UPDATE:Thanks to everyone who donated. We raised £431 this year – that’s over three times as much as usual! There are a couple of people who need to send me their address – please use the contact page.
Woah, it’s that time of year again. #livedraw Eurovision, that’s what. Saturday 12 May, 8pm (probably), I’ll be sitting in front of the TV, painting ALL the Eurovision entries as they appear.
I think this is the fifth year! Here are all of 2017 paintings here, click further for 2015 and 2014. Click here for the 2016 Raw Art blog post which gives you a “flavour” of it. All pictures are postcard-size watercolours.
This year I’ve setting up a JustGiving page, as it would be great to make more money for Great Ormond Street. For more details click the button:
This is an updated photo of a loyal Raw Art customer’s wall. He’s just put the Jimi Electric Ladyland canvas up. Seen in this picture, 11 Raw Art paintings on display (there are more I believe in his personal collection). It’s really good to see these paintings all in one place. I don’t have a copy of all of them and I forget what I’ve painted sometimes. Also, this person (Andrew Mills it is you) is good at framing canvas board, which I know some people find difficult.
Some of the paintings here also get a chance to look out of the window, when the blind is drawn, which is a plus.
Thanks Andrew for being the most loyal Raw Art customer.
If you have photo of a Raw Art painting or paintings on a wall, please send it in (use the contact page to get in touch). It’s great to see them in situ, just livin’ their lives.
I didn’t go to the Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican. It was sold out on the last weekend. A few days after it closed, I found a Basquiat umbrella cover in the street. It was brand new. I took that Basquiat umbrella cover and now it’s got a pair of sunglasses in it.
I felt bad not going to see the exhibition. I don’t know why, I might not have even liked it (the show, although I like Basquiat’s paintings).
I missed out on the branded tote bag, the tea towel, the rollerblades and the miniature Warhol wigs.
I painted five Zimbabwe Lemon Creams for a commission, December 2017, for a friend who was brought up with her brother in Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe had just been overthrown, and it was thus: he was painted onto a biscuit and cast in resin.
… Happy New Year. It’s 2018, the year of the paintpot, and we at Raw Art have moved sites – and sights – and bring you this stuff in a slightly different way by changing web hosts. It’s that exciting. Eventually, it should make the web site run faster, being thus better at art, better at bringing it to you, but it will still get up reliably late in the morning.
So chuck out the old, bring in the noo – and more noo – for 2018 is the time to do it. Oh yes.
Above, from the print “fight the future” which is showing at Atom Gallery N16
Here’s a new artwork, “Electric Ladyland 2017”. Oil (not acrylic) on 25 x 25 cm board. Just above is the first one, when it was being painted, cups of tea in view. I may do prints of this image, as I’m working in oils now (better, stronger, er, slower) it will be harder to replicate as a multiple, butI am making minis – which are 15 x 15 cm. Watch out for more. “Watch”. “Out”.
More nonsense from me in the form of a 3.5 metre critique for Grrrr! for artists KEELERTORNERO… They asked me to write something about a task they did for the Grrrr! shop so I decided to start… and didn’t stop. I sealed it in a bottle which was glued heavily. And rolled, so they couldn’t get it out…. but they did.
“We’ve asked each artist we work with on this project to answer some questions about what they do and why they do it. Here is Sian Superman of GRRRR! answering some of these in the form of a short video that she made herself.” So say art persons KeelerTornero.
Just preparing for tonight’s livedraw. Trying to watch some of the acts on a mobile, which is not amazingly easy – please do watch and follow it on the twitter. All acts drawn in real time and all proceeds to great ormond street. Wooh.
We are in
London, UK, where we sometimes have a pop up shop. Although Raw Art has been to Wakefield with Grrrr.