I do love the view from the far end of platforms 1-6 at London Bridge. The only problem is that it’s so busy – I have 26 little people in this new linocut. What was I thinking?
Actually, there were a few more in the working drawing but I rubbed them out – as in art, not mafia – although I guess it amounts to the same thing.
I’m halfway through now and still wondering if I should have chosen a quieter station…
I’ve just been updating my Essex customers on a great gallery which has started stocking my work. It’s in Maldon which is a lovely little town on the estuary – well worth a visit…. http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/…
So I had this rather brilliant idea – why not ask my middle son to make another film of me working at a linocut in the studio? Only this time I would actually speak some words (preferably wise ones) to camera.
Well, all I can say is it’s been a rather difficult few days. Who knew I had a voice like a guinea pig squeaking? Or that my hair looks like a bird’s nest from the back. And just don’t mention my elbows. Or my nose….
Anyway, putting aside my battered vanity, here’s a short excerpt:
So here is my latest linocut – a view of the Croydon Underpass. I know it’s not particularly impressive but I’ve always been fond of it as a typical piece of sixties municipal architecture.
Even the Wikipedia entry is modest – the most they manage is to say is that it’s quite near to that other neglected gem, the Croydon Flyover.
Anyway, as I’d found this one a bit tricky, I decided to give the Vehicular Art a bit of a rest.
Until the other day, that is, when I saw a very promising stretch of the South Circular….
Great prizes to be won at National Original Print Exhibition – including an editorial in Printmaking Today and £1000 award from the Chelsea Arts Club. Plus a chance to exhibit at Bankside Gallery, right next door to Tate Modern, on London’s Southbank…
Submission ends at 6pm TODAY!!
I’ve decided to produce a quarterly newsletter which will have information about new work, galleries, upcoming exhibitions and things like that which I hope will be interesting. If you would like to take a look I’ve attached it here. You can also subscribe to receive them automatically. Let me know what you think http://eepurl.com/YrqTv
Busy in the studio today, proofing the new Croydon Underpass linocut – yesterday the first block went down in green and today, I printed the next one in pale blue. Now where do I go from here? (Just don’t say West Croydon…)
For all fans of Central Croydon – and there must be so many of you – here is the prep drawing for my new linocut, of the Underpass…
New linocuts ready to post off to St Judes online gallery – rolling them up in a tube with no creasing is an art in itself…