Monthly archives: March 2008

Journal: Decision time – drawings v paintings – View from Here

N.B. this entry revised ( see above ) – due to brochure statement. Now simply the 12 canvasses as originally intended. Force of circumstance. With three weeks to go until hanging show it time for some decisions to be made….

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Robert Plot's Natural History of Oxfordshire

Fascinated by this book which I have a facsimile of. Drawing above refers to section where stones that look like horses illustrated……pre-scientific groupings based on ‘likeness’ and similitude….links to Simon Perkins illustrations in phd talk..cross-boundary thinking….Full article on Plot in…

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Journal: Mentoring session #2..West of Rome

   Luneberg Heath…W.G.Sebald discussed….blood and soil? Met with mentor last night and a very productive session. By coincidence we both come from a similar rural background. Main points raised were academic progress?  doing v analysing digital v actual……..myth or reality?…

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Tony Fitzpatrick


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Alez Meszmer: From Sharkforum

So many interesting points in Alex’s post I cut and paste whole article with my cartoon to here.. Cartoon by Moogee the Art Dog, Nottingham UK Art is booming and the auction houses are rubbing their hands with glee. After…

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Ad Rienhardt Cartoons

Ad Reinhardt, originally an Abstract Expressionist Painter, is an artist whose work became progressively reductivist and mystical. He is best known for his all black paintings of the 1960s. Yet Reinhardt was also a prolific illustrator, designer and cartoonist. His…

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Pre-Easter blues and gold

Well I’m still standing and still on course…but having had to rein in most of my ideas to safe level. Basically have to complete 12 canvasses/collages by April 21st (about a month) no longer really care about finished artworks to…

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Saul Steinberg

My mentor mentioned Saul Steinberg and I been looking at his work. Love it and can see had big influence on Hockney too. Saul Steinberg: Illuminations This major traveling retrospective, now finishing its four-stop US tour at the Frances Lehman…

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