Mixed media piece again using the eyes, mouth and body from a magazine. the title is a quote from Frank Lloyd Wright, who originally wanted to make the Guggenheim Museum in New York red because he viewed red as the colour of creativity. Red also can symbolize danger.... hence the skull and crossbones and the stencilled rifle......Yes I know... I'm very deep for someone so shallow!!!!!
Monday, April 25, 2011
Finally this Easter Sunday I got round to organizing the spare room into somewhere a little more conducive to doing a little bit of work. My next task is to make the walls a little bit more interesting but I'm quite pleased with how it looks so far!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
I posted this picture before on 4th April but deleted the picture in Flickr and forgot that it would be deleted from the blog as well.
My original post went something a little bit like this................
'I have been recently cutting up loads of old magazines that I have lying around the place and I decided to do something with the outfits I found that I would like!!!! This is my first one... I love red and tomorrow am doing another red outfit!!!'
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
another collage done with bits cut out from old fashion magazine. This time I used spray paint for the background. I made a stencil of skull and cross bones because she kind of look like the Angel of death to me. Things I've learnt from this piece:
1. Do not be impatient and let the paint dry before you go onto the next stage.
2. glue the flimsy magazine fragments to a piece of stiffer card/paper otherwise you can see airpockets.
3. Always, always use masking tape when you are spraying the stencils. No matter how well you think the piece underneath is protected... the spraypaint will find a way in!!
4. wash hands regularly so as to avoid smudging and dirty glue marks.
This and the last piece (the woman in Red 1) are really just test pieces for something bigger and better!!!!!!!!! so I haven't added much detail to the background.
That's all folks!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I made this stencil to use in a painting I'm doing but I've always fancied myself as a bit of a 'Banksy'..... so ok it's in my back garden but it's still graffiti!!!!!!
I went for a walk on Bray beach today to clear my head a little. When I was there I found this lovely piece of driftwood. I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet.... I'm waiting for it to speak to me (and to dry out a bit!!!!). Anyway I am going to create something fantastic with it.... just watch me!