L is for learner

 

The back yard art class

yields multiple benefits

aah! the smell of paint.

 

by Scooj

 

L is for Learner, Scooj, 27 July 2019
L is for Learner, Scooj, 27 July 2019

 

 

 

A, B, C.

 

Learning to spray-paint

with my A, B, Cs. There is

plenty of headroom.

 

by Scooj

 

  • I’ve finally set myself up with some boards in the garden and paint. This is going to be a very long and difficult journey. It is so difficult, and my admiration for the artists I write about has gone stratospheric. I thought I’d start with the alphabet, and see if repetition and practice get me anywhere. If, by the time I get to Z I have made no improvement, then I’ll hang up my boots, and accept that I am just not cut out for this. But if I don’t try, I’ll never know.

2174. M32 roundabout J3 (142)

 

Ordinarily I’d be a little irritated by the overpainting of a Kid Crayon piece, especially after such a short existence, but in this instance I am more than prepared to forgive Fiva. In fairness, I think the collaboration had already been bombed and so the wall was ready for a new look.

Fiva, M32, Bristol, April 2019
Fiva, M32, Bristol, April 2019

This is a vibrant pink FIVA set on a green bubbly background, which employs all the tricks used by the artist to give a 3D look and feel to the piece. Better still, and I am so utterly made up by this, Fiva has given me my first ever ‘shout out’ in the bottom left hand corner ‘Yo Scooj’. I am touched and honoured to have made it onto such a splendid piece.

Fiva, Scooj, M32, Bristol, April 2019
Fiva, Scooj, M32, Bristol, April 2019

I have never met Fiva, so I must conclude that he has at some point stumbled on this blog and read some of my posts about him. Definitely, definitely need to hook up at some point, although I don’t think he uses Instagram, so getting in touch could be a challenge. Great work, and many thanks.

Strike one off the bucket list

 

With spraycan in hand

two hours of heavenly joy;

ah! the smell of paint.

 

by Scooj

 

  • At last I got my hands dirty today, or at least I didn’t because I had to wear horrible rubber gloves. Ths is my very first time holding a spraycn after being given some basic instruction by the lovely Loch Ness. It did not turn out quite how I wanted, but it has left me with an unquenchable thirst for more. Finding the time, the wall and affording the paint are going to be my next challanges. I have lots of ideas in my head, and everyone says it is all about practice. A red letter day.
Scooj, Upfest shop, 8 July 2018
Scooj, Upfest shop, 8 July 2018
Scooj, Upfest shop, 8 July 2018
Scooj, Upfest shop, 8 July 2018
Scooj, Upfest shop, 8 July 2018
Scooj, Upfest shop, 8 July 2018
Scooj, Upfest shop, 8 July 2018
Scooj, Upfest shop, 8 July 2018