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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