Tuesday, July 29, 2014
At the moment I am painting with brushes made from horsehair. It seems to suit it. - I'll need to dig out my lightbox so I can follow my roughs a bit more closely. This drawing was made free-hand on top of a rough colour sketch, which explains why the crocodile is skipping more than he usually would - I was following the jaunty watercolouring I'd put down first.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
|Photo by Laurel Turton|
"Whisper Down the Lane" was a fringe event at the Tete a Tete Opera festival that's running around Kings Cross at the moment.
"Do you believe everything you read? Can you verify the source of the information and how it was passed on? Can you follow the trail? Is it a spin? Is it rumour? Is it actually true?
Even the most trivial snippet of news, however manipulated or bona fide it may be, is promoted to a worthier level as soon as it is written down in black and white. Unlike the elusive spoken word, evaporating instantly and leaving behind only the memory of its sound and meaning, the printed word weighs heavier, lives longer and comes to be literature! It becomes the truth. But can you trust it?
Expect fun tongue twisting imbroglios and misconstrued iterations 'whispered' around Kings Cross."
|Photo by Claire Shovelton|
|Photo by Catherine Kontz|
Photos by Laurel Turton (unless indicated otherwise)
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
This weekend, Codasign and I will be running a workshop at the South Bank Centre as part of the Festival of Love. I am busy building a large cardboard tree that will be decorated with electronic leaves which families can build together using conductive paint... and crayons. Let's light that thing up together!
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 to 16:30. Come say hello and make a leaf.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
I am working silly hours to meet my deadlines... this is a sketch of Anna and Crocodile, the heroes of a new book I am working on. I had to cheat a bit and fix the original watercolour digitally to get it in on time, now it'll go away to be presented at a meeting to show people who these characters are. That sort of thing.
My niece is visiting from Germany. I just ordered her a pizza over the internet because I'm still at the studio well after dinner time... I hope she's having fun with the cats at home. I'll pack up and go see if there's a slice of pizza left for me now.