A painter living in the wilds of Yorkshire (Sheffield, so not really 'wilds' as such). Has been painting for 15 years, properly established in 2008.
Visit my portfoilio website at www.artbyandyonline.com

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Film on BBC4- "How to Get a Head in Sculpture"



I've just finished a fantastic documentary film , were the actor, David Thewlis, has 3 different sculptors base their work on his head. Here's more about the programme

The programme can be seen after the link
"How to Get a Head in Sculpture"

"From the heads of Roman Emperors to the 'blood head' of contemporary British artist Marc Quinn, the greatest figures in world sculpture have continually turned to the head to re-evaluate what it means to be human and to reformulate how closely sculpture can capture it.
Witty, eclectic and insightful, this film is a journey through the most enduring subject for world sculpture, one that carves a path through politics and religion, the ancient and the modern.
Actor David Thewlis has his head sculpted by three different sculptors, while the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, artist Maggi Hambling, art critic Rachel Johnston and others discuss art's most enduring preoccupation - ourselves."

This link takes you to the BBC4 visual arts page where you can see what is on this Autumn and Winter

Thursday, 28 October 2010

● "Chess Piece" - "Miniscule" - Still For Sale



Still for sale - contact Andy if you are interested

"Chess Piece", 4.5cm x 4.5cm x 1.7cm (1.7" x 1.7" x 0.6"), oil on wood square, unframed 

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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

24 Hour Painting/Comic Dare Marathon - Monday the 11th of November

Me and a fellow artist Rita Kaisen will be doing a feat of endurance for a period of 24 hours on Monday the 11th of November 2010 starting at 12 midday. We'll each be doing a variant of this dare mentioned below, but instead of a drawn comic we're both going to be doing paintings of some type or another. I'm going to be doing mine on 24 panels and Rita will be dividing a large canvas into 24 parts. I'll show the results as images on here whether they be a success or failure (wobble!)  ( If anyone else is up for doing the challenge do let me know : )) , the more the merrier)


There is also an arranged event  http://www.24hourcomicsday.com/ - this years event was on the 2nd of October 2010


THE DARE:

To create a complete 24 page comic book in 24 continuous hours.


That means everything: Story, finished art, lettering, color (if applicable), paste-up, everything. Once pen hits paper, the clock starts ticking. 24 hours later, the pen lifts off the paper, never to descend again. Even proofreading has to occur in the 24 hour period. (Computer-generated comics are fine of course, same principles apply).
No sketches, designs, plot summaries or any other kind of direct preparation can precede the 24 hour period. Indirect preparation such as assembling tools, reference materials, food, music etc. is fine.
Your pages can be any size, any material. Carve them in stone, print them with rubber stamps, draw them on your kitchen walls with a magic marker. Whatever you makes you happy.
The 24 hours are continuous. You can take a nap, but the clock keeps ticking. If you get to 24 hours and you're not done, either end it there ("the Gaiman Variation") or keep going until you're done ("the Eastman Variation"). I consider both of these "Noble Failure" Variants and true 24 hour comics in spirit; but you must sincerely intend to do the 24 pages in 24 hours at the outset.
THE ONLINE VARIATION: The above applies to printed comics or online comics with "pages" but if you'd like to try a 24-hour Online Comic that doesn't break down into pages (like the expanded canvas approach I use in most of my own webcomics) then try this: At least 100 panels AND it has to be done, formatted and ONLINE within the 24-hour period!

Suggestions

At one hour per page, some treat the 24-hour comic as a minimalist exercise (i.e., how little can you put on a page and still have it be comics?), but I like to think of it in the opposite way: how much can you put on a page in an hour? If you think about it, the answer is a lot! Figuring six panels per page that's ten minutes per panel. Try it yourself. Draw a box about 3 inches wide, 2 inches tall, set a timer for ten minutes and see how much you can draw. You might surprise yourself.
As far as planning goes, you can think about it beforehand, but I recommend improvisation as the most satisfying route. Perhaps have some randomizer at startup (like a Pictionary or Tarot Card Deck or a child's picture book of household objects) to actually prevent you from knowing what the story will be about beforehand. The less you plan, the less likely you are to get frustrated.
Some have found the exercise is especially fun to do in big groups. Some even chronicle the food they ate, the music they listened to, etc. And of course, with the advent of 24-Hour Comics Day, you can join a really BIG group. [Just don't try to drive home afterward—get a ride!]
Alternately, doing it alone—though a bit bleak—can have a peculiar allure and can feel like a rite-of-passage, crossing-the-desert kind of thing. No, really. I'm serious! Oh, never mind....
My strongest suggestion is: Do it! It's fun, it's exciting, it's mind-altering, it'll teach you all kinds of cool stuff about yourself and best of all, it's only one day, so what have you got to lose?


The Finished Product

When you're done, feel free to send me a photocopy (or link, in the case of webcomics), but it's no longer one of the rules and I won't be able to personally respond. For the first few years, I listed them all here on this site, but since the debut of 24-Hour Comics Day, there are just too many to list.
Scott McCloud
Box 115
Newbury Park CA 91319
[scott @ here]
Thanks, and good luck.


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● "Legowheel" - "Miniscule" - Sold



sold

"Legowheel", 4.5cm x 4.5cm x 1.7cm (1.7" x 1.7" x 0.6"), oil on wood square, unframed 

 Bit of an odd and specific memory associated with this "miniscule". My cat, Catto, would sneek into my pile of Lego when I wasn't looking and she'd discretely pick up one of the lego wheels  (always a wheel) by the metal spoke. One of the strangest things to see is a cat carrying a lego wheel around like a babies dummy. She'd then drop it and bat it around on the tiled floor of my parents hallway.  Sneeky little critter.

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Saturday, 23 October 2010

Matthew Collings BBC2 programme "Renaissance Revolution"

This is a 3 part series exploring 3 iconic paintings of the Renaisance in a trully indepth and researched way , I've not seen anything like this for a long time

Episode 1 - Raphaels - Madonna of the Meadow


This 1st episode has already been on but which can still be viewed on Iplayer -


Episode 2 - Hieronymus Bosch - The Garden of Earthly Delights 



The 2nd episode is on today at 8.15pm on BBC2. This one I can't wait to see.


Episode 3 - Piero Della Francesca's - Baptism of Christ 


The 3rd, is on next Saturday


Usually Matthew Collings is quite populist, and broad in his approach to critiquing art on the television but this short series shows his colours as an earnest academic and is fantastic for doing so. Highly recommended by me.

Friday, 22 October 2010

● "Penguin - "Miniscule" - Sold



sold

"Penguin", 4.5cm x 4.5cm x 1.7cm (1.7" x 1.7" x 0.6"), oil on wood square, unframed

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Thursday, 21 October 2010

● "Minifig- "Miniscule" - Sold


sold

"Minifig", 4.5cm x 4.5cm x 1.7cm (1.7" x 1.7" x 0.6"), oil on wood square, unframed

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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

● "Pebble" - "Miniscule" - Sold



sold


"Jellybaby", 4.5cm x 4.5cm x 1.7cm (1.7" x 1.7" x 0.6"), oil on wood square, unframed


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● "Glass Marble" - "Miniscule" - Sold



sold

"Glass Marble", 4.5cm x 4.5cm x 1.7cm (1.7" x 1.7" x 0.6"), oil on wood square, unframed


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Monday, 18 October 2010

● "Jellybaby" - "Miniscule" - Sold



sold

"Jellybaby", 4.5cm x 4.5cm x 1.7cm (1.7" x 1.7" x 0.6"), oil on wood square, unframed

Can't really say much other than Jellybabies are the best and I chuckle eviliy every time I devour one.


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Sunday, 17 October 2010

● "Pill" - "Miniscule" - Sold



sold

"Pill", 4.5cm x 4.5cm x 1.7cm (1.7" x 1.7" x 0.6"), oil on wood square, unframed

Whether it's a cold, illness, depression or other thing there's a little pocket sized ampule to help you along. This is one little bundle that's been helping me along recently.


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Saturday, 16 October 2010

● "Bee" - "Miniscule" - Sold



sold

"Bee", 4.5cm x 4.5cm x 1.7cm (1.7" x 1.7" x 0.6"), oil on wood square, unframed

"Momento Mori" / "Dead Bee" / "Tempus Fugit"
Over the course of several days, on the way to and from feeding my friends cat, I kept passing this little body on the pavement. How fine, precious and delicate this little bee body is.


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Friday, 15 October 2010

● "Marble" - "Miniscule" - Sold


 
sold

"Marble", 4.5cm x 4.5cm x 1.7cm (1.7" x 1.7" x 0.6"), oil on wood square, unframed

This marble was once part of a collection of  marbles that my Dad had, I was more than a little bit naughty in sneeking it away with me when I left home the very first time I went to college. I wanted to sneek a little bit of home with me as I went away. It reminds me of that time of huge change and transition.


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Thursday, 14 October 2010

● "Aeroplane" - "Miniscule" - Sold



sold
"Aeroplane", 4.5cm x 4.5cm x 1.7cm (1.7" x 1.7" x 0.6"), oil on wood square, unframed

This is the very first of my daily paintings that I am putting up for sale. This little aeroplane stumbled out of a "Kinder Egg" right at a time when I was about to fly over to the "States" and this reminds me of my happy times over there.


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A Sneek Preview of What is About to go For Sale on Ebay



Axx