Friday, August 4, 2017

The Dome II

A thing is complete when you can let it be. (Gita Bellin)


This has been sitting around... making new marks ... leaving it and then back. Is this painting? Every few days a new something or other. I don't have the answer! But it seems to be like that for a few pieces I have been working on. 

Then I thought OK I like it. It's done!!!  Photographed and looked at on the computer and not quite sure again! 

Dome III

Well, have decided to post it! Maybe another day I will add a mark or two but have grown attached.
Like the mysterious people coming out of the rocks!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Dome

Painting is not a means of communication or even self-expression, but rather a process of discovering, or uncovering. (Louis de Brocquy)

This painting started as a charcoal sketch that I applied some medium. The second stage started with my wax crayons, maybe trying to discover what was hidden in there. With a q-tip dipped in a medium for a more painterly approach. Like this technique.  More crayon work. I feel there is more to discover. It was only after I saw the image in PS did I notice the dome and some interesting figures. Will let it rest awhile. 

Interesting that just last week I spent the morning with my grandson at the Israel Museum and visited the Dome of the Book.  

Stage I
32.5 x 22 cm
Drawing paper

 The Dome WIP
Stage II
32.5 x 22 cm
Drawing paper

Monday, July 17, 2017

Working with Messy

When I paint, mysterious things happen. What starts with a void ends with a dialogue. (Jeet Aulakh)

Apple Anyone? WIP?
13 x 18 cm
Heavy Paper
Neocolor I Wax Crayons
Acrylic Background

A while ago I was intrigued by Dotty's starting with "messy" I certainly have a lot of those! Going through a pile of starts and old pieces found this odd piece. Wondered why it hadn't been thrown away long ago.
Below the various stages.

Found this in my collection of exercises. Acrylic background

Used some alcohol to lighten up some areas and continued with my wax crayons 

More crayons