This piece seemed to take an inordinate amount of time to do, and I’m still not 100% sure it’s finished. In keeping with their appearance in the original mural, I left the ladies’ skin-tone pale, almost white. But I’m not sure if it doesn’t look like I forgot to paint them? Having taken so much liberty already with the original image, I’m thinking my ladies could benefit from more color. This piece is more like a colored drawing than a painting, which also somewhat disturbs me. I think some tweaking will take place, but I need to distance myself from it a little bit.
I’ve started on the next painting, which is based on my collage, The Birdwatcher. Stay tuned.
Other stuff: I recently discovered a wonderful blog which has become my escape from the daily grind. Ben Pentreath is a British architect/interior designer/purveyor of home accessories who divides his time between his office and shop in London, and his property in the Dorset countryside, The Old Parsonage. He could probably make a living as a photographer, too, based on the beautifully composed photos on his blog (see sample below.)
|The Old Parsonage, Ben Pentreath's house in Dorset|
Collagitation was always meant to be a blog about my art, but, let’s face it, that’s pretty limiting! Especially since the current pattern of my life precludes making as much art as I would wish, sadly (but at least the bills are being paid, so I’m grateful!) Ben’s blog has made me want to roam further afield for topics. So, my next post will be about…who knows? But I certainly will try to make it interesting. Thanks for visiting!