Monday, January 25, 2010

A Cup of Tea and a Corner Cafe.


BC #8 (of a painting by Ken Rees-Gibbs from a solo exhibition  - June 2007)

















BC #9 (of a painting - District 6 - by Sydney Goldblatt - August 1991)

13 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

Excellent!! I think you should change the name though - these are definitely not bad copies, but rather 'inspired by' ....

ps the word verification is unraw - does this mean cooked!!

Leenie said...

I am totally with frayedattheedge. Not bad copies but inspired by. Putting the work on a printed page gives such character to your art.

Sarah said...

I especially like what you have done with the first one-the way you changed the blue woman to make her whole again!

Aris said...

Oh my I love these! And I Love the two images together. Mostly i love that you look to others for inspiration and that you are learning a great deal from a wide range of artists, and on top of it you share your process. However young lady you need to stop with the bad copy thing!!!(:
It might be fun to try painting with acrylics on the text and letting some show through and making some disappear. just a thought(:

aimee said...

oh yay!! back to your book doodles! i think of them as little springboards from the picture to your take on it. love them.

Anairam said...

Thank you all! Regarding the name - you will notice that I have stopped calling them Bad Copies, and now refer to them as BCs. So the B could really stand for anything. Some days I feel it stands for Beautiful, other days Bold, and unfortunately sometimes for Below Average. But never Bad anymore!

Shannon said...

These are just the greatest. You made me realize in this moment that I have a fear of drawing in books, like it's just wrong or something! I am going to face that fear today!!! Thank you for your continued inspiration.

Alexandra Hedberg said...

the text is the perfect backgrund to your drawing!

it's an art piece in itself

at swim-two-birds said...

love these drawings

rachel awes said...

ooooh, i just love your art on book pages!! inspiring!!

Freshly Found said...

I love the way you alter books with your bc's!

L'Atelier said...

really great!

nathalie et cetera said...

i love that you use old books to do your BCs. I also love your interpretations of others work. You interpretation of the first one is almost better than the original.