Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Self portrait's...


Here's a self portrait that's half way through being painted, but I actually prefere the painting at this stage, to the finished work. I was about 23, I think, but the painting wasn't finished for another couple of years, and took on many more guises. I not completely sure if it is finished yet, this painting sit's in the corner of my studio behind my guitar case. It was shown at 'The Institution' Art exbibition, it measures 17 " by 24" and uses a wide selection of materials. Which do you prefere?


Hey great news, I'm up to number 3 on the Alternative chart IAC with Plasticine, thankyou to everyone who is playing the tunes, keep it up. Let me know which painting you prefere, so take care and GMaS.

mikey

18 Comments:

Blogger elena said...

Hi Mikey!!!

I love the first one because it's more relaxing, his face is sweeter and, for me, red colour is very aggressive...You paint the human body very well, fantastic, we've got a great painter here...
But the one I LOVE the best, I really LIKE it, is Body and Soul under the Waterfall...I've been watching it for half an hour, trying not to lose the details...what do the circles that the figures have in their hands represent??
My mother and my uncle are painters too, I'll try to post some pictures someday so you can have a look if you like...
Congratulations for your songs..Wonderful!! I'll keep on playing them..

Tuesday, February 07, 2006  
Blogger Dale said...

Dear Mikey

Another striking portrait.
Very well done, indeed!

Congratulations on your IAC placing!

Take care.
Dale

Tuesday, February 07, 2006  
Blogger ticharu said...

The waterfall pic is awesome and I like the red one cuz you look so mean, like a Conqistador. 'here is my sword... where is you gold?'

Tuesday, February 07, 2006  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Thanks Elena, I would love to see there painting's. The circles represent infinity, and the circle of life. Thanks for your comment.

Cheers Dale,you are a star.

Hey Ticharu, hope your doing well mate, thanks for the shout, take care and glad you like the stuff.

mikey

Wednesday, February 08, 2006  
Blogger Claire Eliza said...

Hey Mikey,
I like both paintings, but the second one I love because of the red back ground and the defined lines on the shoulders and chest.
Congrats on the raiting of Plasticine! Like I said, it's one of my favourite songs at the moment. One of my most played.
xoxo
- claire -

Wednesday, February 08, 2006  
Blogger Janey said...

I think the second one has a Bruce Lee quality to it. I like the first one, mostly because it has a softer quality to it.

Congrats on Plasticine!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006  
Blogger ginab said...

Hmm...is the second portrait complete? I like the rediscovery, the ongoingness of this process (there I go again, process) with the first one. The result still depends a lot on the elements that you use to complete the painting and then this one may be that painting that remains to evolve, to constantly offer back to you what you need to see and feel inspired to create other works you are certain are complete when they are done.

A lot of words there.

Congratulations on numero tres for Plasticine. The lyrics are some of the best I have heard in some years.

-g+bb

Wednesday, February 08, 2006  
Blogger jillytee said...

Hi Mikey, I love the paintings finished or not and also the previous rain forest one. You have a great gift, keep on showing us!
jill

Wednesday, February 08, 2006  
Blogger Elaine said...

The first one has a contemplative feeling about it and the second is more aggressive. Almost warrior-like. They're both wonderful.
I'm so glad your songs are doing well on IAC.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006  
Blogger Bri said...

My, but you are a handsome son-of-a-gun! (Rene, you don't mind if I say so, right?!)

Love,
Brina

Wednesday, February 08, 2006  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Thanks Claire, I'm so glad you like Plasticine, hope you keep playin it, take care.

Cheers Janey, I can understand the Bruce Lee, thanks for the comment.

Thankyou Ginab, I understand,like it, thanks, there is a bit more of a story to go with the second painting, it's really interesting to have all these new idea's buzzing about.

Hey Jill, hope you and Mark are doing well, thanks for the shout, take care.

Thanks Elaine, that's very clever of you, I was in a bit of a battle, and I think I was a bit angry. Thanks for posting, take care.

mikey

Wednesday, February 08, 2006  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hey thanks Brina, Rene won't mind, I think she would mind if you said I was ugly. Thanks again, take care.
mikey

Wednesday, February 08, 2006  
Blogger greekzoe said...

Hey Mikey,

I think both paintings are excellent. But if I had to choose, I believe I like the first one. I like that it doesn't have as much color in it. The second one looks angry. Maybe because of the red.

I have my self portrait up over at my blog, let me know what you think if you get a chance.

Take care,

Zoe

Wednesday, February 08, 2006  
Blogger AndyW said...

The top looks like your body is suspended in space and time.
Very cool!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

Hi Mikey,
I put my vote in for number one, if I have to choose.
The second one, looks like Bruce Springsteen to me.
Do you see that?


I am listening to "A Better Me". What a beautiful song. So glad Plasticine is moving up. That is a great tune. It is the type of song that puts you in a good mood, right away. I also LOVE "Feel My Heat"...I come by at least once a day to have a listen. You should be higher up on the charts. No bias. You are that good!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006  
Blogger Gary said...

Great paintings Mikey. I'm so pleased to see yours and Rachel's music doing so well on IAC. I'd love to get a job there. They are down the road from me.. Your CD is in my car stereo, disk number 4 and I play it all the time there too.

When you did the drums for "Feel my heat" did you program those using Acid or did you have a real kit? I have a song that calls for drums using brushes instead of sticks, it is a mellow tune I'm about to record and I'm having a hell of a time locating the right loops.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Thanks AndyW,

Thanks Izygrl, it's funny, someone else said that the second one reminded them of Bruce Lee, and now you say Bruce Springsteen, there seem's to be a conection, he he.
Thankyou for all your loverly words, keep listening in, take care.

Hey Gary, hope your doing good mate, the drum's for feel my heat, where originally programed, but then Mark Brezizki played on the version that you have, he is an incredible drummer. I know how frustating it is to be drum programing, I've got to start doing it myself for the new song, but I keep finding other things to do first. Thanks for the shout mate, hope your stuff on IAC continues to do well as well. Take care mate.

mikey

Wednesday, February 08, 2006  
Blogger ginab said...

Tell the story. Really. I think there are painters amongst, for instance.

-g+bb

Monday, February 13, 2006  

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