Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Urgent C 03 - A New Shabby Chic Series

Urgent C 03
I have talked about the process of how I created my last shabby chic series so I will be repeating myself for Urgent C.  I created my own papers for the background using stencils, old magazines, and spray inks.  One sands a magazine page over a stencil and then sprays ink to get the effect you see that looks sort of paisley.


How To Paint A Queen: A Culture Show Special

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Urgent C 02 - A New Shabby Chic Series

Urgent C 02
Now that is the definition of debonair!  What a look!  Perhaps I was born in the wrong era.  His look is just smart!


Degas exhibition at the Royal Academy

Monday, November 20, 2017

Urgent C 01 - A New Shabby Chic Series

Urgent C 01
New series beginning today...this one has twenty-four pieces or twelve back-to-back.  I am using some old wallpaper sample book pages, cardboard, and paper bags for the substrates.  There is plenty of texture since I began with modeling paste first.


The Culture Show, Royal Academy 2012

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Menko (Kitty and Crow) 28

Kitty and Crow 28

This is the final piece of this series.  I hope you have enjoyed it.  It was almost a month long. :-)

Animated gif or the series:


1/2 The Culture Show - Who Are You Calling an African Artist?

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Menko (Kitty and Crow) Series -27

Kitty and Crow Series 27

This is not my favorite piece in this series.  I like it all with the exception of the white Torri.  You know what a torri is, right?  It is the traditional Japanese gate.  I totally forget why I did a white one.  I do know that the red circle with the yellow circle is suppose to represent the rising sun.  Funny how that is when you create something quite some time ago and write about it much later.  Oh well, I am approaching 70! :-)


1/2 The Culture Show : A Portrait of Jonathan Yeo

Friday, November 17, 2017

Menko (Kitty and Crow) Series - 26

Kitty and Crow Series 26
Night time!  Dark! I love the cat's eyes.  You can hardly see the crow at first and then all of a sudden it is there.  Maybe it is different for you.


1/2 The Culture Show at Edinburgh: Leonardo da Vinci - The Anatomist

part 1

part 2
just wait and it will start on its own from the link in part 1

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Menko (Kitty and Crow) Series - 25

Kitty and Crow Series 25
As we start to close in on the end of this series (no. 28) I have to reflect on discovering vintage materials that I find are different, that I did not know existed.  There is so much out there that we do not know about and then all of a sudden we run across it and are amazed.  The Menko cards were certainly like that for me.  Recently I discovered stand up sumo wrestler cards.  They are just as amazing.  That is the fun of it, to learn about something that one did not know about previously.


1/2 ARTiculation - For the Love of Art - The Culture Show

Part 1

Part 2