As usual, I got carried away making 20x20's for this years Ouseburn Open Studios. A yearly tradition at the Mushroom Works where the artists and designers create works of art, 20x20cm for the humble price of £20. An absolute Christmas bargain! It gives me the chance to clear out old work, by mostly chopping it up, whether a cityscape or an abstract painting. There's quite a selection of themes this year, from fragmented cityscapes (which you might be able to piece back together if the other sections haven't sold):
... to several concrete pieces, based on my abstract "Grid" paintings:
Then there's the return of the skidding toy cars. This started as a framed piece I made for my brother, as a birthday present, several years ago. A nice reminder for him, of the times I used to paint his toy cars with emulsion paint. I thought I was making them look better, I think I did:
I've also put some of my paint encrusted aprons to good use. Too heavy in paint to keep using/wearing, they've also been given the chop:
And finally, the framed prints of my thumbnail sketches, which are always a popular favourite.
I think I've got 129 20x20s on display for this years Open Studios. Hopefully most will sell, fingers crossed.