Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Film Time

So I have found that I quite enjoy picking weird films to see if they move me. This time I picked Captain America, yes Chris Evans (not the ginger one) you moved me, oh no wait, I was supposed to be talking about the other film I watched, not the one with the hero in it wearing a tight t-shirt........

*Cough* moving on. The film I want to mention is Another Earth by Mark Cahill; Two compelling characters, a horrible accident, a slightly bizarre story line and an unlikely coming together make it quite an absorbing watch. I can't find a compelling enough clip to express the film - this music video from the soundtrack does a better job. Here is the link to the trailer though. Watch. It. The whole film. Skip the trailer, it spoils all the best bits.

Variety is the spice of Life

Considering I hate routine, I have quite a ritual when I sit down to paint. Shower curtain out (to protect the carpet) Tools at the ready; paints by my left side, cup of tea to the right, cup of water and kitchen towel by my paintbrushes/tippex/marker pen. Before you ask, yes I do frequently put my dirty brush in my cup of tea or try and take a swig of paint filled water - pofjfiksjidjfsi fhsafheu ewwwwwww.

The Taj Mahal
Album: East of Eden by Taken by Trees
Part of setting up to paint involves choosing a CD to accompany me for the journey. I will listen to this CD album on repeat until my painting has been finished (maybe this explains why I can paint so quickly!? Stop it please!).

Gothic Light
Album: Strength in Numbers by The Music

I have always wondered whether my choice of music affects what I paint; I am thinking no, but maybe you can see something I can't? 

Only one song on repeat!!!
The Only Exception by Paramore

Monday, 9 July 2012

Remains to be Seen

So I am still suffering from impatience but distracting myself instead of wallowing. It came to my attention the other week that my website loads rather slowly so I have been resizing and re-uploading all of my images. (Known as 'Such Fun').

This should make my website experience less infuriating. Once all the updates are completed and my prints section reordered I am going to give away a print of On the Old Town in celebration. Watch this space.

 I painted a shiny new picture for a friend the other week called 'Midnight in Paris' It got the best reception any of my paintings has ever received - the most favourites and likes on both facebook and DeviantArt. I don't understand why this one was so popular but the moral of the story is 'don't complain.' It was really exciting at the time, messages popping up all over the place, but has bizarrely stressed me out for the unveiling of my next painting. This has not been helped by the fact that the new picture has stumped even me. Anyone know where it came from? What it is? What I should call it? No? Nor me. 

It is a grower though and IT IS BIG. Midnight in Paris is one of my smallest and this one is one of my biggest. The reception so far is luke warm but maybe that will change. Quite often the ones I like best are the least popular anyway. Looks like I have no taste, although I am sure being the artist makes me always right (that is my mantra anyway).

 I think I might name this 'Remains to be Seen.'

Nailed it, in all respects.