The 286 in question being Intel’s 80286 chip – the motherboard of which can be seen in the background of this painting.
This particular painting is much larger than the previous two. Rather than the A4 size of the previous, it’s 40″ tall. This is because it will be featured in Congregation 2009 along with many other “life-size” portraits.
So if you want to see this painting in the flesh please go visit St Paul’s Church from the 4th-25th of May between 1.30pm and 4pm.
Picked up the canvas yesterday and realised quite how much work there is to do. Glad I’ve only agreed to paint one portrait, though if things go well I might just have time to do another. Think this is basically the largest piece of artwork I’ve ever attempted to do, so I think I’ll just have to chip away at it. First job will be applying primer to build up a nice even surface for me to work with.
Finally finished framing my drawings for the open house:
Also the Artists Open Houses website has now been updated, so details for our open house can be seen here. “Made in littlespikeyland” being my part. It’s open every Saturday in May for those who are interested.
Well last night and today saw me performing a similar feat as last saturday, except I was wielding pencils, inks, gouache and brushes this time around. I’m part of an open house for the fringe festival in May and given it’s April tomorrow I thought I’d best get working. There are a few previouspieces I’ll use, but I felt I needed to get some more up-to-date work out there.
I have still been managing to do some drawing over the past two years, but it’s mainly been limited to birthday cards and presents. Whereas during my MSc I managed to get quite a bit done. So being involved in an open house is a good motivation to get drawing.
Firstly, I finished off one illustration I’d been working on. I mainly tweaked the line work last night. (Some of the leaves are painted in gold, which doesn’t show up too well on a scan…)
Yesterday I started on my first proper gouache painting and finished it off today. It’s of Richard Feynman whom I’ve always had an admiration for (mainly from reading about his antics during the Manhatten Project). Quite happy with how it turned out – it is really only a copy of a photo, but it’s nice to just concentrate on the paint for a bit. (credit to Shardcore for some of the inspiration behind painting Feynman)
Next we have a collection of monster illustrations. Been doing similar ones for birthday cards and they always turned out pretty well.
I’d like to get quite a good collection of pictures finished, so I have plenty to choose from for the final showing. Given there’s only a few weeks to go I’ve not got too much time, but at least now I’ve made a proper start.