Friday, 28 February 2020

Makes Sense

I'e recently been to see an interesting exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Entitled
'Feast and Fast', it discusses the art of food in Europe from 1500 - 1800.
I'd already got a vague notion about a painting I want to do in the future based on a cabinet of curiosities using  objects chosen by members of my family to represent them. The Fiztwilliam show gave me an idea to develop this further.
I came across a piece of work which used the five senses - sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.
The idea of linking each object to one of the senses could help to define them  and give  more meaning.

Friday, 21 February 2020

Send In The Clowns

I've been experimenting with  ideas for my next painting about brothers,
using the three types of clown faces - Auguste, Whiteface and Character to represent us.
 Continuing the images into the next two generations I intend to gradually divide the faces up to suggest how the genes continue, but in different ways.
I photocopied the three different clowns several times, cutting  up and rearranging them  in formal and informal ways.
My next experiment will be to draw the faces in angled mirrors. I hope to acquire some masks   as having 3D images should make it more interesting.

Friday, 14 February 2020

Wheels On My Wagon

My 1931 Morris Minor is just back from having it's M.O.T. (it passed!) It also had a new coil and plugs replaced. While in the garage the Morris's spoke wheels were sandblasted and painted and the tyres replaced.
The car is an important part of my collection and a great favourite when shown on the
Ted Coneys Family Portraits tours and is now ready for the reopening in April.
 It appears in many of the paintings including my latest one 'Who Stole The Toothpaste?' which you can see on the NEWS AND REVIEWS page.
There are lots of pictures of the car in the photographic section of my Facebook page.

Friday, 7 February 2020

In Touch With Angels

I've started my new work 'The Wasp and the Ring' and over the last two weeks have been painting angels. They are very small and  you should only realise their presence when you get up close.
I am well aware that they could look rather naff but hopefully I can pull off my idea successfully. From a distance you think it's a constellation in the sky.
You can see the results in a few weeks time, when I've got a bit further.