Spray painted in the rain yesterday, still raining, glug, glug.
Here is what has been done so far on the Box. Now don't panic..I am really not going for a huge Easter egg effect! I am using these colors to cover up the dreaded white, (you know the feeling a huge sheet of white paper can do to some artists..it can strike fear in the best of us!) Also I learned to use a vibrant color as a background to murals ( a George Sisquieros trick). Once the actual design is painted over the background the painting has a glow imparted by bits of the base color showing through in spots and under transparent glazes. This is the hope that it will happen on this box! Normally I would use only one base color but I decided to try these 3 colors and see what happens! Always an experiment...
The next plan is transferring from drawings, figures to each side. I am placing desert animals indigenous to Utah, then rock art and a celestial cosmos type sky. I am hoping to stylize the animals so they are colorful but still recognizable as the animals they represent. This has me concerned. I have seen it done many times by other artists but never by me! I am wondering how to make a coyote, magpie and Hare colorful, geometric,stylized in a satisfactory way. The lizard is actually the one I am starting with since I have seen many examples of colorful lizards..especially in Latin American art. Any ideas?
But today..I get to run errands and grocery shop..yay for payday. The cupboards are bare and I was wanting to stock up the Ark.
My job is being postponed because of the weather..Thinking I will start next week but not sure when!
I signed up and paid my money to participate in the 12 by 12 show at the Hive Gallery in Salt Lake City. It is a funky little gallery in the Trolley Square complex ( the trolley barns were converted to a mall years ago). The paintings will be due in July and I am trying to think of what to do. I will do 3. Also still working on the interpretation of Isaac's work for September and then the Library show in Feb. I have my work cut out for me!! This is what I wanted..to have deadlines. Oh and
Have a great day..don't float away
I am dropping anchor for a while.