Monday, March 23, 2009
all a twitter
its addicting. I am not recommending it, but Ive started "twitting" and I cant stop. You may see the widget added to my page. We will see how long this lasts, but I thought I might as well unite my web-fronts so to speak, so you can get more of me, more often.
OK, so this painting is the first of a few coming up that are attempts to replicate the mood and technique of my small paintings, but larger. If you are not a painter you may not have experienced the challenge of scale in a painting. Its not like photoshop where you can just hit "zoom" and the picture grows. Actually that's one thing I love about painting - it exists in the real world, which is influenced by such things as the size of paint pigment, paper sizing, and water molecules. So, I also have to deal with larger compositions, which usually dont bother me except Ive been working so small that its a totally brain shift to paint bigger. Earlier attempts have resulted in me leaving the image and subject matter all together as in here, here, here, here and here.
So far I am not so happy with my last few attempts. But that's how one learns eh? And aren't you privileged that I made myself a promise to post my whole journey - the ones I like and the ones I don't. Mostly so I have a painting for each post, and also so that you can enjoy my successes with me.
I am in the process of planning an art show in a Yurt on Vancouver Island, with a live marimba band and gourmet food in July. (I cant believe I just wrote that - its my idea of heaven on earth!) you are welcome to come! I'll keep you posted...in case you didnt catch my tweet...yo.