January 27, 2006

A slippery fish - Plans for this blog

I am crestfallen. Like a newt that's lost its headpiece. While my serendipitous weaving through some of my favourite paintings is all well and good, I have again lost sight of what I wanted Kettle of Fish to be - a more unpredictable ramble through everything. This could take me away from doing my own art on Elbowroom too much, so I'm not going to spend oodles of time on it.

I want to create more scrapbook montages on diverse subjects like telephones, cacti, surreal fish, beetles, chocolate, etc. This means doing a lot of scanning and compiling on the computer, and perhaps some research and writing too. So I am planning to do more involved things much less often, whilst still posting famous and not so famous paintings and other images when the will takes me. If you like looking here, then to keep tabs on new postings, why not subscribe to one of those blog news services, something like Bloglines. I think also I will start an archive that puts things under theme, to keep the scrapbook montages all together and find-able.

January 26, 2006

St Peters Church doorway, Brighton
Thursday Challenge: "Door"

Max Beckmann - Prodigal Son, 1949. One of my absolute favourite painters.

Kaba Kick - have you ever seen anything so ridiculously awful. Looks fun in a terrible sort of way.
Found amongst many strange images at Miquel.com

January 22, 2006

Richard Lindner - Hit, 1971

Mambo for Cats

Kitaj - The Oak Tree 1991

January 20, 2006

The ubiquitous cranes of Berlin, plus a balloon. Picture taken Spring 2003. Thursday Photo Challenge: High.

Paula Rego - (title not known)

January 17, 2006

Pieter Breughel the Elder - fish

Picasso - Woman with a Flower, 1932

January 15, 2006

Samuel Palmer - Harvest Moon
We were walking in Samuel Palmer country today - from Aynsford to Shoreham in Kent, right past his old house. So here is one of his most transcendent paintings.

Redon - Sita, c.1893

January 12, 2006

Thomas Hart Benton - Musician, 1949

January 09, 2006

Farrago cartoon by Mike Turner

Gustav Klimt - Malcesine on Lake Garda, 1913

January 06, 2006

January 05, 2006

Miro - The Kerosene Lamp, 1924

Grayson Perry - Prozac Millionaires

Brook Slane, illustrator - Spaceage

Lehmbruck - Seated Youth, 1917

January 03, 2006

El Greco - View of Toledo, 1597

January 02, 2006

Georges Braque - Still-Life - Le Jour, 1929