Monday, 23 April 2007

The start of something


Well, Friday evening was my first working visit to Spearmint Rhino's in Norwich.
I was really kept on my toes trying to sketch the girls, working in the semi-darkness made it hard work, but I guess it would be a bit churlish to moan too much !

After doing some sorting out over the weekend, i managed to finish this piece today, the first of many I hope.

While I think about it, I must say a massive thank-you to Vincent, the girls, and staff at the club.
Everyone made a big effort to make me feel welcome, and got into the idea of what I am trying to achieve.

Bravo !

28 comments:

Ana Banana said...

Beautiful, as always Sam. The composition and contrast I love! Beautiful negative shapes...almost abstract in some ways. I like your bold use of color in this one, too! Great!

Snapper said...

They always do make you feel welcome in these places, Thats how they make money lol

knifepainter said...

Thanks ana, the lighting in there was so poster coloured, almost like animation. I have some good reference material, so I'm hoping to do loads more.

And as for you snapper, I don't know how you got SO cynical !!

Next time you are in and around Norwich I'll take you in and introduce you to everyone...

Bruv said...

Sam,

That's it! I am taking up painting!

knifepainter said...

I knew you would have to give it serious thought !

Bruv said...

I just lack one thing.........

Talent!

knifepainter said...

Practice is the key, that's why I have to go again......

beachfreak said...

Just had a second look, really like it. Looking forward to more.

God, your life's so shit isn't it?

For those who don't understand sarcasm, that last comment is an excellent example.

knifepainter said...

I don't know what you mean.......

Ana Banana said...

I really don't understand sarcasm at at all, nor the crazy people who use it as a rude means for expression.

just sarcasting! ahahhaha

WEll, I can't wait to see more along this style, Sam. I like the boldness very much.

beachfreak said...

There's a great debate simmering here about the difference between humour (sorry, humor) on the two sides of the pond - and how we express ourselves. Not sure if this is the right place to have it, maybe one day.

As for 'sarcasting', that totally rocks as a word and I'm going to program it into my head.

Tomorrow I'm going to teach my kids about sarcasting.

It's like real and everything, I'm almost shaking with excitement.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Sarcasting

knifepainter said...

you need to get out to the beach more mate.

Ana Banana said...

hahaha...I'm laughing beachfreak...I didn't even KNOW that was a word! And here I thought I was LIKE TOTALLY hip, DUDE!

I think I need to get out more, too, SAM.

knifepainter said...

I need to get to the studio more !

beachfreak said...

Speaking of the beach, had a cracking afternoon down at Cart Gap yesterday. Big beach glass hunt, my 4-y-o appears to be a natural. The 5-y-o was trying, but too busy screaming at the teeny tiny swell and trying to ride the dog like a horse.

gingerwitch said...

Ah yes, but they both take after you as had their trousers off within five minutes of hitting the sand!

knifepainter said...

Typical, five minutes of beach action, instant shameless nakedness !

gingerwitch said...

Same you can't use beach glass as hard currency, we'd be loaded!

gingerwitch said...

Also a same (shame) I can't type

Ana Banana said...

I'm learning a lot about you British folks from this little blog of yours, Sam. For instance, it appears men of your country --both young and not so young -- like getting their kits off quite often.

knifepainter said...

Oh ana, not just the men.....we have had to get nekkid just to keep up with the girls.

They are a nightmare, always starkers, at the drop of a hat !!!

Ana Banana said...

And here I thought Benny Hill and Monty Python were just big comedy routines...now I come to find, from your blog, that maybe they give good representation of British folk in general. yes?

knifepainter said...

Oh yeah.......Benny Hill was practically a documentary !

gingerwitch said...

Especially the bit about the milkman with the thick glasses, sort of looks a bit like beachfreak!

gingerwitch said...

And he is related to many of the contestants in the Upper Class Twit of the Year contest (Monty Python), many of whom were at the East Anglian Country and Game Fair today!

gingerwitch said...

And he is related to many of the contestants in the Upper Class Twit of the Year contest (Monty Python), many of whom were at the East Anglian Country and Game Fair today!

gingerwitch said...

I may even get the hang of this one day, sorry a bit heavy handed there!!!!

knifepainter said...

Better twice than never love.....