February 19, 2009 - 10:45 pm
I'VE GOT EYES!
Face improved. Working on mirror illusion and space behind mirror illusion. Illusion is very hard work.
P.S. None of these photos give an accurate version of the actual colours of the painting. I don't know why it is impossible to upload anything which shows the true colours of any original. Maybe it's my camera, maybe it's Photoshop, maybe it's Dreamweaver, maybe it's the web, maybe it's the weather.
February 19, 2009
CLOSER TO TRAPPING SELF
Here is the latest, unfinished version and the mirror I stare into. I decided to incorporate part of the mirror itself into the painting and also include a thin slice of the room behind it on the right-hand side of the canvas.
I like the idea of trying to represent four levels of reality/unreality simultaneously: the mirror, the image reflected in it, the painting, the person looking in the mirror (but is it really me?) It's far from finished but I'm not going to scrape this one out. I'm worried that there's so much paint on this canvas it will never be dry by the deadline for delivering the work (14 March).
February 10, 2009
THE ELUSIVE SELF
has not been going well. For the benefit of anyone
interested in the process, I'm posting some of the
states below. I'm now on the fourth scrape-it-all-out-and-start-again:
the last painting in the set below is no more. Kaputt.
February 3, 2009
ON WATCHING THE SNOW FALL
That something so soft, so fragile, so gentle, so playful can transform the world in an hour or less is surely an example to reflect upon. Suddenly the noise and chaos are hushed. People walk down the street laughing. Even the ugliest object wears a sparkling mantle of loveliness, nothing is left out.