Cut & Paste: collage and my new way of working

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.

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Punch and Judy

New artwork for Mr Brouitt’s Punch & Judy Show which is held in both Victoria Park and London Fields in London’s East End. image

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SHOPS – images and a verse about how it was.

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

Shops - a verse about London life

Shops – a verse about London life

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VINTAGE HIGH STREET NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM

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

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The Peiping Express Stopped at Pascoe Vale

Villanelle  ©B E J Smith 2014I’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.

 

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FACING UP TO 2014

faces by B E J Smith

Faces I’ve drawn, painted, etched and otherwise brought into being.

 

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New Year 2014

New Year installation 2014

Happy New Year to all. Hope it is a good year for us all!! Cheers

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The new year 2014 in pictures

flowers in adobe illustrator

I’ve spent a lot of 2013 working with adobe illustrator – found the limitations of the software an interesting connection with the world of printmaking. So away we go, trying to create some new stuff. Good luck for the year ahead.

 

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The Night Before Christmas 2013

Nightbeforechristmas

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.

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New publicity for B E J Smith shopfront prints

Shopfront prints by Barry E J Smith

shopfront prints by Barry E J Smith

New publicity for shopfront prints by Barry E J Smith

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