We’ve got ourselves a heatwave

Heat Wave (Full)
Heat Wave, 2018. Watercolour on paper. 29.7 x 21cm

Yes, it’s that time of year again.

Summertime.

It’s a season when, funnily enough, our weather improves markedly on the previous three seasons; autumn, winter and spring.

So it should come as no surprise that, on occasion, a prolonged period of warm weather is always possible. This, despite the cliche that it always rains in Great Britain.

It’s true, it does rain. Thank goodness.

But, more often than not, with the climate as it is, the UK does have the occasional heatwave.

And, as of Monday June 25th 2018, much of Great Britain is in the midst of a heatwave,

The illustrated painting depicts just that; a heat wave.

You can own the original watercolour painting titled Heat Wave here.

Also available, a limited edition print.

 

She’s Had Her Kicks (FIFA World Cup: Russia 2018)

World Cup - Russia 2018 (She's Had Her Kicks)
World Cup – Russia 2018 (She’s Had Her Kicks), 2018. Gouache, watercolour and household paint on card. 29.7 x 21cm

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It’s that time again. Yes it really has been four years since Brazil 2014…Welcome to the the FIFA World Cup 2018 where Russia plays host.

I wasn’t going to make a painting for this tournament but then I remembered a popular little James Bond film titled From Russia With Love.

There was only one way I was going to go.

She’s Had Her Kicks is an original artwork depicting the iconic shoe spikes of Russian assassin, Rosa Klebb (No.3) played by Lotte Lenya, deflating a vintage football from the 1970s.

If you would like to own the original She’s Had Her Kicks, please click here.

Alternatively, you can own a limited edition print of She’s Had Her Kicks here.

Kim-Trump Summit, Trump-Kim Summit

Somewhere, The Trump-Kim Summit
Somewhere, The Trump-Kim Summit, 2018. Acrylic and pencil on card. 29.7 x 21cm

This is an artwork depicting a fictional mountain range aptly named the Trump-Kim Summit.

The work is titled Somewhere, The Trump-Kim Summit and is an acrylic and pencil drawing on card.

Meanwhile, you can read more about an historic meeting  that took place in Singapore today between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un from the following sources:

https://www.northkoreatimes.com/news/257467495/donald-trump-meets-kim-jong-un-private-talks-begin

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/06/12/trump-kim-summit-six-things-you-need-know-historic-meeting/693555002/

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/trump-kim-meeting-live-updates-latest-time-date-location-stream-a8392686.html

You can own the original artwork Somewhere, The Trump-Kim Summit here.

Thank you.

Singapore

Singapore
Singapore, 2018. Felt tip and watercolour on card. 29.7 x 21cm

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Singapore hosts a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in what could be an historic move towards peace on the Korean peninsula.

Don’t be fooled into thinking this is the beginning of world peace, however. Shit continues in several other warzones around the globe.

But hey, better than nothing.

Click here to buy Singapore.

An Egg A Day

An Egg A Day
An Egg A Day, 2018. Acrylic, gouache and household paint on card. 11.69 x 8.27 inches

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Another day, another food revelation…or not.

So then. Eggs cannot kill you. Well, not unless you load a civil war musket with an egg of the hard boiled kind and fire it at point blank range into…

Well, you get my point.

No. Eggs now come jam packed (actually protein packed) with all that good fat instead of that awful bad fat those old eggs used to be laid with.

Bastard hens.

Anyway, bottom line, Eggs are good for you.

Read the full article here.

You can buy An Egg A Day here.

Space Ant Fires Laser At Earth

Ant NebulaThe best news story of the day is the report of a space ant firing a laser at earth.

I kid you not.

And we thought we’d destroy ourselves. Turns out those pesky ants will do it before we do.

The official report goes that astronomers have detected a laser emission from the Ant Nebula. A rare one, mind you.

Anyway, this laser emission suggests there is a double star system hidden at its core.

We can thank The European Space Agency’s Herschel space observatory for detecting the laser blast and its subsequent link to the death of a star.

Scientists say, when stars the middleweight size of our sun get to the end of their lives they shrink into dense white dwarfs, ejecting off their outer layers of gas and dust and creating a nebula.

The bad news is that last week, research revealed that our sun would create a planetary nebula when it dies, leaving behind a ghostly ring like that of Abell 39. Thankfully, this will happen in 10 billion years when planet earth will probably no longer resemble its current status.

Anyway, I couldn’t resist a painting.

Space Ant Fires Laser At Earth

 

Quote of the day: “Trump will be worm food”

As insults go, when Donald Trump called Kim Jong Un a “Little rocket man”, it almost had an endearing ring to it.

Not one to be outdone in the insult humdinger stakes, Iran’s supreme leader,  Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has muscled in on this international game of mud-slinging, and what better way to ‘trump’ (see what I did there) Trump, than to use that well-known dictionary of cliché gangland terminology.

Trump will be worm food

Anyway, I had to smile. And from that smile came an artwork I have simply titled, Worm Food

Click here to buy Worm Food from my online shop.