Working small for a change, I have decided to try my luck at the Oxford Wine Company Art wines competition. The call for entry is to design a wine label for a new wine. The competition is run also by Oxfordshire Artweeks which is a huge creative event which takes place every May. This little acrylic painting started life as a sample for a commission. I have dozens tucked away in the studio and I have just spent a fruitful few hours revisiting them. I have chosen this one because a)it has all my favourite colours in, b) it was the right size and c) it had a gourmet theme and d) there are strong design elements in it. Some of you may recognise the composition as its based on work by the cubist George Braque.
This is me, anyone care to guess the year? ;-) Every christmas, my Dad's workplace (INCO) used to have a kids christmas party when we'd be dropped off, loaded onto a coach to go to the Alexandra Theatre in the centre of Birmingham for a panto, then back to the works canteen for party food and a present from Santa. I remember we also stopped at Quinton on the way home for chips.......happy days....
Painted on canvas paper with acrylic. I have a few this size (15 x 15 cm - 25 x 25 cm mounted) for sale, all different flowers and ready to post in time for christmas if anyone is looking for present ideas. Just drop me an email. :-)
School christmas play season is upon is and for some reason, I drew the short straw in the make an outfit in under 24 hours stakes. A turtle shell. To fit an eight year old. Dress rehearsal Monday.... Truth be told I have rather enjoyed myself. Off to the local DIY shop for chicken wire, scrounging old newspaper for papier mache......and I bet its just for a walk-on part too!!
I have a passion for painting which I have been able to develop these past few years when I have finally become old enough and wise enough to stop doing what I was told and start doing what I truly wanted to do. I heartily recommend it.