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The Sea in Orange

About the artwork

‘The Sea In Orange’ is a two layer perspex artwork measuring 140 cm x 90 cm.  Painted in oil based gloss, ‘The Sea in Orange’ is connected by 6 x 25mm chrome cylindrical fixings, leaving a 27mm gap between the wall and the individual layers of perspex. 

About the Music 

The artwork was painted to Morcheeba’s ‘The Sea’ off the album ‘Big Calm’, I have painted this music before and it always gives me a great result! The track has an ethereal tranquility to it, Skye Edwards vocals are as creamy and mellow as they always are, and Paul and Ross Godfrey’s musical composition is sublime with a mix that only they can achieve!

About Morcheeba 

Formed in 1995, Morcheeba consisted of Paul Godfrey (DJ), Ross Godfrey on guitar and keyboards with Skye Edwards as vocalist fronting the band. Morcheeba have a chilled, funky groove drenched style, with hints of psychedelia and some sublime turntablism woven so well into the fabric of the music, that it just becomes as one with the whole of the sound. Probably classed under the ‘Trip Hop’ umbrella of musical styles, these guys really have their own style of eclectic sonic beauty. 

About the Sea 

The Sea is a track off Morcheeba’s 1998 album ‘Big Calm’. The album is stella and is really worth buying and listening too. While you are there, grab a copy of ‘Who Can you Trust’ as well , you will be thanking me for many years to come!

The Track The Sea

This video below features me painting ‘The Sea in Pink’, quite a bit bigger than the one I have just produced. I have included it in this page so you can hear the track. It starts with the track being played in the room but it then changes to the CD version, you will then be able to hear in at a decent quality. If you like it, go get the album, you wont be disappointed!

Big Calm

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Morcheeba ‎– Big Calm

Label:       Sire ‎– 31020, China Records ‎– 31020
Released: 17 Mar 1998

  1. The Sea
  2. Shoulder Holster
  3. Part Of The Process
  4. Blindfold
  5. Let Me See
  6. Bullet Proof
  7. Over And Over
  8. Friction
  9. Diggin' A Watery Grave
  10. Fear And Love
  11. Big Calm
  12. The Music That We Hear

Want to now More?

If you would like to talk about 'The Sea in Orange' please contact me, we can talk more in-depth  about the work. From there I can give you an idea of your nearest commercial gallery so that you can view it, or you are quite welcome to see it at the studio. I love talking to people and collectors about my artwork so Contact me by email, call UK 07736 067 989 or sign up to my news letter to keep in touch with what I'm up too! 

Spring Heel Jack

The Artwork

Spring Heal Jack consists of two framed canvases, both 100 x 120cm. Framed in two brushed silver frames. Spring Heel Jack has been painted on heavy weight acrylic primed canvas with a mixture of oil based gloss paints. 

About the Artwork 

Spring Heel Jack was painted to Spring Heel Jack’s (John Coxon and Ashley Wales’s) 1995 debut album ‘There Are Strings’.

Painting Spring Heel

I loved painting to this album, it really gave me a great vibe to paint too. The artwork was painted on one long canvas, when it was dry it was then divide into two to produce the framed diptych you see here. This painting was painted in two sessions, the lower third, the almost sea looking section was the last pained layer. I had in mind that the second session would produce a sea like swell and movement to the bottom of the piece, to give movement and depth. 

When I very first decided on painting to ‘There Are Strings’ I really did visualise that it had to be mainly monochromes, but produced in such a way to give a feel of the balanced staccato movement of the album with hidden shades of colour within the shades of grey. I was really drawn towards placing small amounts of colour within the piece to add to the interesting quirky detail the music has. I mixed a tampered pink, a green, move, blue, and violet for main accent colours. Then I mixed several tinted grey's with delicate colours so your eye would be rewarded with subtle colour movements on closer inspection. Relaxed symmetry, as with most of my work was an important factor too, as you can see in the final work

It is really hard to get a feel for how my work really looks in a picture, you really need to stand in front of it to feel its full effect. There is always the whole view, and then there is the view within the view. What I mean by this is when you see it as a whole and start to move towards it, you will be drawn into interesting small areas within the painting. The more you look, the more you will find. looking at the close detail you will see other images that you just did not see by looking at it as a whole. To demonstrate this I have a gallery below for close up shots to give you a feel for this.

About The Album

Label: Rough Trade
Released: 1995
Track List
1 Only You 10:11
2 Masquerade Dub 7:35
3 Flying Again 6:12
4 Oceola 7:48
5 Where Do You Fit In? 6:35
6 Derek 2:25
7 There Are Strings 8:14
8 Colonnades 4:28
9 Lee Perry Part One 5:43
10 Day Of The Dead

‘There Are Strings’ is an amazing eclectic Drum n Bass album. It totally grabbed me the very first time I heard it. I think I can safely say there is not an album in the Drum n Bass genre that quite sounds like this. It is a really cleverly constructed sound scape of quirky samples, mellow strings, ethereal washes and staccato break beats! It is really one to listen to if you have not heard it. If you don't have in in your collection hunt it down and purchase it Buy Spring Heel. Also worth adding to your collection is 68 Million Shades and Amassed.

A Track From The Album

I have found the track ‘There Are Strings’ off the album on Youtube, this will give you an idea for the feel of the album.  But, what I would say is go buy it, you wont be disappointed!  You really need to listen to the whole of the album to realise how good and refreshingly different it is. (Try listening to it with at least a pair of headphone on, tinny computer speakers are really not going to give you a fair idea of the music due to the balance of base within the track)

About Spring Heel Jack

Spring Heel Jack are an English electronic music duo, consisting of John Coxon and Ashley Wales. Formed in 1993, two years before the release of ‘There Are Strings’ the duo base in London began their careers exploring Drum n Bass and jungle. Since then they have moved into other fields of music, including free improvisation and jazz, collaborating with many musicians from Europe and the United States. They have their own label Treader that is really worth checking out.

Want to know more?

If you would like to talk about  'Spring Heel Jack' please contact me, we can talk more in-depth about the work. From there I can give you an idea of your nearest commercial gallery so that you can view it, or you are quite welcome to see it at the studio. I love talking to people and collectors about my artwork so Contact me by email, call UK 07736 067 989 or sign up to my news letter to keep in touch with what I'm up too!