Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

Silver Horses

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

I love Pete Brown’s poetry.  He wrote most of the lyrics for the rock group CREAM.  It was a time of consciousness expansion and psychedelia – sometimes a small piece of Heaven would pop out in the Art.

I started this picture just before I traveled up to Glasgow.  It was something fun to do on the train journey both ways.


Silver Horses Ran Down Moonbeams (2009)

(22cm x 29cm; felt tips, pilot pens, silver pens. May 2009)

The Life of a Still Life

Monday, July 27th, 2009

My very first oil painting was done on a small piece of oil painting paper which was around A4 size.

First Oil Painting

When I was up at my Mum’s recently I decided to revisit the objects from this original painting, although I forgot all about the plum ornament.

After I created my reinterpretation in felt tips I felt that it wasn’t enough. I had my MP3 player with me and I listened to ‘Lucy In The Skies’ about 19 times one night in bed.  It inspired me to incorporate some of the lyrics into my ‘Still Life’.

The new piece is a homage to my past, and to one of the greatest bit of Art ever created. See how many of the lyrics you can spot!

Still Life with Plasticine Porter (2009)

Still Life with Plasticine Porter (2009)

(406mm x 305mm; felt tips on watercolour paper. May – June 2009)