Friday, July 31, 2015
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
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.