The next three of an ongoing series of Electric paintings, pieces painted, fast interpretations during the time it takes to listen to a very electric album just once. I’m rather enjoying the challenge on this series so far, hopefully, all being well there will be a few more before the Art Car Boot Fair comes around on May 14th, I am being very picky though, it can’t be any old album, it has to have the “thing” that can’t be explained, that electricity, that vital spark, the crackle of electricity. It isn’t about just painting my favourite album covers, it is about a certain “thing” that The Who sing about in “Can’t Explain“. I started painting one album I thought had “it” but four tracks in and it was obvious they only had it for the first two tracks. And then there’s the recordings that have “it” but the cover art isn’t that exciting to paint. It is about doing it quickly during jsut one play of the album, leaving it, seeing the flaws, wanting to fix them but no, that’s it, time is up, step away.
People are requesting I paint particular album covers, the feedback is welcome as is the input, but I am being very very (very) picky and no, unless you happen to hit on the right album, I really can’t take commisions on this series.
All 13 Electric paintings completed so far will be available first at this Saturday’s real life Art Car Boot Fair that happens here in London, at Kings Cross on May 14th. There will be a limited edition print release via the on-line version of the Electric Art Car Boot Fair on the same weekend. All unsold paintings and prints will be available via the Cultivate online shop after the Art Car Boot Fair has been and gone. The series has been inspired by the Electric theme of the fair, I do suspect it will might just carry on beyond the fair…
The previous ten Electric paintings can be viewed here
Full Art Car Boot Fair details can be found here