Sunday, 31 March 2013

Bird Head

Bird Head, originally uploaded by Fabric Lenny.
First in a series of Bird Heads....

Gathered Friends

Gathered Friends, originally uploaded by Fabric Lenny.
Latest painting :)

Last Stand - Woven Narratives

Last Stand, originally uploaded by Fabric Lenny.
Oh dear, its not looking good.....

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Woven Narratives - More new Work

Here's the latest painting hot out of the Woven Narratives Stable..... the ongoing collaboration with USA based artist Jonathan Grauel.

Plugged In / Switched Off
Process images

Friday, 22 March 2013

Red Heads and Birds

This week I have been painting mostly Red Heads and Birds....

After a long hiatus the Woven Narratives duo are back on track with a collection of new work in the pipeline, the first of which was completed this morning! From here on in the collaboration goes from strength to strength! More details here
Peaceful Warrior

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Back from Verona

'Fingerpainting in Verona'

I had a great time in a great place last week.... fingerpainting in Verona, delivering a series of iPad painting workshops alongside Matthew Watkins and his exhibition 'Uncontainable Art'. We worked with 100 people over 4 workshops, during 2 days, and it was a rather splendid! Great people, great food and great wine - Super Fantastic!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Heading to Verona

Tomorrow I head off to Verona to meet with friend and fellow 'Fingerpainter" Matthew Watkins as he opens his latest exhibition at 'Museo Civico di Storia Naturale'in Verona. The  short film below forms part of the exhibition. The drawings for the film were created through collaboration on the ipad mini when Matthew and I when we met up in Manchester last month. I will be co-delivering a series of fingerpainting workshops in Verona alongside Matthew on Thursday and Friday!  Exciting stuff!

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Songs From the Orange Dog

I just realised I haven't posted the design that I created for 'Songs from the Orange Dog' by The Housekeeping Society, and here it is!! I like it very much! Get the CD here!

Sleep Comes

More animated iPad explorations with music by The Housekeeping Society

Sleep Comes from Fabric Lenny on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Drawing in Education - Rowley Lane, Huddersfield

Great first day of a four day project with Rowley Lane School, drawing, drawing and more drawing, with 64 children, followed by a great staff session after school! Continuous line, mirror drawing, tonal wash, whole class collaboration, amazing! More tomorrow!!

Collaborative Drawing

Staff Collaborations
Whole class collaboration

Monday, 4 March 2013

Wentworth Castle Commission

Today was the first day of an interesting commission at Wentworth Castle, working with 3 Barnsley schools to create a temporary artwork that celebrates the restoration of the Victorian Conservatory.
Here are a few quick snaps taken on the iPhone to give a flavor of the activities so far.... more soon!
Mirror Drawing

Mirror Drawing

Pen and wash

Pen and Wash

Continuous Line

Continuous Line

Continuous Line

Collaborative Drawing

Live Drawing Set for Giuliano Modarelli

Last Friday (March 1st) I had the pleasure of drawing projected live visuals at the launch of Giuliano Modarelli's beautiful album Englobed, at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, London. The evening included an exciting set by his new collective Kefaya. A review of the evening can be found here.
All of the visuals were drawn live using the iPad, and are not recorded, when they are gone they are gone, off into the ether.... which I really like! Live jamming with visuals! Images by Yvonne Roberts.