accidentally discovering a perfect new transfer medium Transfer mediums never seem to work as easily and effortlessly as I want. Especially when trying to capture detail.
Imagine therefore my surprise yesterday when I went to retrieve the “skin” of a large tin of oil primer after putting it aside on a sheet of newspaper whilst I plundered the free-flowing gloop in the tin. Flipping it back over to slide back onto the contents of the tin, I saw an amazing impeccable reproduc
The tendency after any sort of show for me is to sink into a state of overwhelming lassitude. Psychologically, I’m on a roll, but with no energy to take advantage of the creative run. Except when there’s no time to sit and recover. So this week, my attention has been fully and 100% focussed on The Other Art Fair happening towards the end of this month. There’s far too much to do even without finishing off work, but it’s just too good an opportunity to miss having a new major
Westbourne Grove (a portrait of everyday) (detail of collage element) It’s been a while… but things get busy… the drawings are coming thick and fast now. Every one develops in its own manner. it’s strange how the hand is the same but the technique makes so much difference to the outcome. Even working instinctively and intuitively, sometimes from one hour to the next, it’s amazing how differently the work emerges. If you’ve missed the details of the November event in London, l
Notice I’ve ensured over the last few days that the sketchbook itself is visible. I realise it’s important in the great scheme of things to reinforce the exploration/play element of these “works”. They are not resolved images in any way. Today I used torn off sheets of the FT weekend edition as background paper to draw city types and an Eritrean refugee. All based on found images in the paper itself. I like the pinkness of the FT. #collage #drawing #Postaday2012
Playing around, there’s nothing more fun than just seeing something upside down or back to front and a whole new image appearing. Still on the printmaking follow-up messing, I was amused to peel apart a few sheets which had stuck together (a sort of reverse collage, I suppose) and then see a magical landscape appear with a solitary sailboat crossing a lake. It reminds me of the lake district. #collage #Postaday2012
It’s slowly crystallising what this #dailyfail challenge is all about. Maybe it’ll carry on crystallising till 31st December. And beyond. Such are the ways of creative reflections. I’m realising one very important fact: this is about running completely counter to #adailyselfreflection which was a means of publishing digital work with no other (initial) existence save that of cyberspace. #dailyfail, on the other hand, is exclusively about real paper, real ink, real paint. Ther