It's Free Art Good Friday...click the FREE ART link above. Photos will be posted there very soon.
Here is a quick photo of the art that I'm giving away this Easter. It's 7 a layer stencil in Signal Red, Golden Yellow and Signal Black using thin coats of spraypaint to build up the layers. I've done 2 so far but I'll keep painting more until the stencils fall apart. Clues to where these will be hidden around Peterborough will be posted on my Facebook fan page on Friday.
Today has been a day of highs and lows...my car failed it's m.o.t. and is now going to set me back £300 but on the plus side I did get to put in a lot of hours at the studio. I started by adding the myPeterborough logo to my folding book but forgot to take photos so I'll post how that is coming on another day. What I did take a picture of is this 6 layer stencil portrait of Miriam...
Finally I got to work on the 'Free Art Good Friday' pieces and finished 2 of them. The plan is on Friday I'll drop a load of free art around Peterborough and then leave clues to the whereabouts on my Facebook fan page (check out the feed on the right). All going well this should put a few smiles on a few faces and bring home what Easter is really all about. Photos will be posted here in the next day or so...
I've been trying to get this finished for weeks and I think it finally is. Well it's finished enough for me to be able to work in there...bring on summer 2011.
Great news...I found out late last night that I've been confirmed to attend Upfest this year. Last year I painted with My Dog Sighs but this year I'll be going it alone (although there will be a fair amount of representation from Peterborough in Process Smith from Blok Collective and Sean Johnson from Nice & Ripe).
Upfest 2011 will be held on the 4th and 5th June in Bristol
It's been a month since my last update, I'm slacking. It's not because nothings happened I've just struggled to find the time to get on-line and write about it. So here goes...a month in a minute:
A few weeks back I finished cutting a couple of portraits including my first pet portrait. I haven't got any pics of the pet portrait yet but here is Miriam's stencil...it's 20cm x 20cm and multi-layer (as usual). Fingers crossed I'll get them both painted this weekend.
Some agency came up with a logo to re-brand the city which I found a little premature so I got to work adjusting it to fit with what Peterborough has been like for me over the past 30 years or so. This is myPeterborough...drugs, knife crime and prostitution have always been just around the corner from wherever I have lived until recently. I'm not saying it isn't a nice city because it is...I just don't like some agency re-branding the place like it'll fix everything. Let me know what you think, these will probably end up on Korporate t-shirts soon.
I've got a Facebook fan page and to drum up the numbers I said I'd give away a free portrait when I got to 100 likes. The winner was Rich and here is his portrait.
I've got so much to do but the studio has become a right mess over the winter so I think I'll be spending the next couple of weeks in there. Take a look at what I have to contend with...and this was after a couple of hours work.
With any luck I'll be back on-line a bit more regular over the coming weeks with updates on The Peterborough Festival, Overground 2011 and fingers crossed Upfest. Until then see ya...
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