Richard Hell

Happy New Year, if it's still all right to say that. 
I have been listening to quite a lot ("quite a lot" - not very committal is it) of Richard Hell in the first couple of weeks of the year. Made sense to me. And I wanted to paint him and listen while I painted. Music that is about confusion and failure is a lot better to paint to than Simply The Best – although having written that down it might be good to do a sort of Power Anthem triptych along with We Built This City and Footloose. Or a Tina Turner special. And see what it comes out like...
Anyway. Confusion and failure are still AOK with me and Richard Hell is also a great name and is sort of inspiration for the Superman name... except I think Hell is much better – but it was taken.
I think we're all still in the blank generation, quite frankly. Or are we post-blank? Fake-blank? Almost dead? Probably.
And here it is, a version of the Blank Gen sleeve. There was, yes, a plectrum next to the brushes so I included that. Next time I may paint with a plectrum and see what happens (it's not unlike a palette knife) although that actually sounds dreadful written down.
Or I might do another Bros painted with spoons.

with "palette knife"

he's ripped his t shirt

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Thoughtful Davids

Today is David Bowie's birth date. David! 
Dave Dave Dave!! 

I thought I'd paint the thin white duke 1976 David, who always looks quite cocky in the photos of the live shows - strutting n posing n holdin' skulls and that. Maybe it was the jaunty waistcoat. Maybe it was the red peppers. 
But in this, he doesn't look like that at all, he looks quite sad. He's smoking a cigarette, yeah, but he's a little lost.  Perhaps he is just thoughtful because some Kaballah type stuff is getting on his nerves and he needs a proper sandwich or something to keep him going. 

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I also found some other pics, the last one left in all these cases....
Here's Low... the square one. David looks out while firey sort of stuff happens around him. He's probably thinking about the Kaballah here too or some squiggly lines that lead to some sort of enlightenment or maybe a William Burroughs joke.

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And Diamond Dogs.... he's quite perky in this one, is David. He is a chirpy half man/half wolfy beast thing here and he likes it.

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And then Ziggy, standing outside what is now an architect's office n sort of restaurant below. Restaurants! Indeed. 

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