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…


Two Tone

Deerhoof – Spirit Ditties Of No Tone

Strange music, but not unappealing, it gave me space to cut loose, first with water colours, then with pastels and pencils to sharpen things up.


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.


Gate-crashing Arnolfini

The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Dreaming Of The Master

Nothing like a touch of over ambition, I think. Fun trying, but the fiddly bits evaded me somewhat. The music is wonderful, though – great for sketching to.