Monday, August 31, 2015

August Digest


To round off August, a little photographic evidence of another pair of pears paintings, processed over the course of these past three weeks, again taking the now familiar whitewashed model fruit objects as our subject matter...

 
'White Pears #4'
oil on canvas/10" x 14"/August 2015


 
 
 
'White Pears #5'
oil on canvas/10" x 14"/August 2015


 


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

White Pears #3



 
'White Pears #3'
oil on canvas/10"x14"/August 2015

 


A third painting of the whitewashed pears, on this occasion a composition featuring a pair of the available objects.
 




Monday, August 10, 2015

White Pears #2



 
'White Pears #2'
oil on canvas/12"x16"/August 2015
 
 
 

A second oil painting representing the whitewashed pears, or at least a composed selection of them.
 


 
 


Friday, July 31, 2015

July Digest

 
Amongst the July goings-on in the world of TOoT, until now unreported, has been the first oil-painting activity since 2002, no less, not necessarily worthy of fanfare but an occurrence to be noted all the same, performed in a recently-decorated space fit for the purpose of.
On a readymade & prepared canvas with dimensions of 12" x 16", then, are represented a composition of five model pears, those familiar icons, first whitewashed then placed upon an off-white length of shelf against a pale grey wall in order to be subjected to scrutiny & rendered in oils, chiefly Titanium White & Payne's Grey with subtle additions of a few earth colours. The intention is that more such product will follow over the course of the coming months.
 







Thursday, July 02, 2015

Badge(s) of the Day # 107, 108 & 109: Torpedo Moscow(s)




Featuring today the acquisition of a discrete collection within the collection, not without a certain complexity attached to its details, with a total of three different objects representing two distinct clubs bearing the fabulous name of Torpedo Moscow, with our favourite exotic Cyrillic script in evidence along with the clubs’ iconic ‘T’ logo upon all three - the badge in football shirt form is unique to the collection, & the one to the right, of the very short-lived ‘Torpedo-Metallurg’ phase of the other, Torpedo-ZIL, club (that subsequently became the already now-defunct FC Moscow), is a particular delight with its industrial/manufacturing ‘cog’ and vintage racing car elements within the overall design.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Badge of the Day #106: Rapid Bucharest




Another addition to the collection, & the first to represent a club from Rumania, in the form of the noble name of Rapid Bucharest, in, of course, its native form.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Badge(s) of the Day #104 & 105: Slavia Praha




Today featuring further valuable, irresistible additions to the collection in the form of not one object, but two, representing the mighty Slavia Praha, both of a certain ‘hauntological’ vintage, with, indeed, and commemorating the august club’s 75th anniversary, that to the right of the picture dating from 1968.
Both are fine designs, the left again of a ‘shield’ shape, variations on the basic theme & red, white & blue colour scheme, with the club’s inverted five-point star insignia an essential component.

A previously-acquired Slavia Praha badge may be found here.