‘Always Looking Down’. 28/04/2018

Last year I was wandering down North Street in Bristol, the street on which I live, looking at all the amazing street art and graffiti that makes up Upfest (Urban Paint Festival).  This takes place every year and loads of street artists from all over the world descend on my street to paint every available wall space, hoarding etc with beautiful, sometimes humourous street art. I carried on down to Ashton Gate football stadium (home to Bristol City) and then came across this wonderful street art hand painted by  Have a look at the original on Instagram.  With his permission I have used part of it in my own composition and will tag him into my Instagram feeds. This work is called ‘Always Looking Down’ because it seems a sad indictment of today’s society that we all spend  our time looking down on our smart phones and miss the beauty that surrounds us, in this case that fabulous hand. I try and paint my women doing something that relates to the street art so the dynamic of the 2d painting is changed by the presence of the 3D woman, bringing art to life and vice versa. If you would…
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‘Molotov’ completed.

This is a small piece, 12 x 10”, 30 x 25 cm, and I painted it alongside a larger work (I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing) but with a different pose.  I used the same model, but in this work, she either hasn’t seen or has ignored, the street art waiter serving his Molotov Cocktails.  In the larger work (see previous blogs for details) the blonde was toasting the waiter.  In both paintings she prefers Coca Cola to Molotov. I was inspired by the street artist @brknwrld for this painting.  I always obtain the permission of the street artist before I incorporate their work into the background of my own composition, and then tag him or her into my Instagram page so as to bring them added publicity.  I am interested in preserving street art, but place my 3D woman in such a way that it relates to the 2D street art but also changes the dynamic of it and vice versa.  If that makes any sense.. If you would like to be kept up to date with what I am up to in the next few weeks please sign up for my Newsletter at the top of…
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‘Global Warming’ Black and White study

This is a small study based on the original ‘Global Warming’ painting and is in black and white with a slight touch of red on the aerosol.  Please see previous blogs to explain my thoughts on this theme. My apologies for short blog this week.  My partner has terminal aggressive cancer and I just am not able to write much today.  Hopefully next week will be better. This piece will be available through Great White Art gallery as of next week,  It is 12 x 10” and is oil on board.  It will have a black frame. If you would like to be kept up to date with what I am up to in the next few weeks please sign up for my Newsletter at the top of the Home page. I am also on Twitter and Instagram and have a Facebook page called Miche Artist.      
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