Thursday, May 28, 2009
60 x 75 cm (25 x 29 inches)
Acrylic and collage on Canvas
Original Now Sold.
I had my second all nighter for this week and got "Windsong" finished. I don't know about anyone else but there are no distractions and no procrastinating in the middle of the night . I never work more solidly then through the night. The next day can be a bit ordinary but at least I feel I have been productive.
The colours of the original are much more contrasting then in the scan. The blue, as you can see below, is brighter and more vibrant and so is the red.The purple is a little lighter. I really like the way it has turned out - I don't often use reds but I do love the contrast of the purple, red and green.
Update : The painting found a new home and has gone to live side by side with "Dream By The river" and "By The Pool". We observed that the trio of paintings had water in common - a still pool, a flowing river and a rocky ocean. Although the colours were different the three looked perfect together.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Still working on this mandala, I have a couple more to finish after this one as well.
I counted up my canvases of works in progress yesterday and there are 13 on the go.....I know things have been rather slow this year but they will gradually come along.
Above is the start of a painting titled "Windsong". I think it will be a special one. She's holding a baby, surrounded by the sea and there will be a black cat in the front half hidden behind the flowers. I've started with collaged papers to set the colour scheme and we will see how it evolves.