Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I have been painting this piece for about a month now in little snippets of time that I can take while I'm teaching at the Academy. I'm working on this as part of a project called Before and After with Randy Vreeland and Bob Drea in the photography department, or rather they are artfully documenting the work and I'm doing the painting. Part video, part time-lapse photography with voice-over recorded before the piece was begun. Hopefully it will turn out to be an interesting way to see an image emerge from concept to completion.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Well its taken a while to get this posted but here's the final painting derived from a drawing that I had been working on last month. (http://mbkstudios.blogspot.com/2010/08/work-in-progress.html).
This is the second piece that I have done on clear film and I'm still not sure how I feel about the limitations with regard to my layered approach to painting. Its great that the media is so forgiving because I can literally remove anything that I dont like. But I miss the ability to layer and mix my colours optically on the page. Also the issue of focus and cast shadow becomes a problem and creates a difficulty that I have yet to solve on a flatbed scanner and with traditional framing techniques.