If I want to find out what The Golden Age is all about, I have some reading to do…
I purchased the deluxe version of the cd as it is bound in a good leaf volume complete with illustrations and the full story.
I didn’t expect such a beautifully crafted work though. Nor did I expect the story to be over 100 pages.
Looks like I have some reading to do
I visited the LOLCats Exhibishun ( #lolcatexhibishun ) in London today with Enda and I must say I have never had so much fun at a gallery before. Each piece of work is humorous and I believe you either get the pieces or you don’t (some of the critical reviews have been rather scathing).
It was refreshing to go to a gallery where the owner appreciates the humour in the work and where you can have fun and enjoy the pieces.
All the work is for sale and all proceeds go towards Battersea Dogs and Cats Home so it’s in aid of a good cause.
I hadn’t intended to make a purchase but there was a print of a tortoiseshell which took my fancy …
I couldn’t quite stretch to the full priced framed version but I did purchase a print. I already know where it is going to be hung. I just need to get it framed.
Following the gallery Enda suggested we should celebrate my birthday (well he suggested this way before to be fair) so we popped across the road to the Charlotte Street Hotel.
We ordered two glasses of champagne and settled in for a natter. The waiter came over mid way through, Enda thought he asked what we were celebrating and I thought he wanted us to order more drinks. We were confused but thought nothing more of it.
Ten minutes later the waiter returned with a cupcake on a plate decorated with Happy Birthday in chocolate sauce. This was such a lovely thing to do.
The cupcake was delicious (I did share it with Enda) and the chocolate sauce was lovely. I stopped myself from licking the plate clean
After lunch I had a browse around Spitafields Market before heading home.
A much more relaxing week day in London than I am used to!
I was also considering buying this classy little number…
The Royal Academy sent out a note inviting me to enter this years Summer Exhibition.
I have entered a paintings every year for the last 4 years and have decided to pass this year.
I have not painted anything new since we moved house and I have little faith in my previous works as the ones that were entered were rejected.
This isn't to say that I am put off entering again. I simply need to find time to sort out room in the house for my material and to get the inspiration and time to paint once again.
You can find out more about the Summer Exhibition here.
You can view some of my paintings on the Saatchi website.
I visited the Rain Room installation with friends tonight as London's Barbican Centre.
Oddly it's a room where is constantly rains, inside. When you walk into the rain you don't get wet!
It's a fascinating experience. Friends can be a meter away and it's raining heavy between you and yet you're both dry.
A must see if you are in London at the moment.
I find what people/artists are doing with Lego to be interesting and fun. This film takes three such artists and explores what the medium means to them an dhow they engage the viewer with just the standard plastic bricks.
I have to say though I find a couple of the artists to be a little bit creepy!
Ok it may not be accurate (and I am not just talking about Godzilla featuring in the piece), but I find this quite amusing. Why couldn’t the 2012 team design something like this?
I’ve spent an hour or two putting more detail into my painting of Wells. I don’t think I will do much more after this than add the figure that stands on the shoreline looking out to sea.
As for the progress of the beach and the sky, I am really happy.
It’s a shame I didn’t get the opportunity to do this sooner but I am glad I held off as I was in just the right frame of mind to continue.
This could be the quickest painting I have ever completed!
I’ve taken the break I promised myself from my painting and have approached it with fresh eyes.
I nearly went over board again but I managed to rescue my latest attempts to ruin this painting!
I have reached a point now where I am happy. It will never look exactly as I would expect (but then I always disappoint myself with my paintings), but ultimately I am happy.
I hope this captures the moment where the sun breaks over the horizon, through the morning mist.
Anyway this, my latest completed painting is “Sunrise”.
I hope you like it.