I Have No Idea What I’m Doing (two newish paintings)

Greetings!  I haven’t done any cartoon doodles for a little while but I have had a go at a couple of paintings lately.  I’ve hardly done any painting before, so it’s all testing and experimentation really – all under the umbrella of the Black Light Art Collective  and our Manifesto.

The first pictured here is inspired by art of the 1930s, I was looking at paintings by Tamara De Lempicka (1898-1980), and her piece Idylle (Le Depart) struck me as capturing not only the right imagery and mood that I wanted to attempt, but also in terms of style and colour.  So this is my rough, personalised version of the same.  It’s in acrylics, approx 5″ x 7″ on canvas board.

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The other recent-ish painting is a companion piece to a linocut I did from a photo of a stone by the side of the road in Thursbitch.  The stone is real, we visited it and took photos – we first heard about it via Alan Garner and his splendid book (and fascinating related research on) Thursbitch.  The painting is of one side of the stone, which tells the first part of the history – the second side is as pictured below in my linocut.  See this and more linocuts by Black Light Art Collective here!

This painting was also done in acrylics, on a canvas approx 12″ x 16″.

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October Print of the Month – The Hand of Glory

missytassles:

Hey! As well as comics I do art as part of Black Light Art Collective, here’s our latest blog post about one of our pieces…..

Originally posted on Black Light Art Collective:

There’s a story behind every BLAC piece of artwork; every image has some autobiographical relevance to both of us, here is the story of one of them; this month’s print and story behind it is by Missy.

BLAC prints are unlimited (see our manifesto), so take a look and you can order your own handmade, unique print of the same image from the BLAC SHOP page directly, anytime!

The ‘Hand of Glory’ is a concept I first became aware of through one of my favourite series of graphic novels by Grant Morinvisibles2rison, The Invisibles.  The books follow a secret organisation who fight oppression using magic and time travel, amongst many other things.  The Hand of Glory is a sought after object, drawing from old English (amongst others!) folklore, magic and superstition.

As far as I understood it from brief research, a Hand of Glory was supposedly the…

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