“There’s a blaze of light In every word. It doesn’t matter which you heard. The holy or the broken Hallelujah” Leonard Cohen, Hallelujah

October 24, 2016

Another painting on a reclaimed panel – not as successful as last week though – I seem to struggle with the illusion of volume when I’m dealing with darker coloured objects. Or maybe it was the variation of the colour of the apples that threw me. Either way, I need to go back and try another one of these next week, eliminating one of these two factors so that I can work through this. Hopefully I’ll do better next time. It’s all about learning…

Moderately Reclaimed Apples, Oct 22, 2016, Oil on Canvas Board, 14" X 11"

Moderately Reclaimed Apples, Oct 22, 2016, Oil on Canvas Board, 14″ X 11″

 

Moderately Reclaimed Apples Underway 2

Moderately Reclaimed Apples Underway 2

My new work commute has me listening to podcasts and I have a new favourite – Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell. And this episode, which in Malcolm’s words is about “the role that time and iteration play in the production of genius, and how some of the most memorable works of art had modest and undistinguished births.” Very interesting.

 

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