Tuesday, 27 November 2012

First in Google = tools for your Art?: #WordPress app - too twitchy to blog with

#WordPress app - too twitchy to blog with

Checking your stats from your android mobile phone can't be a bad thing - can it?

The WordPress app is a handy little tool, the stats data you see is the same data you see when at your blog’s web dashboard. This includes 'Views by Country' and 'Top Posts & Pages'. If your blog is a self-hosted blog you can enable the stats in the app by installing the free Jetpack plugin into your web dashboard.
The WordPress app has traditionally been a twitchy thing and unfortunately it still is when using some blog templates - images disappear and code becomes meaningless spaghetti.
The best use for this app is as an optimizing tool, using the stat capability. If you want to post something on the go then just use the text fields and ignore inserting media. Having tested this app on an iPhone and a Sony Xperia, the android version appeared to work better.

Android is a Linux-based operating system designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It is currently developed by Google in conjunction with the Open Handset Alliance. Initially developed by Android Inc, whom Google financially backed and later purchased in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 86 hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices.

The painting at the bottom of the stairs = via PeterBright.info

My iPhone died and I decided it was time to try another phone. I am now an android. This photo and post was created using the WordPress app.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Recorded in a basement in Burlington Road

This album is a rare insight into what was going on in Yorkshire in the late 1980's

Trawling through my old vinyl collection I have discovered a little gem. It is not a fantastic album (it could be described as awful) but it does capture the spirit of 'homemade music'...

Various – Saw Yourself In Half

Label: Raquel Indie Productions
Catalog#: RAQ 001
Format: Vinyl, LP, Sampler
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative
Notes: This Album was recoded in a basement in Burlington Road, Beeston, Leeds called the Dungeon Studio. All the tracks were produced and engineered by Martin Howard and distributed by Red Rhino/Cartel.

Side A is called ‘Side Extreme' and Side B is called ‘Side Meaty'.

The track by ‘The Keatons' is misspelt on the album cover, it should be ‘Heat Struck Dense'.

There was also a spelling mistake on ‘The Legendary Len Liggins' song title too – it should have been ‘Len Liggins' 114th Dream'.
A1 The Legendary Len Liggins Len Liggin's 114th Dream
A2 The Shrubs Latin Mills
A3 The Keatons Heat Struck Dents
A4 The Dennis Nordens Double Money
A5 Twelve 88 Cartel The Method
A6 Jon and Alex Green Mother
A7 Leven Signs Cracked Flag
A8 This Window Wildlife
B1 Blitzkrieg One Way Vacation
B2 The Demolition Experts Revenge
B3 Bang Bang Nightmare
B4 An Alien Heat Shelter
B5 Furore The Real You
B6 A Tonal Thrust Lonley Water

Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Leeds can trace its recorded history to the 5th century when the Kingdom of Elmet was covered by the forest of "Loidis". Leeds and has always been a center of great music.From being a compact market town in the valley of the River Aire in the 16th century Leeds expanded and absorbed its surrounding villages to form a highly populated urban center by the mid-20th century.

Have you ever thought about living in Leeds or Yorkshire - then you need a surveyor.


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Getting people to read - new #books for pennies


Still life with cans and glass 

 New books by top authors for only £1.00 - to encourage more people to read.

Here is a great initiative - try to support and help with this mission: Quick Reads, which has a huge impact on helping thousands of adults improve their literacy, will be encouraging adults to 'start a new chapter' in 2013. A new website is expected to launch at the end of October, where full details of the six new titles will be available:

These books are bite-sized novels which are clearly printed and presented.

Since its launch in 2006, Quick Reads has sold and distributed over 4 million books through supermarkets, bookshops, workplaces and prisons. NIACE has led the outreach work since the start of the initiative and continues to work with employers and workplaces to encourage adults to read more and improve their skills.

 Jenna is known as The Ice Cream Girl. She doesn't mind the name one bit. After all, it's a happy name, and there are far worse jobs than selling ice creams on Everdene beach.

Craig spends as much time as he can at the beach hut in Everdene he rents with a few of his mates. As a policeman, it is a restful change from his daily life, and he's surfing mad. One weekend he's down there on his own when he notices a girl on the beach. He's young, free and single and she catches his eye.

But on this particular summer weekend, both Jenna and Craig's lives are about to change . . .

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Ilfracombe harbour

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Photocopying machines and printers can create drawings.

Drawing: Common tools for making marks include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, markers, styluses, and various metals (such as silverpoint). An artist who practices or works in drawing may be called a draughtswoman or draftsman.

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 Download the remixed version of  'Extraction' by This Window which was originally recorded in 1989.


Friday, 2 November 2012

Polish artist

Poland has always produced fantastic artists, both visual and audio. I was fortunate enough to be taught printmaking by this experimental printer.

 MAREK LACZYNSKI (Polish / 1925-)

Marek Laczynski was born in Warsaw. He was a partisan in WWII, while still in his teens. He left Poland after the Warsaw uprising in 1944, arriving in England with the Polish forces in 1946. He studied art at Borough Polytechnic and the Central School of Arts and Crafts. Marek Laczynski exhibited at the Grabowski Gallery, London, in 1960 and 1964. From 1964-1985 Marek Laczynski was Lecturer in Experimental Printmaking at Exeter College of Art and Design. Besides teaching at the college, Laczynski also published two books with the School of Printing’s private press imprint Bartholomew Books, The Wizard with his Pupil (1972), illustrated with original etchings, and Faces of Fear (1974), his own poems with reproduced etchings reminiscent of Fautrier’s Ôtages. Laczynski exhibited at Market Print Gallery, Exeter, in 1978. In 1981 he was one of ten artists who contributed prints to the Printmakers Council Portfolio, alongside Anthony Gross, Gertrude Hermes, John Piper and Julian Trevelyan. The British Museum has 9 woodcuts by Marek Laczynski in its permanent collection. Since 1985 Marek Laczynski has lived in Vienna.

  • The Wizard and His Pupil . a Polish Fairy Tale 
  • Experimental soundscapes
  • Wednesday, 31 October 2012

    Remixed version of 'Extraction' by This Window

     Download the remixed version of  'Extraction' by This Window which was originally recorded in 1989.

    Reflection - Tias in Lanzarote by 35mm_photographs
    Tias, Lanzarote - August 2012

    This image was taken using a Pentax P30, 35mm film camera, which uses manual focus lenses with the K-mount bayonet fitting. The lens used to take this photograph was a Rikenon 1:2 50mm, which was originally off a Richo KR-10 (super). At about 510 grams, the Pentax P30 (no. 3702885) is easy to carry and handle and has shutter speeds from 1/1000 of a second to 1 second. The automatic mode on this film camera chooses the best shutter speed and aperture setting to give the novice photographer a better chance of capturing a good image. It also has a semi-automatic mode as well, which chooses most of the settings but allows for more creativity. There is also a totally manual setting for the brave.

    The film used was Fujicolor C200, a budget-priced film (expire date April 2014) processed by Jessops in Barnstaple. The negatives were scanned using an Ion Pics 2 SD.
    Using old film stock in a Pentax P30

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    Friday, 26 October 2012

    #Art Investment?

    #Art Investment?

    Artist oil paints by 35mm_photographs

    ...the next must have object that will hopefully be an investment

    The demand for good affordable art has been spearheaded by an interest from emerging economies. An increasing number of private individuals have been teaming up with 'ART" experts to get advise on the up and coming, emerging artists. Some financial advisers and institutions are encouraging clients to include art in their portfolios. Not only has this created a market for new artists but established, lesser known creators (that have been flying below the radar) are now beginning to ride on the crest of the wave. We read reviews, visit galleries, go shopping and are sometimes captured by cynical marketing. When friends, neighbors and family show off their latest lifestyle purchases, frantic impulse buying (online) begins - we want the lifestyle but we want it cheaper... Read more on Technorati

    The image above was taken with a Pentax K1000 35mm film camera, Artist oil paints, a photo by 35mm_photographs on Flickr. – September 2012.

    I cant believe how much oil paints cost – I’m going to have to charge for my paintings by the square inch (or centimeter) from now on...Peter Bright

    Number one in blog charts

    Number one in blog charts

    The Church of EnglandMy blog has reach number 1 in the top printing blog charts today.

    Has Jesus cast out the money lenders from the temple or is he charging rent?

    This is the print of mine that was exhibited at Cheim & Read, 547 W 25th Street, NY (January 2012)
    I was delighted to be included in this exhibition which also featured artworks by Jeff Koons, Yoko Ono, John Waters, Donald Baechler, Marilyn Minter, Ed Ruscha, Polly Apfelbaum, Adam Fuss and Kiki Smith .

    Methodology doesn’t describe specific methods; nevertheless it does specify several processes that need to be followed. These processes constitute a generic framework. They may be broken down in sub-processes, they may be combined, or their sequence may change … Continue reading ?

    Sunday, 10 June 2012

    Born in the analogue age - This Window

     There is something magical about making things badly. Being born in the analogue age I revel in the process of difficulty - to get great result from an analogue processes,  like recording music or using 35mm film requires skill...

    With the birth of digital imaging we can all be accomplished photographers - there is however a resurgence of analogue photography. Is this nostalgia or a quest for artistry?
    The image on the left was taken with a Pentax K1000 in 2012, using a 35 mm film black and white Ilford HP5 film. The negatives were scanned using a HP film scanner. This Pentax camera is a single-lens reflex (SLR) camera, manufactured by Asahi Optical Co., Ltd. The production run was from 1976 to 1997, originally manufactured in Japan and then assembled in China. The Pentax K1000 uses a horizontal travel, rubberized silk cloth focal plane shutter with a speed range of 1/1000 second to 1 second, along with Bulb and a flash X-sync of 1/60 second. It is 91.4 millimetres tall, 143 mm wide, and 48 mm deep, and weighs 620 grams. The body was finished in black leather with chrome trim only, although early production Pentax K1000 SE bodies had brown leather with chrome trim.

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    Beach Read

    A book for Summer

    The Beach Hut for Kindle - only £1.99

    To celebrate the start of summer and the (sporadic) sunshine, The Beach Hut is currently on special offer and available to download onto your Kindle/iPad/whatever for £1.99.
    The Long Weekend, which is out on 5 July. It's about the owners and guests at The Townhouse by the Sea, a fictional boutique hotel in Cornwall, and their adventures over one sunny summer weekend. You'll be surprised what they can get up to in such a short space of time.

    The photo below was the inspiration for the book - although the beach huts at Everdene are slightly larger and more luxurious - call it artistic license!
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    Saturday, 12 May 2012

    UK Contemporary Art Sale

     Make an offer for this painting here. Any offer (no matter how small) will be considered.

    La Belle et La Bête

    La Belle et La Bête

    Original painting by Peter Bright . Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.
    Size: 501mm x 1603mm
    Supplied in the original frame.

    £ Make an offer

    ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T …
    Notes on Painting:
      • The act of being creative is a love hate thing – The Beauty and The Beast someone fetch a priest(ref. David Bowie)Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a traditional fairy tale. The first published version of the fairy tale was a rendition by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in La jeune américaine, et les contes marins in 1740. The best-known written version was an abridgement of her work published in 1756 by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, in Magasin des enfants, ou dialogues entre une sage gouvernante et plusieurs de ses élèves; an English translation appeared in 1757. The tale has perhaps been made most recently famous by the retelling in the 1991 Disney film.In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. liberated 12:47, April 7, 2011, from: http://en.wikipedia.org
      • Action Painting – Pollock. Print dribbled paint.
      • Soft pink landscapes (1980) Richard Hamilton A landscape of soft focus and toilet paper – a turgid landscape. Collotype and Screenprint – text and image. A  remembered exhibition.
      • Rediscovering the printing process after nearly 40 years has been an interesting process – disappointingly modern inks are not as rich in colour (earthy colours are very plastic like) and modern water based inks don’t become part of the surface, they sit on it, which is incredibly frustrating – the reason I took up printing in the first place was because of the absorbed flatness of the pigments.
      • ‘Stoned Moon Series’ was Rauschenberg’s ambitious response to the American space program and the landmark Apollo 11 mission that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface in July 1969. At the invitation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Rauschenberg witnessed the momentous launch of Apollo 11 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.’

    Thursday, 10 May 2012

    Cheap original Art - all offers welcome

    Cheap original Art

    More information and original price for the painting '1978'

    Original painting by Peter Bright . Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated. Size: 600mm x 500mm Includes original 1970s frame

    Contact here with any offer! (Any offer will be considered.)

    ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T … 

    Guy the Gorilla (May 30, 1946 – 1978) was a Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) which was London Zoo‘s famous resident, something of a celebrity in the 1960s–70s and was often profiled on kids TV shows and natural history productions. Guy the Gorilla was one of London Zoo’s best-loved animals.He arrived at the zoo on 5 November 1947, Guy Fawkes Night, hence his name. He was a tiny baby, weighing just 23 lb (10 kg) and holding a small tin hot-water bottle. Guy was the replacement for the zoo’s previous gorilla, Meng, who died in 1941. Guy was captured in the French Cameroons on behalf of Paris Zoo and was traded for a tiger from Calcutta Zoo.

    It was organized that London Zoo would have Guy. The Paris Zoo Director sent instructions to their game department in West Africa to find a suitable female to mate with him.London sent a request to a variety of animal dealers and zoos worldwide to find a mate, and in 1969 the zoo was offered Lomie, a five year old female who had been living in nearby Chessington Zoo. She lived in the old Monkey House in London Zoo for a year before being introduced to Guy.
    Peter Bright (aka This Window)

    Make an offer (any offer) on this painting and it is yours (you will have to pay postage or delivery costs)

    Contact here with your offer!

    Nasher Sculpture Garden – Venice – The Peggy Guggenheim Collection: The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, in Venice. Peggy Guggenheim, a former wife of artist Max Ernst, purchased this building in 1949. Although sometimes mistaken for a modern designed building, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni … Continue reading ?

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