Sunday, March 28, 2010

Big Man at Night, Wee Man in The Morning?

How You Gonna Come? Hands on Your Head or on the Trigger of Your Gun?

Inspired by Big Ned's fantastic Guns of Brixton track from days gone by, I have created this monster drawing of my friend Djimbo turning on himself. My models have been asked to do a lot of strange things over the years, but this is the first time I've ever asked anyone to shoot themselves..

Still looking for an adequate title for this - if anyone has any ideas....

Friday, March 19, 2010

Heaven's Going to Burn Your Eyes

Spring has sprung and I have produced another life-affirming offering!

This is a pretty big painting and I'm going back to try to paint like I draw, so hopefully these new paintings will be looser and more gestural than before.

This is very limited palette - almost monochromatic, and that will be the plan for those to come as well.

Some very dark stuff coming up next...YAY!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Blue Man continues

Still not quite got to the paint. Here are a couple of nice wee pastel studies on coloured paper. I am trying to wind up this subject matter for now but my new model and his acrobatics are quite hard to leave behind.

Off to the motherland for a few days tomorrow to discuss the upcoming Dylan Lisle/Patsy McArthur exhibition in July in Edinburgh. Hopefully everything will go according to plan and I will get the best half of the gallery space..