Another ten or so hours in- and I am determined to complete it in another two working sessions, forty hours total ought to do it.Comment on or Share this Article →
Just returned from an "incognito" show and sale- all works were displayed for sale without identifying the artist. I'd donated a piece- the invite came at a time where I just needed to blow off a little steam (after all that time with seven footers, it was nice to work on something that I could tuck under my elbow- besides... I always like painting my snacks) - and it was a good cause: art outreach programs through d'Art. The art was displayed behind a barrier- one could see, but not get up close and personal, and then the barriers came down, and potential patrons went forward, took the ID numbers of the paintings they were interested in by way of claiming them, paid the cashier, and only then found out who the artist was. The price was the same for each piece- the premise was that one should buy art one found resonance with, not art by a specific artist.
I am happy to report that mine went with alacrity to a good home. Pip, pip!
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is the only way to make it across 84 inches. My guesstimate is that I'm about halfway there- another twenty hours to go to finish it up. That time would be shortened considerably if I had a sudio caddy to keep my pencils sharpened... I think 25% of my time is dedicated to that particular activity.
12 hours, 15,18 and counting, 20, ta da!
Difficult getting a good shot- eventually I'll have to take it out of doors, but you get the idea.Comment on or Share this Article →
Such a dull blog! The author goes so long before posting anything that readers surely give up on her.
Well- here's the short version of a long story. Since my C of C reveiw, which did result in the continuance of my candidacy, it's been more of that all work and no play routine. Writing has been confined to research papers, translations, stuff like that. I had the opportunity to teach last semester for two classes, and that took a chunk out of my day, and the rest of the daylight hours were spent drawing and painting and painting and drawing. That, and scouting for references and substrates, which if you're me can take a long time to find just the right stunt double for the image in your head.
So as we launch into the new semester, here's where things stand in the studio:
I've started the process of pulling the altarpiece together- that's the tree drawing that forms the pediment, and it's about seven feet long. Underneath the tree (because I have very little space to work on anything of size) are the two paintings that form the center panels of that altarpiece. They are also pretty good sized, about seven feet tall. The altarpiece will also have side and base panels, so by the time it's done it'll be ginormous. Since I can't see the whole thing as a whole, I'm having to keep track of the images in my head and just take a leap of faith that my idea and math skills will lead to a painless installation.
The soundtrack for the piece has been geared towards keeping me moving- I have a lot of paper to cover, and so for the last week I've started my working sessions with old "Iron Butterfly" classic- Innagaddavida, which upon reflection I determined to be singularly appropriate, (as well as entertaining) and which will figure into the title. One of the working themes for the piece and the show is about the things we choose not to know, willful ignorance.Comment on or Share this Article →