tag : bright yellow-green apples: mark 2

"I see little point in persisting in a discussion with one so obstinate as you" Martin White

Monday, November 28, 2005

mark 2

I have a tendency to re-work pictures. Maybe it's laziness, though I'd prefer to say it's about seeing what else the picture has to give. So here's that cute little scene done again - to bring out them doggy lassie qualities. Someone suggested to me that the motif has some Curious Incident air about it, so what the hey...



Blogger Martin said...

Having just got out Curious Incident to have a look, it's uncanny!

I've been thinking about my doorbell and when you're going to ring it!

6:56 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

I bet that cover was an unconscious influence, and I've already admitted the George Groz picture. But the main conscious model, particularly for the red figure, is this painting by Gainsborough. I had the two lads set down, and was casting around for summit when just happened to come across it by chance. But I don't want to get pinned down in dogs, cos I like a bit of ambiguity of an afternoon.

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Andy said...

Laurence, you are a very talented composer of images. I admire the way you've reworked the image, from the artists you allude to and the reappropriation of your own work. Excellent stuff, don't stop!


2:47 PM  
Blogger John said...

Interesting. What are the tools that you use?

12:31 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Andy -

Thanks for the comments, especially cos you were so uncompromisingly complimentary! It only takes a little to encourage me, though any ambivalence or silence will bring out the motivation of bloody-mindedness...

12:09 AM  
Blogger postliberal said...

John -

Ah, now you’re asking. In this case, I found the blue card lying trodden into the pavement outside the county council offices. I cut the two boys out of a 40s kids story book, and painted the red figure on with acrylic paint. The photocopied version was amended with some pencil crayon and felt-tip pen, aided by tip-ex to write in the mucho re-written speech bubble. Them felt tips are ever so useful, as is my prit stick glue and the inclination to hunt through bins for unlikely collage material...

12:14 AM  

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