Friday, 30 October 2009

Finished Pieces...

All the new pieces for the exhibition are finished and ready to be hung, I'm going to be mixing them with some other pieces of work from my Degree but they all link together [hopefully]will post some of the exhibition soon....

"You've Long Since Faded From Their Eyes"
Spraypaint & Nail Varnish


"Brian"
Spraypaint & Nail Varnish


"Pure Morning"
Spraypaint & Nail Varnish


"From Despair To Where"
Spraypaint & Nail Varnish


"Dry Your Eyes [Soul-Mates Never Die]"
Spraypaint & Nail Varnish


"Boy With The Blue Eyes"
Spraypaint & Nail Varnish


"Crying Lightning"
Spraypaint & Nail Varnish


"Untitled 1"
Spraypaint & Nail Varnish


"Untitled 2"
Spraypaint & Nail Varnish


"Untitled 3"
Spraypaint & Nail Varnish


PRINTS
[Hand Sprayed]




Monday, 12 October 2009

Testing Testing 1,2,3





While the sun was shining I managed to get some test pieces done! I only tested a few of the stencils as I only really wanted to make sure that they [a] looked alright with the wood grain, and [b] that the nail varnish worked with the spray paint and the over all look, I reckon it does, although its taken a while to get used to painting with nail varnish, the only slight problem is the "tears", trying to control the spray paint drips has taken some practice and I'm still undecided as to whether or not to stencil them on the final pieces rather than chance doing them freehand? I might need some more practice to make sure...

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Stencils....







I've been super busy the past couple of weeks working nearly every morning, then splitting the rest of my day between sorting out the Alternative Life Drawing Classes and getting my new work ready for my exhibition, so lots of drawing, re-drawing sketching and painstakingly cutting out stencils, then of course spraying them - on a freezing cold afternoon; although it looks really sunny in the photo's above, it was actually really cold and damp! all the proofs are done and I'm nearly ready to start the actual paintings. I went for the plywood the other day, which took some time since i wanted to make sure I picked out the nicest grain on each piece, getting splinters at the same time, I'm kind of using Audrey Kawasaki [http://www.audrey-kawasaki.com/] as a reference - bringing in the wood's natural grain as a feature of the painting [well if it goes to plan I will be...] I also spent what seemed like forever picking out nail varnish in Superdrug with Annmarie, who thankfully has an encyclopedic knowledge of the stuff, since i can't find spraypaint that looks metallic/neon/iridescent enough for certain parts and figured nail varnish would do the trick, and fortunately Annmarie knows her stuff! It's all just waiting to be put together which will hopefully start happening early next week, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it'll it be dry tomorrow afternoon so I can cut and sand the wood ready, then I can actually start painting!!