The ongoing matter of an Electric Painting, the series that started back in the Summer of last year…

“Ola – Electric Painting No.32” (Jan 2023) – Acrylic on canvas, 20x20x1cm – The ongoing matter of an Electric Painting, the series that started back in the Summer of last year goes on, fast interpretations of very electric album covers painted in the time it takes to play the album (very loudly) just once. This one really did require painting last night, it could have been any one of a number of Jeff Beck or Yardbirds albums, but this one was the first I got my hands on back in the day and I always did like the cover… R.I.P Jeff Beck.

“Ola – Electric Painting No.31” Acrylic on canvas, 20cm x 20cm x 1cm (Jan 2023)

I did think at some point last year, that I would carry on painting these interpretations until I had enough to fill a gallery wall, but no, these paintings aren’t for a gallery wall, there’s jsut moments in time, thirty minutes here, fifty minutes there. All the Electric paintings I stil lhave ca nbe found in the Cultivate online shop. There will be more when the need to paint one demands I do just that, as it did last night.

I have actually painted Rene Magritte’s 1958 ‘La Chambre d’Écoute I’ (The Listening Room I) of course, but really I was painting a Jeff Beck album cover…