Sunday, 29 April 2012

New Paintings for the end of April

Duck and Donkey

Pink Self Talking Hares

Thursday, 26 April 2012

drawings about drawing

2 drawings about drawing, made late last night. I LOVE DRAWING!

Parting the Hares


Parting-the-Hares, originally uploaded by Fabric Lenny.
Phew! This one is finally complete! This is a large format digital painting worked up from sketchbook drawings, then on the iPad and finished then up on the desktop.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Another Great Day Drawing with School Children

Today I spent a really enjoyable and productive day at Birdwell Primary School in Barnsley, working with over 45 children to produce a number of wonderful drawn images, on paper and canvas. The children also produced a number of drawings in 154 seconds for the twitter plus fourteen strand of the project. A selection can be seen here. Tomorrow I travel to Newham to work with children at Gallions School to produce a body of work which will be exhibited alongside the work from Birdwell. All photographs by Yvonne Roberts.


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Pen and Wash

Today I spent the whole day with 7 and 8 year olds in a School in Batley, drawing mainly with pen and wash (here)...... subsequently I unearthed these two drawings of mine from a few months back and realised that i REALLY like them! What do you think?
Pen and ink character studies

Monday, 23 April 2012

Commission on its way to Germany

This sizable mixed media painting on cardboard, mounted on stretched canvas (snapped on my iPhone) is finally on its way to a private collector in Germany, along with a limited edition print named Czar Pinky..... Hurrah!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

154 hours 004


154 hours 004, originally uploaded by Fabric Lenny.
During late March and early April 2012, Artist Fabric Lenny spent a period of 154 hours in a small village in Scotland creating 12 monochromatic mixed media paintings. The paintings will form part of the 154 Collective exhibition at the Cooper Gallery in Barnsley, which lauches in June 2012.
Process film here vimeo.com/40402562

Sunday, 15 April 2012

154 hours 002


154 hours 002, originally uploaded by Fabric Lenny.
During late March and early April 2012, Artist Fabric Lenny spent a period of 154 hours in a small village in Scotland creating 12 monochromatic mixed media paintings. The paintings will form part of the 154 Collective exhibition at the Cooper Gallery in Barnsley, which lauches in June 2012.
Process film here vimeo.com/40402562

Canal Project Starts this week!

An image I capture on the Leeds Liverpool Canal last week during a planning session
This week sees the start of a very exciting project for photographer Yvonne Roberts and I, as we follow and document one of the last horse drawn canal boats in the UK as it makes its way from Leeds to Bradford. We will be creating drawings, photographs and short films to documate and celebrate the journey. More to come....

154 hours


During late March and early April 2012, Artist Fabric Lenny spent a period of 154 hours in a small village in Scotland creating 12 monochromatic mixed media paintings. The paintings will form part of the 154 Collective exhibition at the Cooper Gallery in Barnsley, which lauches in June 2012. This film runs for 154 seconds......

Thursday, 5 April 2012

154 Hours in Pilmur

Last Saturday I packed up my black and white art materials and headed for the hills - well Scotland to be a little more precise, just outside Aviemore.  It is a beautiful spot that we have visited a couple of times before, but this time I planned on making a new body of work over a 154 hour period to form part of the 154 Exhibition.

Painting at Pilmur - image Yvonne Roberts
So far I have made a good start on nine A1 mixed media works, all mono-chrome and all lots of fun. I am working with posca pens, acrylic paint, water soluble graphite, pen and ink, acrylic spray paint and heavy duty stock. I have also started a few pieces on the iPad which I have worked on at night after the light has deserted me...... In line with how many of my recent works have developed, I have no preparatory sketches for these works, the images, marks and patterns grow out of the act of painting, characters emerge and dialogues start. At the back of my mind I have the idea of a 16 panel image which these 9 will form part of, but for now, anything can happen.  I have also managed to squeeze in a couple of walks, a couple of glasses of wine and a couple of bottles of real ale, along with some fine food and fine company. Who could ask for more!!!

I am documenting the process as the work progresses, and intend to make a short film piece on my return to Yorkshire.....

Anna taking in a spectacular view at the Highland Wildlife Park