I have been taking great pleasure in creating new images by cutting and pasting. Free local newspapers and magazines in London have extensive colour pages. There are also elements in the work from the magazines I buy. The work is quite small-scale at present but I recall with pleasure a large work that Picasso created from rolls of wallpaper which I saw at the Musee Picasso and hope my ideas can develop to such a scale. Another sublime reference is the Matisse cut-outs I saw at the Tate Modern,London. A lot can happen with paper & scissors. Below, too, are a few words on my working process described in the manner of an old-style poison-pen letter.
English life has shifted a few gears since I began to draw and paint in London. What is new for me is to write rather than draw. Here is today’s effort. Cheers
My book ‘Vintage High Street’ is now available for sale from Amazon.com. You can look for it under “Vintage High Street” or with the ISBN below:
- Paperback: 46 pages
- Publisher: Blurb (2012)
- ISBN-10: 1457978601
- ISBN-13: 978-1457978609
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 7.1 x 0.4 inches
you can find it HERE
I’ve decided to start writing about the pleasure I’ve experienced with cinema and books. It is also an excuse to use some of my earlier illustrative work. In this case an etching based on images from ‘Shanghai Express’ a movie from 1932.
2013 saw me learning Adobe Illustrator and trying to come to terms with Flash professional. All I have to show for my year of study is a few illustrator files and this animated gif.
New publicity for shopfront prints by Barry E J Smith