Anthony Frost (son of Terry Frost) in mind. I saw his work for the first time last April at Tate St Ives and was blown away by it. He uses all manner of materials in his paintings from ship's sailcloth to netting, scrim to ripcloth, hessian, bedsheet, canvas, string etc etc. His work is wonderfully textural and brightly coloured. I like the fact that it is geometric too. While we were in St Ives I had a go at his style of painting myself. I used found objects, label from a jacket, bird's feather, piece of an oil painting, wool, felt, corrugated cardboard, sand, pva glue. I had a great time painting it in acrylics. What a buzz to use such bright colours!
Anyway, I digress. Back to the recycling. As you can see from the pic above I made several recycling ATCs. So far I am not happy with the fabric one. I don't like the way I've edged it so I am going to rip it out and probably use a gold thread to stitch over the surface. These are the 3 I've decided on. I've cheated a little as the top and bottom ones are collages from old paintings I did some time ago but they are recycled. (sorry but I don't think blogger is going to enlarge these. I'll put them in my flickr album).
I must just say Hi to my friend Nancy who I know is looking in from time to time. Nancy is living in Adelaide at the moment but missing the UK so Nancy, I hope you're feeling OK today.
I am still having a rough time at the moment. As my old teacher used to say, "My get up and go has got up and gone". I usually feel like this when my B12 jab is due but that is 5 weeks away so I can't say what's up. Just a down period I suppose. Roll on some energy from somewhere!