Ink and tea on paper
Great trip down to the south Coast today to see Dan @Ink_d gallery – they are between shows at the moment and preparing for UK renegade potter and leading anarchist Carrie Reichardt representing the Great British Empire as ‘Cruel Britannia’ through her unique anarchic vision. Still the gallery looks great even in its interim period and well worth a visit for the range of artwork on display. I had made the trip to talk through some of the newest pieces I had produced and left a couple there with them.. Not sure when they will surface in the gallery but I love what they do there and the range of other artists they represent. I was also signing the piece ‘protection’ which had recently sold and leaving some small postcard pieces – little curio’s which based around ink spills. . . .
Just finished this piece and pleased with the way the colour works with this type of tea. Also working the roots was a very fluid process, would enjoy making an abstract piece made up entirely of this type of form.
It’s about alcoholism,
Piece in inks, brandy, vodka and whisky, created for a show in March at London Miles Gallery http://www.londonmiles.com/
Wasn’t aware of this geometrical design until today – going to use it as the starting point for 2 new pieces 1 small and one large quadrant piece to work alongside closer.
I have photographed this piece with the inks still wet, this is exactly the effect that I am achieving working with Harwood King using varnish layers on the prints.. it helps to give a real vibrancy to the colour.