Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Triple art and six degrees of seperation

The other week Sandy Carson dot com went to a book launch party in Austin for a new Ed Templeton photo book. He told me he had something to post to me, eventually a tube arrived in the post. It was a poster from the book launch signed by Deanna and Ed which included a little Ed drawing, skate nerd stoke out for me. Thanks so much Sandy.
The same day as it arrived I picked up two prints that Clifford Unsworth had done for me from his art degree show. I'm loving these prints so much, simple, twisted and truthful.
Weird thing is, these all arrived to me on the same day and Clifford and Ed know each other. Six degrees and all that.
Clifford Unsworth. 'Problem Solved'
Clifford Unsworth. 'Let Me Liberate You From Your Underwear'

Monday, 25 April 2011

Easter Egg Run

Each year this thing gets bigger and bigger and I don't think they even take Easter eggs to the hospitals anymore.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Mr Ricky Feather. Feather Cycles.

Ricky Feather, is a good dude and he just got married, Vegas baby Vegas. He's a rad BMXer and he had the balls to set up and start his own bike frame company. Do that interweb thing and search 'Feather Cycles'

Gabe update

Gabe is ace. He is now the second most famous artist I know since he has just been accepted into The Royal Academy.
He also lost against me at the roller racing at the weekend.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Gettin' Cobbled.

Paris to Roubaix is just a gnarly race. It is called the Hell of the North for a good reason. They have to change the bike set ups and the cobbles are that rough even the motorbike escorts have to ride on motocross bikes and the team cars get their suspensions tweaked. This year there are 27 sections of pave. The peloton are so close and hit the cobbles at full speed there are always big crashes.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Art. Wine

Again a lack of real artist talent forces me to keep things simple and I'm sure if I knew how to work a computer it would make stuff like this even easier by creating it in illustrator. Instead I spend ages just trying to make straight and even lines.
A year ago on 24th of April I started drinking red wine, I'd never really liked it but I have since found that in the right company it can be quite pleasant. This was actually two separate canvas, the faded red drip from the glass is actually red wine, the second canvas continued by me pouring/spilling red wine on it.
I don't claim it takes any talent to spill wine over a canvas.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Art. Custard Ink Tears

Not really sure about how this painting came about as a composition but I do know I'd have done it after drinking a bottle of wine. I do know that the ink 'tears' are from a new bottle I'd bought that day and I do know that I accidentally dripped the first spot on the canvas, so I just went with it.
Custard Ink Tears.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Art. First Painting, Half Squares

This is one of the first large canvas I painted. I knew I couldn't really paint or draw so I was just experimenting with patterns, shapes and colours. This was all done by eye and drawn with a ruler and then hand painted. I kinda attempted to make each segment half the size/shape of another segment. It took me about 3 paintings like this before I worked out I could use some masking tape and save me a shit load of time and hassle.
Half Squares.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Howard Cooke WTF

Nothing adequate about H, he is full bore at everything, even when lurking at art shows.