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  • How come they're both called Metre? :p >:)
  • He's got the measure of you, Ben ;)
    Nice work. Do I detect a smidgin of Francis Bacon in there?
  • cj66 said:
    How come they're both called Metre? :p >:)
    Ha. The one on the right is my wife. She didn't even take my name when we married! :smiley:

  • uglymusic said:
    He's got the measure of you, Ben ;)
    Nice work. Do I detect a smidgin of Francis Bacon in there?
    Yes. That's a fair shout.
    Also, I was looking at a Luc Tuymans painting ("The Conversation") recently that was a direct influence.
  • Now you've got me. I don't think I know Luc Tuymans.
    Time for a little Googling.
  • Nice! I'd like to see some of his work in the flesh.
  • edited May 3
    Docfoster said:
      The one on the right is my wife. She didn't even take my name when we married! :smiley:

    Conversely my wife was the last in all her extended family to carry her particular surname. I suggested that when we married she should either keep it or go double barreled.
    She instead took mine and since regrets not taking my advice.
  • I can imagine.
    My wife is from an Italian family. She's proud of her heritage and sir name. I didn't mind at all her keeping it. Sadly she has only sibling and he has only child, a daughter. So her name will die out in Gloucester.
    We didn't discuss giving our son a doubled barrel sir name. He doe at least have his Italian grandfather's name as a middle name. So there is that small acknowledgement.
  • edited May 6
    "Self Portrait with Samsung A10"
    (Also I'm sitting nestled between my Wonfor SECA and my Sovereign MTBPS power supply. :smiley: )


  • It's good!
  • Fuseli's Cummings' Nightmare


  • Very topical, Ben. Reminds me of Cold War Steve in it's commentary.
  • Docfoster said:
    Fuseli's Cummings' Nightmare



    Fantastic!
  • Human vanity.
    Mainly mine.




  • Satirising both sides of an argument, eh?

    I thoroughly approve!

    (You deserve a statue.)
  • LOL! Whilst grinding my teeth at the way the world is.
  • Alan said:
    Satirising both sides of an argument, eh?

    I thoroughly approve!

    (You deserve a statue.)
    Chicken's way out maybe.
    It's such a complicated issue.
    I'm probably more the first cartoon than the second. Especially what it comes to people like Colston who effectively bought their own legacies with money made from slavery.
  • uglymusic said:
    LOL! Whilst grinding my teeth at the way the world is.
    Sorry Dave.
    I'll buy you a teething ring.
  • Docfoster said:
    uglymusic said:
    LOL! Whilst grinding my teeth at the way the world is.
    Sorry Dave.
    I'll buy you a teething ring.

    Now there's a thought!
  • Do you post these on Instagram?
  • I do.
    Tho don't really know what I'm doing.

  • Cool. They deserve a bigger audience.
  • edited August 22
    Well this thread has progressed somewhat since I last visited.
    I must say the range of art types you are producing is very impressive.
    After a shimmy through your IG account one particular piece grabbed me....I'm not normally a "modern art" ( in my perception of the term ) but every so often a work does impress like this one.



    To think it was was from the burned remains of your effigy made it all the more fascinating. 

    Good stuff Ben.
  • uglymusic said:
    Cool. They deserve a bigger audience.
    Thanks Dave!
  • cj66 said:
    Well this thread has progressed somewhat since I last visited.
    I must say the range of art types you are producing is very impressive.
    After a shimmy through your IG account one particular piece grabbed me....I'm not normally a "modern art" ( in my perception of the term ) but every so often a work does impress like this one.



    To think it was was from the burned remains of your effigy made it all the more fascinating. 

    Good stuff Ben.
    Thanks for writing that. Gratifying to think you made the connection with the burning. :-)

    And yes, I am yet to establish a consistent style! :-D

  • I like it.  Is there a Warhol influence ?
  • ian said:
    I like it.  Is there a Warhol influence ?
    Not consciously.
    But I was very struck by his pop art stuff when I was a teenager.
  • Been trying to do a painting a week this week.
    So far managed it 3 days out of 4.

    Tuesday...

  • Wednesday...


  • That's a painting a day, I guess, not a painting a week. That's an amazing output. I struggle to write a blog post a day.
    Great work, as always.
  • uglymusic said:
    That's a painting a day, I guess, not a painting a week. That's an amazing output. I struggle to write a blog post a day.
    Great work, as always.
    Thanks Dave.
    Not least for your tireless proof reading of my terrible writing. :-)
  • Ben, it's great having an artist among us. I love your work!
  • Docfoster said:
    uglymusic said:
    That's a painting a day, I guess, not a painting a week. That's an amazing output. I struggle to write a blog post a day.
    Great work, as always.
    Thanks Dave.
    Not least for your tireless proof reading of my terrible writing. :-)
    LOL! 
  • Just WOOOW
  • Alan said:
    Ben, it's great having an artist among us. I love your work!
    Thanks Alan. :-)
  • AntiCrap said:
    Just WOOOW
    Ta Colin.
    Managed another today.
    Am I correct in thinking you like red heads...?


  • Hi chaps.
    I'm looking to get a bit of exposure for my daubs.
    I'd be genuinely grateful for any likes / follows / shares of my new FB page...
    https://www.facebook.com/ColourfulMeanings/
    :-)
  • edited September 12
    Thanks for the likes / follows chaps.
    Much appreciated. :-)

    Just started working on a series of portraits of people with learning difficulties.
    Its an area of diversity I've always been drawn to, and have worked in for pretty much all of my adult life.
    Wanting to provide some acknowledgement and recongnition to those that maybe don't get much of those things.
    10% of sales revenue will go to MacIntyre Care who are a learning disability charity (and my first full time employer back in 1997).


  • Number 2 of this series...


  • I must see some of these in the flesh at some time, Ben.
  • When these troubled times are over, we must arrange something!
  • edited September 16
    Last 2 in this little quartet done today.
    Pleased with my productivity this week...


  • They're good, Ben. Liking the style, man.
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