‘Tongue In Cheek’. Completed 05/12/27

One of my followers on Twitter came up with this title.   A bit rude perhaps, but it made me smile, and at this time of year, we so need a bit of humour.  I hope it won’t cause offence Please see my previous blog to give you details of why and how I painted this piece.  @krishnamalla is a fine street artist and I have his permission to use his work here.  The mouth is actually part of a street art painting involving two mouths and I am painting a smaller work using the other mouth.  At the moment I am using 2ft square canvasses, but am aware not everyone wants a canvas on their walls this big – many of us live in smaller houses these days – so this second painting is on a much smaller canvas.  More on this next week. If you would like to be kept up to date with what I am up to in the near future, please sign up for my Newsletter at the top of the Home page. I send these out quarterly.   I am also on Twitter, Instagram and have a Facebook page called Miche Artist as well…
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New work in progress. 29.11.17

A new work in progress featuring the art of street artist @krishnamalla Krishna Malla.   I saw this artist at work during Upfest last summer down at Ashton Gate Football Stadium.  Upfest (Urban Paint Festival) is held each year on North Street, Bristol, the street where it just so happens I live.  Street artists from all over the globe descend on North Street and it has now spread farther around the area including this year for the first time the football home stadium of Bristol City. I have adapted Krishna Malla’s piece to suit my composition and have his permission to use the work.  Street art disappears over time and I want to preserve some of this wonderful work for the future in my own paintings.  I have added a touch of humour placing my trademark woman bending over to adjust her shoe strap just as the mouth is about to bite her bum.  Juvenile perhaps, but it does draw the eye in. I am looking forward to getting down to the detail next week once the paint has dried.  In the meantime I shall be starting a smaller similar work.  Watch this space. If you would like to be…
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‘You can be as naughty as you want, just don’t get caught’. 17.11.2017

I came across the extraordinary work of street artist @therealbambistreetartist or Bambi and have become a big fan, particularly anything to do with Amy Winehouse who is one of my heroines. I discovered the Princess Diana graffiti and thought it might work in one of my paintings. I am interested in preserving street art as it is so often painted over, and this way someone can have a piece of street art by buying my work. I love the way Diana is portrayed as Mary Poppins being looked up to by the grandchildren she never met. I also liked the quirky touch of the Harrods bag ! The words sprayed on the wall are words she said to Wills and Harry when they were small boys. To make the picture my own composition, I have as always added in my trade mark woman, but this time she is going to have a passing resemblance to Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, mother of George and Charlotte. She is walking past the graffiti because she has never met Diana and is walking into the sunshine, leaving behind the rain necessitating Diana’s umbrella. I am always interested in any other feedback on my work.…
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