Monday, May 30, 2016

"REcreation" WIP

Am beginning a new painting, this time on prepared canvas, which is primed canvas with another coating of gesso and a gloss medium coat over that, then as each layer is done, a coating of gloss medium will be added... first, after the initial prep, is the grisaille, and in this work, am using the same kind of imagined tree as in "Mother Lode"... 30"x48", prepared canvas -

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Anniversary #7

Today marks the seventh year of this  -
 'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die." from Tennyson's ULYSSES...

I opened with "The Mother Lode" -
and in this coming year an doing a variation of it for the ongoing painting from my 'bucket list' - "REcreation", a pen and color ink painting on primed and prepared canvas, 30"x48"... carrying on this seeking the newer world, the world where the visual art is consciously themed and glorifying being human, preferably through use of metaphors...

and so I sail on.............