I have a few works in this show. Supporting a Indigenous Scholarship Fund.
First series of paintings since returning from 1+1/2 years overseas.
What a divine place to have been. Thank you, La Postiza, for the chance to be part of such an enigmatic and creatively fertile destination.
Now.... I'm in rural Spain peddling pushies to get anywhere offering food or drink with Juan's (Huan's) and Jose's (Hosay's) over dirt-roads-come-sometimes-tarmack-roads surrounded by no-flipping-joke millions of lemon trees, sometimes cross-bred with orange trees when eaten make your mouth twist worse than a 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, in an apparently soon to become desert region whilst I participate in an art residency for the next 2 months.
You have been a rural Pierre Puvis de Chavannes tripper-snipper coupe of Le Rustique camembert on Jean-Louis French oak log's from Christophe's wood yard fired oven bread, slightly charred base with small remnants of coal, eat too much and your stomach huffs as an extinguished well used fire place during European harsh winters running non-stop-like for fear of cold-feet-on-floor-don't-like-wearing-slippers-coz-my-feet-will-sweat friendly place. Basically, you kept me on my toes, you kept me warm and sometimes cold and you allowed me to feel gut buzzers as good slugs of Pere Magloire Fine V.S. Calvardos will give you on a lonely evening.
Thank you so much.
It's always difficult photographing large paintings. Even more so when the paintings are taller than the height of most ceilings. We find ways of doing things even if it causes our thermals to dampen with sweat on a cold day.
My soft box lighting? The chromatic sky.
My camera? An out of date Sony Cyber-shot.
The results? Far better than expected. Check out the new work titled, Neuf Jardins d'Eden.
Keep an eye on this post as snippets of new work are constantly caught on the web.
As new shows for 2016 skirmish their way closer a variety of new projects are in the making.
All shapes and sizes built from French oak. Excessive? No. They will last a thousand years.
I painted the first two outdoors whilst fighting off Gloucester Old Spots and Ouessants. Each session I found tubes of paint eaten and brushes strewn across fields and dale. Therefore, these two where painted in the nouvelle grotte with belligerent bats for mates.
Still far from cushy for the roof was missing most of the time.
360cm x 260cm
New roof for the barn/studio. Its been over 100 years.
Size: 260cm x 180-200cm
Material: Acrylic on secondhand floral bedsheets.
ATTACK OF THE OLD SPOTS!
Two Gloucestershire Old Spots raided my painting site, rummaging through titanium zincs and snouted aluminium ladders.
I will patch the paintings with canvas.
I will make brushes from their hair.
Consoling her boyfriend after he missed out on the last bottle of Vaseline Hand Lotion For Men at David Jones. She said, 'Babe, at least we have a Nespresso Coffee Machine.'
My new handmade long armed brush was in action on the front lines.