Saturday, 30 October 2010
My tribute to L.S.Lowry: a crowd of Lowrys painting Lowrys. Most of his popular paintings are here, but see how many you recognise. It was quite a challenge to paint his little people even smaller so I had to go out and buy a minute brush for this. Hope to show this when I have my exhibition in Salford Art Gallery next summer.
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Following on from the other painters painting pictures here's my view of art history reduced to a bunch of old blokes painting pictures of nude women. It gives me great pleasure to reproduce all these masterpieces of western art as ugly little blobs of paint - but how many can you recognise...?
Saturday, 2 October 2010
Another painting of painters painting. How many artists can you identify? I looked up a list of the most famous artists of the last century and for some reason there are a lot of Americans, and most of them are white males, including Pollock doing one of his drip paintings. But there's also Georgia O'Keefe and Frida Kahlo, Basquiat and Chris Offili. And there's also Damien Hirst watching one of his assistants paint a spot painting for him. He has a studio about a mile from mine where his work is manufactured. Can't imagine ever employing an assistants to paint my paintings but you never know...