Monthly Archives: December 2014

Not really in it for the Monet

 Ted Nash РSeven Shades: Monet

Nice music and Monet is one of the greats, no doubt, but I prefer Manet. I tried painting, but in the end, it was the pencil that saved the picture, I think:


For Piet’s sake

Timothy Salter – Mondrian Pictures, Sheepfold In The Morning

Appropriately sparse, meditative music led me to Mondrianize myself – I donned a red shirt just for the occasion:

What DO I look like?

Joni Mitchell – A Case of You

Mournful, austere music left me starting at my image and not really recognising what I was sketching any more – the same face starting back at me for almost 30 days, I’m just not sure what I am seeing…

Filled with rubble

Bob Dylan – When I Paint My Masterpiece

Wrenched from charcoal and chalk, what was interesting about this sketch was that I started it half hearted and then got into it, so that my posture¬†changed and I had to amend the picture as I sketched…

Me, so confused

Jamie Leonhart – The Beautiful Ones

Strange to hear a cover of this Prince song – his voice kept coming through in my head as I listened to it. I was rather confused by the oil pastels I was using tonight as well – odd color choices, in part.