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Duck progress.

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Three layers of primer later;

Now I’m researching urban camouflage ­čśŤ

And a wee project with oil paint sketches on (primed) paper, I’ve primed and toned enough for about 80 3×4″ sketches, have to wait a few days for the oil wash to dry before I can cut em up and get into it – in the meantime I think a bunch of sumi stuff sounds interesting.


The duck was to be another project, as can be seen by the artist ref shots.

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November 14, 2010 at 1:05 am

Progress 2

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More painting, just noodling about really at the moment and seeing what happens, no real plan yet. It’s starting to develop some form.

I kinda like painting like this – unplanned, and just seeing where it takes me – it’s a bit like going for a bit of a wander when you have the whole afternoon to spare.

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November 10, 2010 at 8:39 am

Posted in art, painting, project, unmapping

Progress (of a sort)

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In progress – Gold enamel on canvas, just playing with the form atm, not sure yet which way is up yet.

Just doing it for fun and to bring my eye back in.

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November 8, 2010 at 8:23 am

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Unexpected update.

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Well I didn’t make good on my intent to update more often, such is life.

I’ve done my book, I did 3 in fact, and handed in two. The digital version seemed to have worked nicely, I’m actually happy with it. The opening show was last Friday, and I’ve had some good feedback, other than that I need to develop 30 – 40 rolls of film, I’ve started a couple of paintings, and started a new project on re-presentation.


Re~presentation Rhinocerii.

Silver gelatine print with tempera.

In the process of clearing out my school studio I re-found a big jar of tempera paint powder – it’s the stuff that they give to pre-school kids to make a mess with, I discovered to my surprise that it’s actually kinda nice to use, no idea how archival it is *shrug*.

I’m also painting a duck (white – decoy duck) and am thinking of doing a decent series of really little oil paintings if I can find suitable supports.

I reportedly have a summative mark of B+ for school, I’m guessing that my honours mark will be around the B sort of range, which will probably give me a high second class honours or so – enough for me to get into the one year masters program if they want me in it – A first class wouldn’t be enough if they didn’t. I have an interview for that middle of the month – to be honest, at the moment I’m in two minds about another year of school.

Went for a 4 hour walk yesterday, got my first sunburn of the year, time for sunscreen again, found some nice pebbles at the beach.

All for now.

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November 8, 2010 at 8:00 am


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Ink concept.

And I get the feeling that this might just be the reason that people often advise not to photograph into the light – might be worth experimenting with.

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March 20, 2010 at 11:20 pm

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Not pretty, but here it is.


Start of a second one;

And another;

I might be starting to get the hang of this painting lark – 25 years after the fact.

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May 18, 2009 at 8:01 am

Posted in concept, painting

Bits n’ pieces of art.

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Random bits n’ pieces.

Some dry stuffs, just cos.

Stencil stuff.

Cos painting so it goes all dribbly is quite fun – and harder than it looks ­čśÇ On camera flash is, as always, a pig.

A new project – I like maps, they’re like conquest or ownership in an odd way.

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May 18, 2009 at 7:36 am

Posted in Maps, painting, photography