Thursday, 31 October 2013

Giant Lino

Working on my biggest lino piece so far!
Nearly there
phew




HAPPY HALLOWEEN

HAPPY HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS!


Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Magdalene College Commission

So here is the Magdalene College painting after it's been scanned in and cleaned up.
Unfortunately I think it's lost something.
The grass looks so lovely on the original but here, I don't think it works.
I may have to paint over it


Anybody happening to read this, I would love your opinion
x

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

MILK2SUGARS Halloween poster

Just made this poster for MILK2SUGARS in Cambridge

Sad I won't be there to go to it
but at least I got some enjoyment from giving Lemon lipstick

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Magdalene College

Recent commission of Magdalene College in Cambridge.
This is the finished painting, but I still need to do some tweaks once it's been scanned in.
Autumn inadvertently snuck into this painting I think 





Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Magdalene

The rough of a commission I'm starting today

It has rained non-stop since Ive been back home.
But this is good for working I s'pose

Yesterday I went foraging though 
and came back with lots of sloe berries and walnuts
...that was pretty kool

Monday, 21 October 2013

Pursuit Technology

The beginnings of some logo designs for a company called Pursuit Technology. 
Their idea is 'Technology made simple' 
- hence the split circle idea...simple one side, busy the other
and a complicated cuboid, pierced by a simple arrow..
 you get the idea


Saturday, 19 October 2013

Pop-Up Record Shop vinyl

I think the picture of the box of records in the writing looked abit strange..
here's another version

PopUp Record shop

Messing about, making a Saul Bass tribute Record Shop poster

Friday, 18 October 2013

BLA CKC AT

Hola
So before I left Cambridge, I finished my Black Cat Mural

video


I had lots of fun painting this.. 
(and free muffins)
For my next big scale painting, I'd like to go bigger and maybe try using spray paint

Pop into Cambridge's Black Cat Cafe
 on Mill Road, near the bridge 
if you want to see it!


Thursday, 17 October 2013

Au revoir mon chat

Yesterday I left Cambridge.

It was super sad saying goodbye to all my Cambridge and library friends

I'm home for 6 weeks - back to the hills and rain.
Then I'm off to South America, and then Australia.
I'm going fully free-lance for a time to see how it goes.

Cambridge. I feel like you have gone from my mistress, to my wife
and I shall miss you!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Nausea - Sartre

Friday:
   Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. A peculiar moment in the afternoon. Today it is intolerable.
   A cold sunshine is whitening the dust on the window-panes. A pale sky, mottled with white. The gutters were frozen this morning.
   I am digesting dully near the stove; I know in advance that this is a wasted day. I shan't do anything good, except, perhaps, after nightfall. It's on account of the sun; it vaguely gilds dirty white wisps of mist hanging in the air above the yard, it flows into my room, all fair, all pale, and it spreads four dull, false reflections on my table.
   My pipe is daubed with a golden varnish which at first catches the eye by means of it's appearance of gaiety; you look at it, and the varnish melts, nothing is left but a big pale streak on a piece of wood. Everything is like that, everything, even my hands. When the sun begins shining like that the best thing to do would be to go to bed. Only I slept like a log last night, and I am not sleepy.
   I liked yesterday's sky so much, a narrow sky, dark with rain, pushing against the window-panes like a ridiculous, touching face. This sun isn't ridiculous, quite the contrary. On everything I love, on the rust of the yards, on the rotten planks of the fence, a miserly, sensible light is falling, like the look you give, after a sleepless night, at the decisions you made enthusiastically the day before, at the pages you wrote straight off without a single correction.


I am loving this book so much. The way it's written and the choice of words - so good
If I didn't have so much to do, I'd like to illustrate some sections

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Dimensions 2013

I had such an amazing time
The music and people were the best 





Once again, I didn't actually take that many photos
Due to my camera being super heavy and not wanting to lose it.. 
but here are a few schnaps

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Recipe card

Crispy Skinned Mackerel with an Asian Inspired Dressing






It's funny, because before I started painting this I made a photoshop version to choose the colours.
Which took no time at all, and I sort of prefer.
My battle with painting vs photoshop continues...