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Simpler times-new Frankenstein portrait

As an iconic image used to the point of obsolescence by everyone from Warhol to Ron English, I realise that it’s not bringing anything new to the table.

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David Van Gough-Rise

Rise

‘Rise’ Oil on canvas 30″ x 40″

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haunted

The Haunted-new self portrait painting by David Van Gough

The Haunted 36 “x 24” | oil on canvas

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dennis

Dennis Paul Batt | 1952-2012

Dennis Paul Batt-By Jen Trute 32″ x 24″ | oil on linen

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mission

The Mission

The Mission 11″ x 17″ Oil on Canvas

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alchemy

Staring at white walls

Felt like a corpse today- one of those plastinated exhibits by Gunther Von whatsisface-posed in permanent stance, brush aloft, eyes like razor slashes, skin like alabaster. The irony isn’t lost on me of all people.

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Twenty four years separate us

With the self portrait currently consuming me, I thought this sketch was too irresistible a prospect not to do. Of course there’s a part of me that balked at laying the cruel ravages of age bare on the slab for all to see, but the perverse side won out.

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RiseDET

Carry on Painting.

Week two of 2012 and I’m battling my annual cold, between a commission which I cannot share and a self portrait (which I want not to just yet). I’ve also been trying to bring Rise to completion-Trying being the operative…a perfect case of disconnect between whats on the canvas and in the minds eye. Will […]

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Arise

Despite best efforts, Rise cannot rise to the occasion until it dries. I think it’s the new organic turps I’ve been using, it’s like a drying retardant, which would be fine except the snails pace makes it feel like it’s still 2011.

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There’s no angels

Each Solstice, I try to make a concession-or antidote- to the sentiments of the season, and create limited edition cards for my friends. This year being no exception, here is a drawing entitled ‘There’s no angels’ that shall be gracing mantles across the country.

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