WORK IN PROGRESS 2016

Here are some further illustrations of a theme which is occupying my time at present. I’ve tried to set out some of the differing ways the development of an idea can happen.

 

 

 

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….& now for Christmas

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3D ideas in watercolour © B E J Smith 2015 Continue reading

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PAPER BOXES

Working towards an idea and continuing to play with paper.

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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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