Untitled new work in progress. 25/01/18

I came across the work of @brknwrld on Instagram and was drawn to one particular piece called Enjoy Your Cocktails.  I felt I could make something good involving it and have the artist’s permission to use it.  The red version I saw and liked seems to have been a mock up on canvas for the final stencil on a door in Grenoble, I think.  Brkn/wrld describes himself as an Artist of Chaos and it’s worth a look at his Instagram page. A very clever and inventive artist. My take as always, is to add in my trademark woman to make a completely different composition.  By placing a 3 dimensional figure in  the vicinity of the 2 dimensional street art, the work of art is changed significantly.  The art is brought to life and vice versa. So the waiter is offering his tray of Molotov Coca Cola Cocktails, and my young blonde is almost high fiving him with her Diet Free Coke, or maybe just wants to put her bottle on his tray.  Who knows? I am loving painting in this style.  Living on North Street in Bristol I am privileged to see extraordinary Street art every year on my street,…
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‘Lennon’ completed. 17/01/2018

This work was a commissioned piece by a very dear friend of mine who has an aggressive ongoing illness.  I am not sure what will happen to this work, but I don’t think I could bear to sell it.   Maybe it will stand alone as an artwork showing what I am about with my art. I have the permission of the street artist Kobra to paint this work based on a wonderful colourful piece of his street art painted here in Bedminster where I live. My apologies for a short blog this week.  I am very sad just now. Please read the last blog for more info on this work. 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, Instagram and have a Facebook page called Miche Artist as well as my usual Facebook page.
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‘Lennon’ work in progress 03/01/18

This is the start of a private commission for someone very dear to my heart who has a desperately serious illness. The original street art painting of this wonderful image is on the wall of a supermarket near me on North Street in Bristol, UK.   I watched the artist @kobra painting this in bright vivid colours last summer.  It is massive and very beautiful and I am beyond sad to think it will be painted over next summer.  Such is the nature of street art, it is ephemeral.  Upfest is held every year on my street (urban paint festival) and although I absolutely love seeing the works being created, I hate seeing these wonderful pieces being painted over eventually. I have sought and received Kobra’s permission to paint my black and white version of John Lennon.  I have reassured him it is a private commission and I will not be printing posters etc from the finished painting. I am enjoying the change painting in black and white.  Normally I never use black, preferring to mix ultramarine and burnt sienna to get different tones of black.  For this work however, I am using only Lamp Black and Zinc White from which…
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