Monday, 29 September 2014

310 Rich tea -

you know when you feel poorly and all you want is a rich tea biscuits?

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Friday, 26 September 2014

307 Dutch houses - monoprint and pastel

Long time follower of this little blog will recall a few paintings of these ceramic Amsterdam houses. One of the best things about making all of these daily images over the last 6 years is I have discovered a core set of 'things' that I have been drawn to again and again. Interesting eh?

Thursday, 25 September 2014

306 old radio - monoprint and pastel

This old radio was the radio that lived in my kitchen when I was a little fellow. I intend to give it new life as an improvised guitar amplifier in the not too distant future.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Monday, 22 September 2014

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Saturday, 20 September 2014

301 Spiderman money box - monoprint and pastel

Another visit to the Spider-Man money box. This time using the monoprint pastel technique that I have come to love so much recently.

Friday, 19 September 2014

300 Zinc White - oil on linen

You can't go far in life without zinc white.... Although to paint this I didn't use any zinc white at all...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

298 Glam Meerkats - oil on linen

This little series of oil paintings I have begun over the last four days are of things I have collected, bee given or found that have some kind of resonance for me. This meerkat was a present from my mum and dad (in jest) for my fortieth birthday. It is a paint your own meerkat which I have now painted..... 

And I put glitzy sunglasses on it too.


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

297 Bell Tower from port Merion (only a model) oil on linen

I am, it would seem, making a series of paintings of objects in my studio that I have been wanting to paint for a while. We visited port merino a few years ago and brought this bell tower back with us... I don't think they noticed.

Monday, 15 September 2014

296 Unresolved soft toy - oil on linen

This is a soft toy designed and 'half' made by Debbie, we can't remember what it was going to be or why it went wrong, but it is a great object. I rescued it from certain destruction a few years ago. With the intention of painting it one day. That day was today.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

295 Spider-Man piggy bank - oil on linen

I had to raid my Spider-Man piggy bank to buy some milk for morning tea, thanks spidey. A true hero. The money slot is in the back of his head, which is just out of sight.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

294 View from studio - oil

I haven't painted a view from my window for ages.. Here it is through a thick painty fog!

Friday, 12 September 2014

293 Descenders - lino print and charcoal

I wondered what adding a charcoal landscape to the background of these three printed cyclists. Would look like. Well, it looks like this.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

291 Cyclist from the Tour of Britain - Linoprint

We saw our first live cycle race today as the tour of Britain came through Cheltenham. It was a great event, there were loads of people out and about to watch it and hundreds of local cyclist riding the route before the pros arrived behind a fleet of police motorbike riders. I have singled out one rider to print today, but expect a full on peloton tomorrow!

Not sure who it is, anyone care to guess?

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

290 Flowering succulent - mono print with pastel

This palm like succulent is one of those that I expect grows like a weed in its native environment. I keep this one semi tortured in my studio. Flowers well though!

Monday, 8 September 2014

289 Cactus mono print and pastel

I was wondering what to draw/paint/print today as I looked out of my studio window. On my studio window is this little cactus desperately trying to lean in for some sun, which has resulted in a bit of an odd shaped plant. Maybe he will straighten up.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

288 Tour of Britain - pencil on dibond

I am very excited... The tour of Britain is coming to my home town on Wednesday, in the meantime I will be documenting my second tour of the year....aren't shadows wonderful!

Friday, 5 September 2014

286 Butterflies - stamp

So, I think yesterday's butterfly print had the desired effect, how about multiple butterflies!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

285 Butterfly

It is my little sisters birthday this weekend so to begin the festivities (and cheer her up cos she has her foot in a cast :( I have begun a trilogy of butterflies.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

284 Composite print - lino

This one feels a bit like a summary of some of the daily prints that I have been doing. It represents what goes on in my head, most of the time.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

282 Ice cream with Flake - lino print

As summer draws to an end (I mean academic summer, actual summer wills till be happening in my garden for a while!) I thought it an opportune moment to complete the ice cream and lolly series I started a few weeks back. I love a 99! This one, as you can see, is a home made scoop style not the ice cream van style.

Monday, 1 September 2014