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...

I JUST WANT YOU BACK FOR GOOD, COS YOU WAS EVER SO FRIENDLY AND FLUFFY

6 Comments:

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!

Andy

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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