There's a shop in the high street that sells cheap crap that no one really wants, but at the back next to all the crazy frog stationary they had canvases for 99p. So I thought "what the hell, I'll give it ago"
I got some acrylic paints too while I was there. (£1:69)
I've never painted on a canvas before or used acrylics ether, so I started out using them like water colours.
I penciled what I had in my head on to the canvas then put some colour washes on. At the time I was a bit worried about losing the pencil lines and there fore losing my way.
It's at this point I'm thinking that it doesn't look like whats in my head, and it never will with out some proper deeper colours on. So I started banging on the paint undiluted.
It turnes out that I'm crap at mixing colours though. Its no right so I add some of this, then some of that. Thats too dark so some white goes in, but I used too much ect. So I'm ending up with loads of this colour for just a little bit.
The idea in my head was to do a weird retro style TV with something natural in it. People paint trees. I thought it would be interesting to ask "What if the only trees left to paint were on TV?" Which is also why it's like a cross between a television and a specimen jar. The important thing for me is getting a good glow. (like off a TV in a dark room).
The glow above is crap. But I'm finding mixing paint is a lot easier when you actually do it on the canvas. So I am learning something I guess.
So as you can see in the picture above I painted over the crap glow with another crap glow.
The cartoonist in me is making me paint the glow in a really dodgy radioactive rays style (dick head)
Time to paint over it again.
Third time's a charm! I actually ended up squeezing the tubes out on to the canvas. For a moment I felt like an actual artist or something.
So there it is. Weird tree in/on a weirder TV.
It's about the enviroment.
The last picture will get slightly bigger if you click on it.