The last 8 days have been affected by fake news. Trying to make a simple overlay to my back deck and Im under seige from fake advice about approvals. having spent 3 decades having to seek the approval of others to carry out architectural works this little deck overlay reminded me of how intolerable the process is . The deck will be the last time I go near a architectural project except in the imagination .
Meanwhile I have made some progress on my two characters below . Pretty much I have settled on the their names Eugene and Raylene, and they go driving and chat regularly. The chat topics are the next creative impulse. I think they are well informed articulate,hip.
3D painting. Using acrylic paint spontaneously create a abstract image on clear plastic film, When dry roll the film inot the shape of a cyclinder. Using various light sources including sunlight to illuminate the cyclinder and photogragh from many angles. Assess the images and edit those that dont suggest possibilities, for digital editing, the others proceed to digital space to transform into works of beauty. The piece below is like looking into a wave breaking on the shore line sand churning, white water glissening in the sun .
Have recently created these characters, and begun to give them personalities
Been engaged with the last of the photographic imagery developed last week. All have been transferred to digital space, and the initial process of editing out those pics that are deemed to have no life of their own have been culled. As for the remainder the journey of discovery has begun . So I thought I would share with you some progress with a couple of them. Below the base is somewhat transparent so I overlayed two images, then what emerged, had the appearance of water, to which I painted in flames, combining the two elements fire and water. Next will come, Earth,metal,Wood to complete the five basic elements.
Next this prevocative suggestion of place is waiting to be occupied by what ? I dont know I think it needs time to emerge.
Ready friday 17 July . Newly minted Print NO1 ” #2021.01 Blue cosmos on canvas. Size 1.775M x 1M deep. Destined for my next exhibition Oct 2020 at One Art Isle of Capri Gold Coast Australia.
Began a new experiment with clear plastic film/white translucent cylinders. Acrylic paints applied to the film. When dry, rolled the film into a cylinder, illuminated it with various light sources. Used the white cylinders, to drape the painted film in waves .A photographic and video session followed, the result being a number base images to take into ipad space for editing and discovery.
The first edit . Piece no 1
The second edit . Piece no 2
As they progress they will form part of the Abstract gallery 2021 exhibition.
Luxurious A stone curved so hollow it was translucent, wrapped in gold fabric that smimmered,folded,joined effortlessly. Egyptian middle history,
Like it could be some beautiful furniture piece,
Coming forward in time. Summer holidays Palm beach cavaran park 1949. Living in a caravan for four weeks.where the adults were tall ,the golf course dangerous,dodging flying balls.A park of different shapes and colours, glare filled skies, salt drying on our shoulders and ears, a yearning to go to the Palladian for ice-cream
Doha beached, on shallow embankments, a memory from long past.
Meandering along locked in with a treasure trove of imagery initially created using drafting film + acrylic paints and my Ipad. A meandering journey that led to Egypt,the creation of a sacrophagus painted as if made from some rare translucent stone/ gold fabric thread placed in a buriel chamber, the walls of which adorned with memories depicked in previous paintings .
My April exhibition has been postponed till Oct 2020 , for obvious reasons, and my dissatisfaction with FB has reached a all time low. The introduction of their algorithms means the honeymoon is over. I have realised I can use my latest news segment to achieve the same ends , ie sharing my work with those who enjoy it, and the odd realisations to boot.
The next weeks will unfold a treasure trove of images that enter new territory and can only be found on my website.