Whilst this picture is called ‘Autumn Girl’ (for that is its name) it actually looks like this young lady has just come back from some extended summer holiday in one of the world’s classier sun-drenched tourist getaways. She has that certain glowing skin tone that only seems to last for a few days once you get back to dear old Blighty. I’m sure she’ll be augmenting it with bottles of fake tan but nothing can quite compare to those first few days back in the UK after summer holiday when nobody can possibly escape the fact that you’ve just got back from some trip or other gallivanting round the Med or touring the Croatian coastline in search of yet another festival. Ah, to be that young/lucky again…
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Title: Autumn Girl
Materials: Paint pen, watercolour, spray paint, acrylic, pencil, pastel and charcoal
You want serendipity? I’ll give you serendipity. Although you may need a little background before it seems all that serendipitous. I’ve always loved records and have collected them on and off since I was about 16. I’ve also always been a womble and will pick up interesting things in my travels and take them home (usually to paint on). So what was I meant to do when I rounded a corner near my house and came across an armful of abandoned 12″ records lying by a bin. It was like seeing a load of forsaken kittens lying in the street. I had no choice but to scoop them up and head on my way feeling ever so slightly smug about the whole thing. While I was having a quick check through them (which revealed that they were largely mid 90’s dance) I thought I’d perhaps re-design the covers and then put them back out on the street.
So here’s the first of my redesigns. It was initially this:
But is now the marvel you see at the top. I’ve taken it quite literally and used a stencil of my own mum. Ha! That will hopefully fox someone when it gets back out on the street…
If you want to know which record I’m on about you can find out here: