Recording Progress

The last couple of weeks have been busy as usual.  I’ve spent time recording the percussion parts for the new album, and I’m now doing backing vocals.  I’ll be working on the backing vocals for the next few weeks.  Then I’ll be looking at electric guitar, keyboards, and other textures to finish off the recording phase of the album.  This should all take about 6-8 weeks.  Then the mixing process begins, which I’ve pencilled in on the calendar for July and August.  So that’s where I am with the new album.  I’m going to change the subject now, if you don’t mind, and talk about my artwork….

My Art

Shem Sharples painting, Earth Sea. Acrylic on canvas, 500x600mm.
The Earth moving like a rough Sea
Earth Sea (acrylic on canvas) 500x600mm

I’m going to submit 2 of my paintings to the Grosvenor Museum Open Exhibition, in Chester this weekend.  The works I’m entering are 1. Earth Sea;  and 2. The Ridge #2.  They’re both on canvas.  Earth Sea is acrylic and The Ridge is oil paint.  The dimensions are 500 x 600 mm.  They’re both the same size. 

I love spending time doing art.  It’s one of my passions.  But I don’t do as much of it as I’d like, because my main focus is on the music.  I love to do paintings, make monoprints, and create collages.  Those are my primary art media.  I work mostly with acrylic paint, but sometimes I’ll work in oils. 

My style is generally abstract.  If I do representational art, it is usually abstracted in some way.  The 2 photos in this blog illustrate what I mean by that.  Otherwise I’m a purely abstract kind of artist. If you want to see some more of my art, have a look on the art page – here for monoprints – and here for collages

Shem Sharples painting, The Ridge #2, oil on canvas, 500x600mm.  An abstracted sea of trees heading back to the horizon
The Ridge #2 (oil on canvas) 500x600mm


That’s what I’ve been concentrating on recently.  Wish me luck with my art submissions! I’ll let you know if they accept my pictures into the exhibition. They’ll inform me in a couple of weeks.

Okay, I’ll leave it there until my next post on Friday 3rd May. See you then x