Thursday, 30 September 2010

#311 Farmer

Hands up if you remember this one from last year! Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

#310 Nailclippers

Playing guitar is a great way to keep your fingernails short, not actually playing but when you realise your talon like nails don't allow you fret chords properly it's time to get the clippers out! Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

#309 Battered Fish

No, as much as we all wish it was Friday, it isn't but we did have fish and chips for tea.Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm.

Monday, 27 September 2010

#308 Vitamin C Tablet

I feel like I should dose myself up on Vitamin C given how many people at work have nasty colds. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm

Sunday, 26 September 2010

#307 Egg Shell

We had sausage and egg and hash brown baps for lunch today... mmm they were so tasty its not right! WAtercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm click here to bid.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

#306 Velcro - Loop

You knew the other side of the velcro was coming didn't you! I have a tiny headache that is now subsiding slightly after last nights festivity's 'Happy Birthday CCP!' Amazing evenings entertainment from the young bands and acts that use the 'Musical Youth' project and the original Musical Youth band from the '80's. "Pass the Dutchie!" On a personal note I am chuffed to bits that the 21 paintings of musical instruments I made for the event have all got bids on and are currently earning just over £1200 for 'Musical Youth' (the project not the band!) to buy musical instruments for young disadvantaged musicains to have lessons on, the auctions for the paintings are being held open until midnight on the 10th of October I will update the facebook album with the current bid (when I get the current prices) but in the meantime if you are interested in joining in drop me an email. In the meantime this and last nights velcro are being sold on ebay as normal but as a pair, click here to bid.

Friday, 24 September 2010

#305 Velcro - Hook

I have been hanging the 21 musical instrument paintings this afternoon, fortunately I know that you put the hook part of velcro on the work and the loop on the wall (this is because the hook will last longer) and the boards I was hanging on are effectively loop so I can just put the paintings on the board and they stay there. Brilliant and phew. The moral of the tale is; being a Fine Art Technician sometimes is very useful. watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

#304 Hair

I had to cut my hair this evening and I also have loads of other stuff to do for tomorrow evenings concert and auction luckily hair is quick (if a bit gross) to paint and thus fulfilling my daily painting contract in double quick time. now to finish prepping the paintings for hanging. (please dry please dry please dry please dry) Watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm click here to bid.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

#303 Piano Keys

Getting very excited about Friday evenings celebrations now, especially as all the paintings are done now, a slight delay in getting hold of these piano keys, I really wanted the piano represented in my 21 musical instruments. Just need hang them on Friday afternoon and sell them to the highest bidder. Which reminds me, They will all be sold at the event on Friday night through a silent auction so, if have seen them on the facebook page and would like to buy one to help raise money for CCP's Musical youth Project please email me with your highest bid which will then become the opening bid on the evening and you may win or you may just help the price get higher ;). All proceeds will go to the charity. But not from this one so if you want a watercolour version I get alllll the money moo haha ahem. Watercolour and pencil  29cm x 19cm click here to bid.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

#302 Jigsaw blade

I spent yesterday in woodworkshop training and today writing risk assesments for all the equipment in the workshop. This is my own personal jigsaw blade and I haven't written a risk assessment for it. I also won't need to find some one accredited to maintain it and I don't have to worry about whether or not the jigsaw stops in 10 seconds. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm click here to bid.

Monday, 20 September 2010

#301 Slice of Mozzarella

I made pizza this evening and because Debbie is allergic to cheese there is always spare cheese left. When I try and overload my pizza it invariably all runs off and I end up getting less. Any ideas what to do with the left over stuff, apoart from painting them. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm click here to bid.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

#300 Kazoo

Lots of finishing of musical instrument paintings happening today in the studio. You can see the kazoo oil painting  here with some of the others. I will upload the rest tomorrow and then all 21 will be complete and ready to be sold on Friday to raise huuuuge amounts of money for charity (and then I must get Septembers monthly painting done). Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm click here to bid.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

#299 Penny Whistle

I have been painting all day today this is anothermusical instrument drawing that has turned into an oil painting, more oil paintings released today on facebook, I will be making an announcement on Monday evening if anyone is interested in buying any of the oils and supporting the 'Musical Youth' of Cheltenham town. 29cm x 19cm click here to bid.

Friday, 17 September 2010

#298 Fold up Scissors

These are great, useless as scissors but they fold up neatly! Watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm click here to bid. more music paintings

Thursday, 16 September 2010

#297 Cup Hook

When we moved in there were about 40 (I'm not kidding) cuphooks placed all over the house, cuphooks in bathroom wall for flannels and things, I assume, there were hooks holding all the TV cables/aerial around the edge of the front room all up the stairs with pictures, I guess, and lots in the bedroom (?) oh and some in the kitchen for well..cups..I hope. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm click here to bid.

Also music fans I just uploaded some more of my musical instrument paintings on facebook have a look and tell all of your facebook friends! They will all be for sale to raise money for the Musical Youth music project soon, watch this space.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

#296 Lego

A momentous day, nephew Josh has been the excited recipient of the Young family Lego collection he is now the custodian of (among other things) my space lego which I remember makes up into a huuuge spaceship complete with moon buggy style vehicles marvellous, fortunately I had this sixer piece here so I could paint it! Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm click here to bid.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

#295 Picture Hanging Cord

This is a little bit of picture hanging cord I found on the floor of my studio, probably from framing one of these drawings. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm click here to bid.

Monday, 13 September 2010

#294 Conductors Baton

This is Debbies conductors baton, broken during a particularly energetic piece so I'm told. I have also painted this in oil. Which brings me rather nicely to the musical instrument paintings I have been making. I have popped a few tasters on the facebook page  so, please pop over and have a look I'll add more. All 21 paintings will be on show at the Cheltenham Laides College Parabola Arts Centre on September the 24th during a performance by a selection of the artists that use CCP's Musical Youth centre to celebrate CCP's 21st Birthday, to find out more click here, there are also tickets still available to see Arianna & The Forth Phase, Rufio Summers, Jewlz and A.Dott, and the projects namesake, Musical Youth themselves.

The oil paintings and will be all be sold to raise money for the Musical Youth music project (I want to stipluate they can only buy vintage acoustic guitars with the proceeds but that might not be awfully practical) a lot of links there so, I will stop typing now. Watercolour and pencil 29cm x19cm click here to bid.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

#293 Moth

I knew one would die on the studio windowsill at some point this year. Poor poor moth.Watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm click here to bid.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

#292 Shoe Brush

I am pretty sure that this is my very first shoe brush that I had when I went to Norwich Art School in the early 90's. You can just see some of the burgundy boot polish I used on my Burgundy Dr Martins. Found in a box in the spare room which hasn't been unpacked since we moved in three and a half years ago! Watercolour and Pencil 19cm x14cm click here to bid.

Friday, 10 September 2010

#291 Blu Tack

I use this the help me support pesky objects that won't stay still when I am painting them. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm click here to bid.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

#290 Two Tiny Maracas

 These tiny maracas belong to a tiny lego Mexican man. Tequila! watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm click here to bid.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

#289 Harmonica

I am currently making a series of oil paintings of musical instruments (more about that soon!) I have used todays daily painting as a sketch before painting the oil version. Which is really how you're supposed to do it I am always too impatient and go straight in with oil but this time I thought 'two birds one stone'! Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm click here to bid.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

#288 Effects Pedal

This is a Bazz Fuss effects pedal I made a few years ago using this schematic that I believe I was directed to by my good friend and colleague, Tim. Who incidentally has a birthday today, happy birthday Tim. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm. 

Monday, 6 September 2010

#287 3 Beads

Happy Birthday Kate!! (thats my sister!) I won't reveal her age here (that would be mean) but there is at least one three in it! ;) Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

#286 Pineapple Slice

An early morning bit of pineapple for me. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm click here to bid.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

#285 Petal and Stalk

Being the macho sort of chap that I am, (ha!) I have been doing a little bit of flower arranging this morning with the sunflowers from the garden, here is a petal and a bit of stalk from one of them. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm click here to bid.

Friday, 3 September 2010

#284 Plum

I love plums, we found a green gauage tree once while out on as walk, it had the best ever taste (the fruit not the tree). This is a Victoria Plum which are pretty good too! Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm click here to bid.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

#283 Leftover Pie

This was some gooood ham and chicken pie, I am also very grateful that Debbie couldn't finish hers because I had no idea what to paint tonight! Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

#282 Reciept

I have been catching up on reciepts today.....nuff said. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm click here to bid.