Monday, November 17, 2008
When I thought about an oracle card which to represent myself with the High Priestess was the first to come to mind. There are many words used in a reading containing the High Priestess: Intuition, Nonaction, Mystery, Calmness, Silence, Inner voice, Deep understanding, Discretion, Sensitivity, Distance, Stability, Wisdom, Unconscious knowledge, Patience, Looking inward, Contemplation, Subjective mindBut there is also an unspoke word. This is what I think of with the High Priestess: Duality.I hope this painting conveys that.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I just realized I've never posted my tarpan. I made this back in the mid-90's. Even though I really like it and haven't done a thing to it for probably 15 years every now and then I look at it and wonder if it's finished.
For starters, it doesn't have eyes.
But why is that an issue?
I did both of these during the summer and thought I had posted them. Acrylics on canvas board. The photo doesn't show how brilliant the colors are. The one on the left is deep red with shades of merlot. Hence the name Merlot Crow. So I made the one on the right the color of Pouille Fusse and named it as such.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
A few weeks ago I did a painting exercise. I watched the movie Resident Evil, Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3. During each I did a painting. I painted the mood of each movie. I only allowed myself to paint during the movie. There are changes I could make to any of these but that would defeat the exercise.
Resident Evil is primarily black and red, because it's a very dark movie with lots and lots of blood. But I had to include a drop of blue for Mila's eyes.
Resident Evil 2 appeared to be filmed thru a blue filter. So blue is the main color. I still included black because it's still a dark movie. And it's not Resident Evil without blood.
Resident Evil 3 had all the same colors. But I also added sand because the movie takes place in the desert. Of the desert that was Las Vegas, before the zombies.
I like Resident Evil 2. I think it works as a stand alone painting. The other 2 I flip flop on. Some times I like them. Some times I see things I could do to improve them. But that would be breaking the rules.
Still, I learned alot from this exercise. The technique, an acrylic wash over tissue paper gessoed to a canvas. It could work for many other things. Even a more literal subject matter.