Wednesday, September 30, 2015

White Pears #7 and #8

Into the second half of September a relocation of the painting 'studio' took place, moving into the conservatory in search of better natural light conditions in which to observe and paint. The first results produced in this new environment are (re)presented below, the objects being arranged against a white paper background and upon a similar length of white melamine shelving as before, the all-over light source reducing shadow contrasts considerably which probably serves the concept of 'white paintings' more appropriately.

Getting even more minimal, pared down, the first painting features but a solitary object, one of the whitewashed model pears.

'White Pear #7'
oil on canvas/10"x10"/September 2015

Whilst the second painting features a pair of the pears, almost touching in the oft-composed manner.

'White Pears #8'
oil on canvas/10"x10"/September 2015


Sunday, September 13, 2015

White Pears #6

Number six in the ongoing series of oil paintings featuring the whitewashed model pears as subject/object matter, observed this time against a white paper background rather than the pale grey wall as previously.

'White Pears #6'
oil on canvas/12" x 16"/September 2015



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.