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Probably not ready the first time

I find it interesting how two ideas can become one. The sprayed and cockled slotted paper was headed for another collage but got hijacked by this. Probably not ready the first time (29/50) is one of my favourites in the […]

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Nobody Ever Expects That Kinda Stuff

Sometimes with collage you can find yourself adding more and more pieces: with this, 28/50 Collages Before Christmas, I found myself cutting smaller and thinner pieces and discarding lots – but they might turn up in another collage coming your way […]

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It Was Ever Thus (But A Bit Different)

Number 27 of 50 Collages Before Christmas is “It Was Ever Thus (But A Bit Different)“. I suppose it’s from my Tidelines work and has its root in my local Jurassic Coast, especially Charmouth, but these juxtapositions have become continual […]

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Number 24 and a little update

Just in case anyone is actually following my progress on this little 50 Collages Before Christmas project, I want to assure you that all is going fine. I have been steadily working on multiple pieces a the same time but […]

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Mixing It With Maurice In The Morning

The quality of photographs for this project is mostly pretty poor and Mixing It With Maurice In The Morning, 23/50 Collages Before Christmas, is one of the worst. I haven’t got the time – or at present with collages in […]

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“Lao’s Time”

Apart from two pieces cut from a catalogue, the materials of this are my drawing and painting on to various materials – either recycling other work that didn’t work or made especially for collage. The title for 22/50 Collages Before […]

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Untitled blog post from "Degree Project"

While looking at the artist Sol LeWitt I was attracted to the block colours that he used, to create pattern and shape. With this artist in my mind I decided to use the  blocking of colours to create this composition, […]

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“Making Up For Lost Time”

Another direction and style for number 21, Making Up For Lost Time, using mostly my photography plus a bit of created acrylic texture complimented by found graphic material. Yes the bees are mine too!

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“Gone The Days Of Rainbows”

The 20th of 50 Collages Before Christmas is “Gone The Days Of Rainbows”, a minimalist offering that harks back to collage work that I did a couple of years back in the way of studies for large paintings that I […]

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“Two Blacks Don’t Make A White”

The title of this piece, “Two Blacks Don’t Make A White”, apart from it’s playful aspect, is purely descriptive. It is not so noticable in this reproduction, but the upper and lower forms are subtly different blacks. The upper shape […]

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“Nobody Knew The Cure”

I wasn’t sure where this one (18/50 Collages Before Christmas) was going for a while and the photograph of one of my erasure drawings in progress kept prompting me to erase or redact it all! Nevertheless I kept pretty much […]

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“Sometimes There’s Very Little Point”

Sometimes There’s Very Little Point and sometimes you just have to be bold and slosh paint on expensive, fine handmade paper and then cut it up and splosh paste all over it, risking tearing it, and stick it on something […]

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“Beginner’s Mind”

Here’s what happens when the first idea doesn’t work. In most cases when I start a piece of work I have a pretty good idea of what I want to achieve and how the finished piece will look. Sure there […]

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“I’ll Find You In A Minute Or Two”

I wonder if my love for simple, minimal and uncluttered artwork is as much a message to self that it is time to tidy up my life as it is a symptom of my time spent in graphic design or […]

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“Did you mean that?”

The 14th piece in the project is “Did you mean that?” It features some of my favourite themes: a rook; black and white; a grid; and symbols. In this case the symbols are wingdings I set out on a grid. […]

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Can’t Compare

I am getting confused. I know I published a post on this piece last night but it seems to have disappeared. Like the post on number 10 it will probably reappear and I will have a duplicate! There always comes […]

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Experimentation

As I have only just started developing my studio practice, I am more in the stage of figuring out where I want me project to go. So I decided to experiment with another piece of work, now bare in mind […]

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“They Had No Right”

A bit of a different direction for “They Had No Right” number 11 of 50 Collages Before Christmas, although people familiar with my #Collage365 project would recognise the style and direction. The photograph bottom right is a detail from one […]

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Didn’t We Believe We Were Something?

I have been busy with making more work and also jobs in the garden so I have been slacking when it comes to posting what I have done on this blog and my site. Number 10, Didn’t We Believe We Were […]

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Progress of studio work

As you can see from a previous post I started this particular piece of work like the others, and doing the same movements over and over again become boring and repetitive. So with that in mind I decided to change […]

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A double dose today

I finished off a couple of collages to my satisfaction today and there’s another that I’m “sitting with” and may also be finished. Otto Lilienthal makes a return in 8/50 Keep an eye on Otto (above). I have a soft […]

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