This years pretty lady piece, Dita Von Tease, another one that when I saw the picture I thought about the placement on the canvas more than anything.
Was very tempted to do a cross behind, maybe in a subsequent spraying.
Also one of only two where I have started with a black background and it works really well with the colour tone.
8 Layers on an A2 Canvas.
The little bit of under spray probably actually helps it come off the black a little, I don’t think it spoils it at least.
Delving into the whole pop art / political opinion arena whilst also creating a portrait of one of the UK’s (and the world’s) best actor’s, Sir Michael Caine.
I have a lot of respect for what this gentleman has to say about recent event’s in the UK, it’s not about race, religion or origin, it’s about a country being able to make its own decisions about what it does, funds, law’s, let’s in, let’s out.
I regard this particular piece like this ‘I stepped in some politics and scraped something worthwhile off the bottom of my shoe’.
13 layers on an A2 canvas. Red, White and Blue.
It’s very rare that I do personnel opinion work and share it publically here but I just couldn’t bite my tounge on this one.
When I saw this photo of Clevedon Pier I immediately loved the symmetry especially after thinking of the idea of putting it on a square canvas. Also tried an idea that has been brewing to play with and separate the colour tone’s into two.
2 layers for the sky and 5 layers for the pier on a 51cm x 51cm canvas.
The Monnow River run’s right through, We are not a place without it.
2 months of nearly solid 6 day’s a week cutting out card to produce this piece.
A Photo that I took a few years ago that has been Digitally Modified , Printed onto Paper, Trimmed and stuck down onto 4 A0 Layers of heavy weight card, Then hand drawn and hand cut and aerosol sprayed one at a time to create a River Scene that is just down the road.
Large A1 +1.5cm Size.
Not that many layers involved in this one but a stink load of detail on layers 2, 3 and 4. Thought it worth documenting.
A lot of finger cramp, a lot of tea and a lot of blades were used to get this done.
First test spray using more natural colours, didn’t quite have the POP I was looking for. Wrong sort of Cardboard as well.
Wanted the piece to really stand out and look different so I went for a completly un-natural colour set.
Final spray on canvas with some different colours, bit more of the pop i was looking for. Happy with the outcome of this one.
A third spray, on cardboard, earth tones but better than the first one, not as stand out as the second one. Possibly going away away.
Third Spray is now in Australia in the Stencil Art Prize Gallery Show.