The working life of Lancashire based artist Joe Hesketh, this will include the process of making my work, shows and my take on the general fun & frolicks of my life as a painter in Pendle.
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To start with I had a very exciting box turn up last week, a full new colection of paint I ordered with the Art's council money, it turned up the day after I ordered it from Jackson's art suppies, so they were super quick!
Now onto the hat for the party this Wednesday...
I thought it would be quite fabulous for my theme this time to be the sea or even a quick catch from my holiday in Brighton, so what can one put together?
While I strive for utmost precision in every detail I cannot be held responsible for any injury or damage undertaken with use of plastic lobster, a bit of string and a fishnet stocking!
The work went well last week, I was straight back in after my holiday like a duck to water, as sometimes it can take days to get the connection back. I think it was all down to my new paint suit that I collected in Brighton (been after one for some time now, Santa didn't bring last December) so here I am in my new Death Roe.
Friday I went to a performance by Laura Mugridge called "Running on Air" a fantastic comedy show in her camper van in a car park in Newton (Lancs) called for a swift pint first at the Parkers arms and then for a full hour and a half of Laura's camper stories with biscuit barrel drums and driving with paper plates, I cannot go into how good it was, but look out for her show at a festival near you, below the yellow camper, I am soo jealous of.
The studio technician and I went away for a week, I love Brighton, people dress like me down there, well so I thought, I haven't been there for quite a few years, and I did get a few points and stares of my vintage colour chaos outfits, but you know that just made it more fun for me! Below when Montee and I arrived at the beach
Funny who we bumped into on the beach, Paul Hartley can you believe?
I'm guessing now that you can tell the weather was windy? Well it was a backlash from the tornado in America, the gusts were so strong a man had to help me into my hotel (after my third attempt) my clothes blew up like balloons which made it hard to walk, so I looked up he just grabbed me opened the door and pushed me in, WELL FUNNY, tad embarrassing?
Me in the wind, pointing at the pier were my favourite Ghost Train is, can you believe they wouldn't let dogs on and thew the Montee and me off! Charming!
Saw some public art, looks like a giant doughnut to me, or maybe we could smell some?
All in all we had a good week, lots of nice veggi places, were the ladies made a big fuss of the bearded one and gave him treats and water, stayed with Anita and Steve one night and met George for the 1st time and even had lunch with Simon, who's a train stop away. Also I picked up a lovely lobster, but will show you that when I put together something special next week for the Hat party 28th, but first back to the painting!
Monts, happy chasing pebbles!
Me with what's left of the old pier, though I like the spooky-ness of it now, you should see it at night.