Monday, 21 May 2012

A new image to develop

Hi Everyone,

I'm sorry I haven't been around for a while.  I had surgery on my foot five weeks ago and it set me back a bit.  I assumed, wrongly, that I would be able to make heaps of art while I recuperated.  Dealing with pain is something that is new to me and so this has been quite a steep learning curve.  It seems that I can't make art when I am in pain!

But now I am back :)

So, here it is: a new image to develop.  And this one is a keeper, right the way through to a large oil painting.  But first I need to develop the image and get a better feel for what it is about.

My room in heaven
This is my initial image drawn quickly with 0.3 pen on A4 paper.  I really connect with the ambiguity of going through a door into the wilderness.
Dancing on the shore of heaven
I took a little more time with this image (still under an hour).  Using pastel pencil on A4 white paper I wanted to explore ambiguity further.  Thus the dancer in the wilderness.

Ultimately I am aiming toward quite a large abstract piece in brown/green tones.  I love my pallet knife and oils, and without question this is what I will use with the final.  Before then I plan on continuing to explore the image.  There is something about this one that has captured my attention.

Hopefully it won't be so long before I am back again.  I see my surgeon again next week and should be off the crutches soon.  

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