Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eighteen

See T'Hed Seventeen for previous progressions... Seventeen inspired me to return to fewer faces in my composition and I stopped and contemplated for some time before adding the second small face. I feel the two-face arrangement feels the best, but that is always changing for me... arg and yay! I felt a preoccupation with the … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eighteen

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Seventeen

See T'Hed Sixteen for previous progressions... This one was drawn on a wonderfully rich, Sienna-orange paper that I felt could allow for some fun contrasts with oil pastels... I didn't want to hide the paper, so I chose to make fewer and bigger faces that it could shine through with. I also felt I could … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Seventeen

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Sixteen

See T'Hed Fifteen for previous progressions... As mentioned in the previous post, I wanted a more monochrome feel to it and was a little worried about what using black would do to the visibility of the lines of the drawing... As it turns out, needn't have worried, as the lines jump out... especially since I … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Sixteen

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Fifteen

See T'Hed Fourteen for previous progressions... I deviated on composition for this one, because I was getting concerned about stagnation... I felt the need to push the colours and focused on complementary ones for the background... the result feels a little too simple for the feeling I got from the charcoal sketch. I feel as … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Fifteen

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Fourteen

See T'Hed Thirteen for previous progressions For starters let me say that I thought I would be moving onto another canvas for future explorations and I had found a pile of interesting card stock to play with, but while contemplating other media to draw with, I found another five sheets of the same paper I've … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Fourteen

Study of Deibenkorn Reading The Paper – Discovering a New Balance

When you look at the last photo of this project you will see that it felt our of balance. It bothered me for days that I couldn't figure out what was off and frankly, I'm still not sure. I felt I needed to bring the striations of horizontal colours more inline with each other. Part … Continue reading Study of Deibenkorn Reading The Paper – Discovering a New Balance

Study of Deibenkorn Reading The Paper – Adding some texture

While I feel the window that separates the halves of the composition turned out remarkably well, I realize that it completely restated the figure. Is he inside a room, or outside one? What kind of space is he sitting in? Do I need to continue the glass across the back of the composition to further … Continue reading Study of Deibenkorn Reading The Paper – Adding some texture

Study of Deibenkorn Reading The Paper – first colours

Let me start with the persistent questions of authenticity, originality, inspiration, and appropriation I beat myself up with on almost every new painting. They are all versions of "what is the line between inspiration and plagiarism?" AND they all fuel my self-doubt, my impostor syndrome! I don't know how to be rid of this feeling, … Continue reading Study of Deibenkorn Reading The Paper – first colours

Hiding – the little devil in me

I had too much time on my hands during a workday, as my team decided we had done enough for the day, and I wasn't sure what to do with myself. We were basically told to go and hide until the day was done. I wandered around the school I'm working in and found the … Continue reading Hiding – the little devil in me

Lunchtime

I've taken a summer job that allows me to have some extended breaks in the day. While not ideal for me, as I like to get stuff finished before starting something new, I'm learning to adapt. I've decided to challenge myself to paint some things during my breaks. I have a new watercolour set that … Continue reading Lunchtime