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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

dready art, the crosswalk at KFC ...


             
                   dready s the crosswalk at KFC - 36x14 - original on canvas

when am asked to do a dready family portrait the hardest part is often the concept … it has to say something about the family, it has to say something about dreadyness, it has to have a place and a time and it cyant be like the others that I've done ...

i was looking through the family's photos, trying to get a feel for everybody and came across one with a group of friends having fun on a crosswalk in Paris and thought … yes man.

i wandered around george town looking for the right  crosswalks and photographing them from all sorts of directions.

couple things drew me to this one: is a little slice of old george town that is still left, it is an often photographed and drawn and painted scene and i wanted to put the dready stamp on it …

the sea in the background makes for a beautiful scene, the fact that we all know the red building is kfc and i wanted a chicken crossing the road …

and finally … the yellow buildings on the right had all belonged to my father when i was a yute so they mean a thing or two to me, I used to spend time on this corner of shedden rd when i visited him …

a few other fun things happened along the way but the end result's something i really like.

yes man!


Sunday, January 25, 2015

dready crystal harbour house


                dready crystal harbour house - 36x14- original on canvas

strangely it was the drawing of the palm tress from which I got the most excitement … they were challenging ..

and then the dogs … cute as buttons.

woof!



Thursday, January 8, 2015

one dready leads to another ...





           dready art 'a son of anarchy' - 20x30

i was doing an all together different dready and i had a space i wanted to fill, a blank space on the right and this was what I ended up drawing …

and since only a portion of the image would show at the edge of the art i thought that it kinda deserved a space all of its own, this son of anarchy ...

it's a take on an iconic steve mcqueen image mixed with some other thoughts and elements … I added the girl in the 3rd draft, which I think finished it off for me ...

and the pink came along completely randomly, chance press of a button ... and I kept it …

and so it becomes an addition to the new #trustafarians ...

peace and love and …

anarchy

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

dready your family …


   
                   macdonald family - 28x40 original on canvas

i like the simplicity of this … no fuss …


easy …


dready s the dancers …


                 dready s the dancers - 40x14 original commission

the dancers are part of another commission … as in they grew out of another commission, out of something the client said and they were so cool that they ended up on their own and the other commission continued as if the dancers had never happened.

it's a story about how the couple first met …

loveness ...

Monday, January 5, 2015

the elegant angler ...



                        the elegant angler - 18x20 original commission

i don't really fish (although dready probably does), is not my thing too much - but i've spent some nice days with ricky sucking on diesel fumes off falmouth, looking for tuna, lovely, fishless days bobbing up and down, with grandpa and uncle ed, between the san juan islands wondering when I could start to eat the sandwiches …

i have better memories of fishing in streams with stacey, of casting off the rocks with max in cayman and as a bwoy dropping line at morgan's harbour … sea just takes too long!

but she, she likes to fish and her parents wanted to show her, on the back of the boat, catching mahi mahi … so, here she is, fishing, in a really nice dress and a pair of dior dark-glasses, 'cause i wanted to show the two sides of a woman who is at home with a fish as she is in a really elegant dress.

tranquility ...