Sunday 24 May 2015

Aesthetic experimentation

Experiments continue with the handling of the road surface in front of the station.

This painting by Camoin is my inspiration.

And this was my layout last week.

My intention was to take out my acrylic paints and brush some more colour over the road to bring it closer in feel to the Camoin painting.

So, that's what I did.

I think the additional painting was a success.

But, I awoke this morning with a completely different idea.

I sat up in bed and stared across the room at a pop-arty retro-plastic lampshade that sits uselessly on the mantlepiece.

I love the intensity of the pattern.

And decided, there and then, for what I can only call a spontaneous or inspired reason, that this pattern would make a great road surface outside the station - urban, swirly, black and gray, suggesting dirty,damp city streets.

So, using the above photographs of the surface of the lampshade and the help of a photoshop computer application, I printed out a couple of sheets with the pattern on it.

I'm going to have another go at this but with the pattern printed out in a finer scale.

Currently listening to:

A Blast From The Past

Released in 1965

And here's the TV performance from youTube.

A Hardy Perennial

Released in 1997
This double CD won the Mercury Prize in 1997. I think it's brilliant.

Roni Size

This Week's Addiction

Non-stop Huntleys + Palmers and Optimo Podcasts from the internet radio station Rinse FM

Currently Reading:

Finished this brilliant book.

A passage each day.

Returning to this memoir which I've found so influential.
Robert Irwin quotes from the Koran.

All that dwells upon the earth is perishing, yet still
Abides the Face of thy Lord, majestic, splendid.
O which of your Lord's bounties will you and you deny?
Whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth implore Him;
Every day He is upon some labour.
O which of your Lord's bounties will you and you deny?


I enjoyed this article today on the BBC website by Adrian Chiles:

What I learnt from 46 consecutive days in church.

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