Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ghost Girls



This post could alternatively be titled 'I used to be a painter'.

A few weeks ago I salvaged some small canvases from a friend who was going to throw them away- they're slightly smaller than A4 and currently wrapped in cheap black canvas.

Milkdrop by Emily Martin

But that's about to change- I bought some carpet tacks (so Dickensian in their cobblestone blue-grey sheen!) and I'm going to re-stretch them in some fabrics I've set aside for just such a thing.

Mark Ryden

I've been meaning to get back into painting for a very long time now, and have been eyeing my drawing archive alot. All my 'Victorian lowbrow' scribbled magic of the last 10 years sleeps quietly in a large paper bag under my desk, and in the darkness of sketchbooks hidden on the lowest shelves of my bookcase.

Mervyn Peak

Shall I wake it up?

8 comments:

ArtSnark said...

lovely bits. Look forward to your paintings

KeKe said...

I think I saw the picture of the ghost girl by Mark Ryden on a journal (or something) the other day when I was at Barnes & Noble...I can't wait to see yours.

Bri said...

Oh yes! Looking forward to it :).

RowanDeVoe said...

Yay! I know your drawings and paintings will be just as special and unique as your other work and I can't wait to see them! I think like you said,that we are so much alike-we have to mix it up and let the art take it where it wants to go!
take care,
merle

ewa-christine said...

Great and so nice......it was a pleasure today!

jackie said...

Thanks for including my work in your Mosaic. Good luck with your work.

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

I look forward to seeing your paintings, I love your aesthetic!

concrete said...

very nice blog ..