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watercolor sketchbook } w.i.p.

Listen to Elbow’s The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver:

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watercolor sketchbook } boys leave

My sister’s cat Nitfa left last night. I’ve been saying this for years: boys leave.

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david comes back to town

What more appropriate song for a fun (and bittersweet) day with Dave than Soft Cell’s Say Hello Wave Goodbye? I couldn’t be happier when my high school friend David Dobson said he’d be stopping over on his way back from Jaipur to the US. David never fails to make me laugh. And of course what little time […]

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the little ones } inspired by a doodle this morning

A few months ago I drew some pictures and called them ‘The Little Ones’ because they’re little. And they’re cute. This morning, instead of cleaning my home I picked up the above piece of paper that I’d used to serve as a masking device for one of my paintings, and I wrote some notes on it. Then I […]

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new old painting

Sometimes I start a painting and leave it for a while. A few weeks or months later I begin another painting on top of that one, and again I stop. This is my fourth painting on this canvas since April. I had a feeling this one would stick, and it did. I’m very happy with […]

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watercolor sketchbook } the twenty

Listen to Army Dreamers by Kate Bush.

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new paintings } the centerfold II and III

After painting my first two Centerfolds, I decided that they would seem a little out of place in my upcoming exhibition. So I scrapped work on the third (and originally fourth) painting. Yesterday my dear friend Mai visited the gallery and asked me where they were. I told her that I felt they were superfluous and irrelevant. To […]

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carbon imprints } future exhibition residue

I’ve been working with carbon paper for years now and still find it fascinating. Here I’m sharing some of my latest scraps, including several that I’ve inverted just for fun. Listen here to Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Kiss Them For Me.

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in duplicate and triplicate } they dance to andrew bird

Yesterday I posted a video to Instagram which I felt needed to be longer, because I am momentarily in love with Andrew Bird’s song Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left. So I am posting the song here, along with a slideshow of more Duplicate and Triplicate drawings.

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watercolor sketchbook } striped soup

This is actually a new watercolor sketchbook I just bought from Green & Stone’s in London. The reason I’ve started yet a new one is that the one I was previously painting in is still at the Mathaf Museum in Doha. What could I do, I had the urge to do some watercoloring last night and this morning.

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