I went home for a while but I’m back to tidy up my apartment and thesis studio. Going to work hard tonight to finish a portrait of my late Grandma for her husband. So far it looks Impressionist so It should turn out well as I know I can do that well. I will post pictures either tomorrow or later to night of it’s progress.
On a side note I am going to work on studies for final works for thesis and do some drawings etc. I might even start the files for my photo series I want to do. Although I am wondering how much it will cost to print when I do it. Size is always an issue for me it seems when talking to peers about my work. I’ll do some research on it and decide it all out before I compile everything together. I’m going to go make some tea and tidy up for dinner/lunch and my painting session
I’ve been quite busy working away at various works the past while. Playing with Duck tape and juxtaposing different images/bodies into the same work.
They remind me of Mondrian, the sectioned portions is something I remember doing back in high school. It was bound for a comeback sometime.
As for the duck tape I think I need to look for other colours, perhaps stick to Mondrians pallet.
I will bring my camera to take proper pictures, as my web cam does not stand up to it. And I am going to force myself to carry my case of mediums to work with.
On another note I think I need to look at Jean Gagnon’s Censorship, since I seem to be playing with that notion. Women are not sensored, but men are. Let’s see how this goes shall we?
After Wednesday and Thursdays critiques I’ve been working aggressively on various works. I hope to get about 10 works done by Halloween, various sizes. It’s a goal, a good one at that.
I’m trying to get good-old-rough-copies of assignments that need to be done. If all works out, Monday will be a studio day. Tuesday, I am hopeing to head to the ROM for a few hours (2-3?) to see the Vanity Fair show. It’s free for students to get in so I save 10$ ( I usually go on half price nights, aka friday).
This work I have though is done on Velum with charcoal. I really think I need to make a large version of one like it on the same paper. I am working with the ideas of Donna Haraway and her Cyborg. I quite like the construction of the body. The biology, the mechanics etc.
This other piece is in process, same idea but trying to use the same candy like colours in it. I started to use gel transfers as well, their prity interesting. Going to see how this piece goes.
This watercolor is done actually, but here is it before it was. It’s at the studio, I will get around to documenting it soon. Really nice, I wonder what Catherine Will say about it. I’m off to bed, going to open tomorrow. Good Night world.
I’ve been working on some new stuff as midterms are this week. My experimentation with ducktape has lead to the following works. The blue/teal/orange one is still being worked on. These paints, candy like, are so, well edible. I have been reading alot about pornography and how the female body functions. My reference recently has been playboy, which I really adore right now. The pink/neon green work is actually on packaging tape adhered to canvas. Because it was finicky , there are a lot of folds and crinkles in it, making the texture wonderful to work on. I am debating looking into finding ways to adhere saran wrap to the canvas, or just use it for texture, we’ll see how that goes. The smaller work, which is WAY too shiny, might possibly get donated to WhoDun it?, I am not sure.
We’ll I am off again to go do readings, either for thesis or my postmodern class. Latter.