Hidden in this Oil on Canvas Sheet you will find the cat and the guinea fowl. The painting is on 265 gsm canvas measuring 228 mm x 305 mm or 9 in x 12 in. Its fairly bright and will work in a confined space, in the loo or in a study. Wherever it hangs it will elicit comment – probably something like “I wonder what the artist was smoking” or “Perhaps the artist will tell us where he gets his good stuff”
I’m brave enough (or crazy enough, depending on your point of view) to tackle most challenges. You’re invited to send me your favourite photo and put me to the test. You can mail me at BruceA684@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you within a day or so
There is an artist’s magazine published every two months carrying the usual content, lots of adverts, how to do articles, whats on where, you know the drill. They also have an “artist’s challenge”, where they propose a subject by supplying a photograph, which you must interpret any old way you like.
The task one particular month, was a photo of Hout Bay outside Capetown. There were three or four fishing boats tied up at a jetty, fairly close to the front of the scene and then some more further back. Behind all the boats were glimpses of Hout Bay itself plus the ever present Cape Mountains as a backdrop. Lots of masts and reflection were the two main features of the photo.
I spent hours, days, in fact, on getting the mountains right and I could see that the days remaining to complete were getting less. In the meantime, I began to see others’ work and I decided that these competitions are, for now, not for me. I eventually finished the mountains and when I looked down, there wasn’t a single boat. I decided then and there they had all left harbour as the snoek were running. That’s the truth of it – the little green man behind the big red refrigeration truck proves my point. The sign says “Gone Fishing”. This work also proves’ that little green men do indeed, exist.
My humble tribute to the master of thinking outside the box – OP465
If you have never seen the “Shredding Banksy Painting” then perhaps now is the time. It’s about 2 minutes long. So what is Banksy Rewound all about? It’s quite simple really. I think the man is a genius. Off the wall, or should that be “On the wall”? But nevertheless, a genius, and master of thinking outside the box.
Banksy is a mysterious character that paints the most amazing, funny, thought provoking and downright cheeky murals, but with a graffiti air about them. This particular painting, which is small compared to his other works, is big on shock, publicity grabbing, self promotion and dare I say it, making money. Girl with a balloon was auctioned by Sothebys for a staggering $1, 400, 000 . On completion of the auction a shredder built into the picture frame was activated and the painting began to shred. It jammed three quarters of the way through, but that just added to the intrigue and romance of the entire process.
Seconds after the fall of the hammer “Girl with a balloon” began to shred. Right before the very people who had been bidding for the work.
So I imagined how Girl with a Balloon would look like if the painting could have been rewound into it’s frame. Here it is – “Banksy Rewound” – my tribute to the mystery man of thinking out the box.
Banksy Rewound is an Oil Painting on canvas, done with heart and soul and measures 305 x 406 mm or 12 x 16 inches.
If none of the above are your answer to “which one do you love?” then perhaps you have a favourite image or idea that you would like captured on canvas. If so contact me on bruceA684@gmail.com and together we’ll turn the dream into reality.
There is a concept in management called the competency pyramid, I’m sure you know it – It starts off where you are unconsciously incompetent (you don”t even know that you don’t know what you’re doing) and ends at the top of the pyramid (where else) where you are unconsciously competent (you do things right without even thinking about it – like driving your car).
I was in the first category when we tackled this project and 18 months later I would call myself consciously incompetent using Oil Pastels. I know I have no idea as to what we did and why. We had to create a portrait with oil pastels from a photograph. Still, That Girl turned out quite well. She is kind of pretty in a Cher or Amy Winehouse kind of way. It’s kind of Picassoish don’t you think? Lots of young girls would kill to look like That Girl and yet others wouldn’t be seen dead hanging out with That Girl.
You could just give up and buy this for your teenager or perhaps something a little more sedate would pique your interest like an Annabella type painting or Kiss Me Kate which is a streetscape / portrait type painting.
This commission was from the parents of a soon to be born son. They are acrylic paintings on small stretched canvasses of 203 mm x 203 mm or 8 in x 8 in. The young man also had an elephant motif duvet and other elephant related decor items and toys.