December 19, 2016
I managed to work on three different pieces this weekend. This one was looking so much like a bullseye that I decided to add the eye.
Possibly too colourful, but I thought I’d try a different approach and this is where I ended up.
And I have decided that this is now finished. Unless of course I decide to come back to it at some point. For now though, it’s done.
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…
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.
Three images this week. The glass of my lemon vase slowly develops, open books gain some definition and I manage one of my three drawings for the week. And ‘manage’ is a term I use loosely… It’s been an odd week though – hopefully this one is better.
August 15, 2016
This painting slowly inches along while my weekly drawing challenge has become a quest to find a medium that I like using with this TerraSkin sketchpad I’m using. The paper itself is made from stone and can handle pretty much any medium, but they behave differently than on conventional paper. I would be happy if I could find something I could tolerate. Perhaps this week will be better than the last.