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…a few cds left featuring Finish The Story (rare release)

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This Sampler - Finish The Story

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The limited release of 100 CD’s of The Sampler #05 was originally released as an exhibition promo giveaway in September 2007. The discs are numbered and have the exhibition stamp.

Review – Finish The Story – The Sampler #05

“…now their inclusion had been settled five Finish The Story tracks. ‘Playing At Life’ is even better with a mean throb, and more of his sublimely catchy, nagging guitar with Nicola’s unusually piercing vocals and a weirdly spooky synth. ‘Solace’ is more relaxed, actually far more towards the This Window style, being like ambient bellows, billowing………..and there’s an intriguing little slice called ‘Ripples In The Water’ at the end too.

 bootleg
1 –Finish The Story Trapped In The Hometown
Written By – Mumford/Bright
3:45
2 –This Window Don’t Think I Can Make It
Written By – This Window
1:55
3 –This Window Ciao Again
Written By – This Window
2:50
4 –This Window A Moment Longer
Written By – Bright
3:21
5 –This Window Crash87
Written By – This Window
0:48
6 –Finish The Story Playing At Life
Written By – Mumford/Bright/Smout
3:08
7 –Finish The Story Solace
Written By – Mumford/Bright/Smout
4:06
8 –Finish The Story Sickle
Written By – Mumford/Bright
3:02
9 –This Window Naked
Written By – This Window
3:25
10 –This Window Nepal
Written By – Portnoi/Bright
4:37
11 –Finish The Story Ripples In The Water
Written By – Mumford/Bright

Tubes of Oil Paint cost a lot

Tubes of oil paint by 35mm_photographs

I cant believe how much oil paints cost – I’m going to have to charge for my paintings by the square inch (or centimeter) from now on.


The photograph above was taken with a Pentax K1000 35mm film camera in the studio of West Buckland School in the 150 building – September 2012. Tubes of oil paint, a photo by 35mm_photographs on Flickr.

West Buckland Festival – painting exhibited called ‘Onions’

Onions

The picture above is of my painting exhibited in ‘The Gallery’ of the West Buckland Festival

I very rarely get inspired to paint these days but I saw a painting by Renoir entitled ‘Onions’ at the Royal academy last week and decided to give it a go.

My painting ‘Onions’ is nothing like the Renior but… The skin of the red onions were iridescent like the back of a beetle, shimmering and layered in colour.

The Gallery – West Buckland Festival 2012

Fly Spider NasturtiumThank you to those of you who have already sent in your entry form. The delivery date for getting your work to the Church in West Buckland is between 9.30 and 4.30 on Wednesday 5th September 2012

If there is a problem with this please contact Peter Bright.

Last Call

If you would like to exhibit in the 2012 West Buckland Festival please click the link below ASAP – time and space is running out.

During the Festival The Gallery exhibition will enable visitors to view and in some cases buy works of art by local Devon artists. Please exhibit with us.

The aim of the The Gallery exhibition is to promote selected, amateur and professional artist living within the dispersed communities of North Devon and beyond. Past exhibitions have received critical acclaim and have been remarkably successful for artists and visitors, with sales and commissions. Diversity has been the success of these exhibitions, with entries ranging from textiles, painting, carving, printmaking and ceramics etc.

Please fill in the online entry form here: Exhibitor entry form


Frank Stella – but I use Commercial oil based paints mixed with animal fat

Upon moving to New York City, Frank Stella reacted against the expressive use of paint by most painters of the abstract expressionist movement, instead finding himself drawn towards the “flatter” surfaces of Barnett Newman‘s work and the “target” paintings of Jasper Johns. He began to produce works which emphasized the picture-as-object, rather than the picture as a representation of something, be it something in the physical world, or something in the artist’s emotional world.

Many of his works were created by simply using the path of the brush stroke, very often using common house paint.

Frank Stella. (2012, May 25). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 05:22, May 26, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Frank_Stella&oldid=494387687

The painting above was painted around 2002 / 03 by Peter Bright (aka This Window)

I hadn’t seen this painting for nearly 10 years – until yesterday

Materials

Organic: Commercial oil based paints mixed with animal fat and traditional oil paints. Emulsion paints mixed with traditional acrylic/watercolour/gouache paints

Synthetic: Commercial and domestic self-adhesive vinyl tape, cut with a commercial computer based design/cutting program, using  Signlab v.4.95 software package.

Prediction = the aesthetics of the system + the aesthetics of failure = Prediction

Background:

I was using vinyl, a material I have used commercially, as my preferred medium. The “plasticness” of commercial vinyl tapes, their tactile and glossy qualities make them vibrant and alive; when juxtaposed against natural materials or organic shapes and colors they become a contradiction, a complement, more intense and more synthetic……which is similar to Frank Stella’s work during the 1980’s 4 . I carried out experiments with this vinyl material; I have cut and slashed it to destruction, to gain a better understanding of the inherent stability of this medium. I have rejected the possibilities of cutting out images and shapes by hand…..the aesthetics of the system was more important.

@optimiseduk – Original Thoughts = keywords?

Is it acceptable to splatter words on a page and call it optimization?  Organic and Synthetic Link to final Art Proposal… Continue reading →