I have been working on a painting of Miss Mosh using Marcus J Rainums stock images as reference and I have just been taking too long with it, its not that I don't want to paint it, my mind has been elsewhere on other projects that I keep putting off. So I decided to draw a line under what I have been doing of late and get these other projects done.
Most of the paintings that I am working on or have planned are bike orientated along the lines of the “Triumph twins” and “Red molly and Vincent 1952” and I have been collecting images of famous people (Some might call them Icons) from the 1920's through to the 70's for reference.
My Writing is suffering from the same problem I am working on the novel about the kids and I start getting ideas for the other stories which I don’t think is such a bad thing its just I have to get one finished and then start on one of the others, I will possibly self publish as an E-book.
I bought some charcoal pencils a couple of weeks ago and have made a start on doing drawings with them and graphite pencils as I feel I really need to do more drawing for drawings sake partly because I enjoy drawing and also its a good way to polish skills.
So what I am doing is working on a painting for example I am just starting a painting with Elvis and a group of bikers are passing him, I will take breaks from that and work on a pencil or charcoal drawing and put it on here, that way I will avoid going for ages without uploading work to DA as I have done in the past.
Elvis related story,This was real not a dream. I was looking at a giant chess set that is on a lawn by the River Thames in Henley the the other day and I was getting some ideas for photography and thinking to get permission and return with my camera when a boat went past that had about ten Elvis impersonators on it singing Suspicious minds . Completely Surreal.
I attended Dr B's bike show recently which is a charity show run by Reading Christian Bikers to raise funds for the children’s charity Doctor Barnardos High close School. The show is always well attended by bikers from the surrounding counties and further, there are some quality custom and classic bikes there, I will be posting some photos soon, although I was taking photos to use as stock for paintings.
Also at the show The Guinness book of records certificate for The Worlds largest toy run 2014 was Presented to the Principal of the school.
Here is a link
2014 Toy Run Success! Thank you!
While at the show I got talking with an artist who had a stall selling her artwork, and following a chat with Ben the main organiser of the show I will be having a stall at next years show exhibiting my work and possibly selling prints, hopefully this would be the start of a new venture I will be trying to get a pitch at other shows cost permitting. This has given me the motivation to get on with it. Something to look forward to.
F*#*#*# slugs ate my Rhubarb and my gooseberry bush has some fungal disease, the fungal disease can be cured but my rhubarb has suffered badly, my garden is overgrown the grass is three feet high and there are weeds everywhere. Why do the slugs eat my rhubarb and not the weeds?