So I’m sat here on the sofa with the cats fighting, coughing up catastrophes watching bad horror films and music documentaries. Licensed to be ill with the 2nd bout of lurgy 2015/2016 has thrown at me. I surrender. Rest and recoup. So rather than feel completely deconstructed during a rotten recovery.
2016: Oils on canvas
‘Wayward Mountains, Sky of Defiance’ Art by Claudine West
I got my paints out and the iphone ‘Animate It’ App. Added some of my instrument music.
Music ‘Noctis Labyrinthus’ by Claudine West
Off to vegetate and super juice some more…..
Media ; Pencil 1.02.2015 ~ Claudine West
New artwork on Canvas
by Me (Claudine West) September 13th 2014
So on the 24th November 2013. A cold winters day. We went into Paper Stone studio in Sherwood, Nottingham,UK. Then shivered. Drank herbal tea, wine, beer and maybe a little Jack Daniels and began. We all had a fantastic, finger destroying and exhausting time. You cannot beat the feel of recording instruments and vocals live. Margin for error is tiny, as cheating mixing acoustic instruments is futile.The mic pics up everything. Take after take. Red light fever and good pressure to perform under the microscope. Holding ones breath at the end of a take..just incase the vibrations of the instrument next to you were still going. A long day later we were done, we were proud, we were tired. With a video of ‘What Would You Change’ about to be released too! We recorded a 3 track Ep Live! Yeehaa! It was my job after my guitar and banjo parts. I was also given the task to design the cover. Challenge from our band, The Idolins . I had visions of red. Thus the creation of Icarus I love this piece. I see it as I get up every morning and walk down my stairs. But I kept seeing matchstick people playing instruments. So out came the charcoal and pencils. Usually I don’t prep a piece. This took days as bits didn’t fit or feel right. But I wanted to draw it with flow and haste to catch the essence. So from Band to stamp. Here you go.
Then, many sheets of paper later.
No my usual style at all. But the matchstick people wanted to play!
Then Mark Rice our percussionist did this
Then he had a stamp created and made this:
We made more of these. The satisfaction CREATION: Making music, making art, creating a legacy and having people buy our Cd’s. NOT BAD FOR AN UNSIGNED BAND. ALL can all be achieved with a little dedication and hard work at ones gifts in life. You can hear us and download us here FREE:
I painted this small mixed media oils and emulsion tester pot painting for my Mum for Xmas 2013. I prefer abstract art so from a photo I took from a tv program scene she liked. I put my own stamp on it.
Claudine West 2014 oils on canvas work. Inspired by The Idolins band. I painted this as potential EP cover artwork. Music and vibrations survive escape and play on through time.
Reiki Energy infused. Guitar art piece. 2013. By Claudine West.
Contains energised crystals/gem stones.
For Sale. Commissions welcome.