Saturday, 24 January 2009

Just like a king


I watched an hour of the best TV in a long time. BBC4 showed an hour of Seasick Steve! It was wonderful. So I got up this morning (sounds like the opening of a blues song!) and painted. Not the best painting ever but it made me get my paints out and do something so thank you Seasick!

16 comments:

Quilt Knit said...

It is a very nice painting. Have you ever looked a Freud's paintings. Lucian Freud. Yours of course has great color and motion.
Sherrie

Pippa said...

Well, thanks to you I know this particular song well by now, and there is just something so vitalising about it! Great painting, Steve, (love the dark background) and I'm happy that the painting won over the jobs!

(: Pippa
Pippa's Porch

kazumiwannabe said...

Oh, wow, that's powerful! Your painting is fantastic!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

What? It's fantastic. I missed this programme, I love him. No doubt it'll be repeated. Going check now....

Really excellent. Really.

Margaret Ann said...

Wow! What a great impact...super luscious color..great texture...this guy sounds cool! :)

edgar cabrera said...

"Not the best painting ever"...you've got to be kidding me! I love it!

Rock Kyndl said...

Man...this painting is incredible. The light is so well done. I guess I'll have to check this dude's music out.
The cat's are characters, too.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Glad you aren't seasick! what a wonderful bunch of images you've posted. I'll be back. Happy painting and stay warm.

rachelhoward said...

Love it - the lighting's really nice and you've got his face spot on. I like the angle too. How long did you make him sit still for? :)

Hey - get Mojo this month. Apparently there's a big Nick Cave article and a CD of other people covering his songs.

Oh hang on, I'll just turn round and tell you, that might be easier...

suzanne cabrera said...

Oh my gosh....I can't believe this post reads "I got up this morning and painted"....this seems like something that would have taken a long, long time. Incredible. Love the texture....

Owen said...

Meant to add an g00gle audio link too. I had to listen for a while. Took me back, way back, to the early and mid 1970s. link

Owen said...

Oh dear. Don't know where the first comment went to which the audio link is a follow up. I was saying that your awesome painting reminds me of long time Canadian folk singer Valdy in his younger days. The guy who is now well into his sixties still tours and has made over 60 world tours in his lifetime.

Hazel said...

I really like the angle you choose to paint this from!!!

It makes it feel as if your there watching him perform on stage in person.

chris hack said...

hi there...

a fellow blogger recently sent me a favourite blog award. details are on my latest post on my blog (the rules and stuff). the idea is that you nominate 8 other blogs you like. and then they in turn do the same. i thought it was such a lovely idea... and have picked you fantastic blog as one of mine. hope you like.

and keep up the fantastic work. which is such a constant daily inspiration for me.

chris

Stephen Hall said...

Thanks for your comments you kind people.
Sherrie - I am a fanatical follower of Lucien Freud - I saw an exhibition of his in Manchester many years ago, it was amazing
Pippa - I like painting with dark backgrounds, I love making the light come through out of it, if you know what I mean.
Suzanne - I got up really early and had that compulsion to paint that I wish I could turn on like a tap ...
Owen, thanks for the link to Valdy - it's people who can play guitar like that which makes me want to try, one day.
Hazel - I dropped by your site, it was inspirational in so many ways :-)
Chris - you are the man! Thanks for the award.

Sandy said...

I am really enjoying your art, this is beautiful.

 
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