Monday, September 29, 2008

A painting for the Urenco art competition is now complete. A simple landscape about uranium.

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Stone Wasp in a Mountain Lake and the Albion painting were completed today. Work on 31st Century Crucifiction was done too, and Light At The End Of A Long Dark Tunnel was framed (a difficult task for a trapezium).

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I'm currently working on a painting of the 40-foot tall god Albion, as in William Blake's mythology. Should be mostly finished by tomorrow but it will need at least one more layer.

My Self Portrait with Electric Wasp has made it into the 2008 Stoke Open in Hanley Museum which I'm pleased with. They turned down the Untouchable Strawberry painting which I think is far superior artistically and technically an certainly took more time and skill. Perhaps this proves that everyone likes portraits. I will be painting a few more portraits next year. I need the practise.

The six months of daylight are nearly over and then I'll rapidly slow down painting, planning for next year and working on music and other things. I'd like to get back into poetry or song writing because I'm very rusty there. I will tend to IndieSFX and Bytten too.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Well I've now finished the first glazing layer to the Death of Socialism, one of my best paintings, so far...

Given the recent financial turmoil (which made me feel like Dali in 1929; arguably his best year), I've just been reading up about the Great Depression. The remarkable thing is that, after 80 years of study, nobody knows what really caused it or what to do if it happened again. This shows that witchcraft and economics have equal status as sciences.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Plans were upset a bit by a painting of stone wasp, which although little bigger than a double CD, has taken five full days so far. Albion will have to wait a bit but I'll get another layer on The Death of Socialism done before next Wednesday, I'm sure.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

New underpaintings to Uranos and Helios (I deemed the old version inadequate) and Liquid Sleep are now complete. Tomorrow I attend Art Support and will later scan Sunset With Rose Petals before preparing it for the Stoke Open. On Thursday I should finish the Sue Ryder painting, then glaze the large "Death of Socialism" (2 days) and then "Albion" at last (3 days). These full days are very tiring and bad for my eyes but the light is fading daily so I must strike while, at least, somebody's iron is hot.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

The primary glazing layer to 31st Century Crucifiction is now complete. There will be a few more layers to this painting which is a bit like Spear of Destiny in appearance with some geometrical abstract objects.