Friday, 31 July 2009

Better Image

I managed to piecemeal scan in the fox today. My scanner is really annoyingly doing a faint red line across everything now - so I have just bought a new one. Hopefully to arrive in the next few days. Thank goodness, so sick of cloning that line out.

If you click the image you'll get to see a much larger version.

It's called 'The fox confessor', after the Neko Case song. I was only just introduced to her by a good freind and am now obsessively smitten. She happens to be playing in Glasgow in September, and I may have to go.

The painting was made under the influence of her and also Kate Bush's 'Aerial' album (Also from the same freind - I scoffed when they said it was her best album, how wrong was I?)

Thursday, 30 July 2009

And relax

This is pretty much finished apart from the usual set of glazes which go over the top - deepening shadows, bringing out highlights etc. But before I do that the varnish needs to dry. And while that's happening, i'll put the undercoat down for another one and go for a walk.

It's sunny out, i'm thinking i'll make the dinner tonight, something proper. Here's some shots. Taken in daylight but i'm still not happy with them, the camera seems to oversaturate everything. I may need a new one. But you can get the general impression.

there's a little glare from the varnish which makes the shadows seem a bit washy...

I'm going to try, somehow to get a scan. I'm not sure how. In any case I am very happy with the direction it's going in.

RE: Comments in last post - *Apparently* our summer is coming back in August? I heard a weather lady say it....It's got a few days left then ;)

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Make one up

Seems like it’s been a long time since I last posted. I’ve been off work for 2 weeks mainly for the purpose of producing some work. Actually, I was meant to finish some work, but that’s not really how it works. I do have something to finish

I haven’t touched it though – it is swallowing all of my time with endless glazes, so I needed to move onto the next one and let that rest for a bit.

I won’t give too much away, but it’s another fox.

I built a new frame from olde clock parts for it and it looks lovely and beaten up. And hopefully it will be finished in the next day or so – I’ll post high quality photos (hahahah!) if it is.

Meawhile, outside the summer continues, in an offy/onny kind of way. You can be walking in a balmy sticky heat one minute and then be in a wintery gale the next. It makes dressing very difficult. Generally you end up wet in any case. Can't complain though, everything is growing like wild-fire. The rose bush clinging to the front wall is bowing under the weight of all the blooms.

And I have to put up with this lazy little blighter. Look at him, I haven't seen a days work out of him for months.