This weeks kick about over on Red’s Kingdom is the drawings of Mervyn Peake. I decided to do some really rough 2 minute scribbles of some landscapes. I forgot how nice it is to feel a pencil in your hand and hear the scribbles as they form.
A third and final set of photographs from a journey into an abandoned and forgotten house deep in the countryside and shrouded in nature. I enjoy exploring places like this, although slightly melancholic to see the remnants of people left behind clouded in dust and mildew – the trophies and knitwear full of dust bunnies, the good china left to dip in rotten cabinets. I always how spaces would have looked when it was full of life.
More shots taken from the exploration to the house in Roosters Rest. I would imagine in its hay day this house was probably stylish. Warm woods are implanted throughout with midcentury credenzas and dressers dressing up the bedrooms now being seized by nature. Fireplaces and doors are painted bright colours and those thin patterned curtains providing an ominous ooze of colour from the blinding greens and yellows outside.
Some photography from a neighbouring dilapidated house in sleepy Roosters Rest where the crumbling structure was full of mildew and spiders. The curtains, yellow tinged glass and bright wallpaper oozing colour throughout the walls and halls of this silent place. Like stepping into a time machine.
Some photographs from a different serene trek in my home stomping ground, this time Dereen Hill, Knockatee – another wide open space filled with memories and fairy trees. New additions to this land by the locals include a wishing chair snuggled amongst the plant-life and the brightly painted fairy doors nestled into the many nooks of tree roots.
A second bunch of outpourings for this weeks Basquiat Kick About. The motive for these pieces was to turn my brain off, listen to Kate Bush and Goldfrapp all the while paint vigorously and furiously.
This weeks Kick About prompt over on Red’s Kingdom is the neo-expressionistic delights of Basquiat. I found it a very cathartic experience to let the lines, colour and texture lay where they want in a rambling automatic experience. I think if someone was to practice some freudian techniques they could figure out tidbits from these free flowing apparitions and symbols.
Another assortment of digital paintings created in Photoshop or Procreate. Exploring and leaning into the wonkiness and as always lots of colour.
The final collection of images produced in response to the Circus paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec for this weeks kick about.
Another party of images produced in response to the Circus paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec. I imagine these images as the climax of a circus act just as they perform a stunt and when multitudes of coloured confetti rain on the audience drowned out by cheers.