Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: dry pastels

See T'Hed: Pencil outline for previous reflections... I was really uncertain of the colour pallet I wanted to land on and felt the need to play with options and finishes at the same time. I really just wanted a glimpse of what colour might do. I've been experimenting with dry and oil pastels throughout the … Continue reading Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: dry pastels

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty

See T'Hed Nineteen for previous reflections... As mentioned in the previous post, I am pursuing the answer to my question: can I make mature art with children's materials? The challenges of using crayons on card stock don't seem to be prohibitive. I'm starting to think that it might be in my head. Of course I … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Nineteen

It's been a couple of weeks since I made any art, because I've been trying to get ready for the new semester of teaching, but that is a whole different topic for another post... let's talk inspiration for this development instead. See T'Hed Eighteen for previous progressions... First, I found a small stack of white … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Nineteen

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Thirteen

See T'Hed Twelve for previous progressions... Note: I did Twelve and Thirteen in the same sitting and used most of the same decisions on both, other than placement of the faces... so the texts will be repeated both days. Going forward there should be some interesting changes... stay tuned... Starting with some blue, textured drawing … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Thirteen

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twelve

See T'Hed Eleven for previous progressions... Starting with some blue, textured drawing stock, I needed to decide course, material, and shapes... as well as volume (how many faces...). I considered what colours play off the blue the best... I wanted a yellow sky and dark (brown) ground so the faces could pop if they remained … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twelve

working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eleven

See T'Hed Ten for previous progressions... Note: I am repeating the same words as yesterday, as I feel they are relevant here and both drawings were done at the same time. I fell upon a couple of sheets of a darker grey paper. I looked at them for a while and wondered if I should … Continue reading working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eleven

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Nine

See T'Hed Eight for previous progressions... Where am I in this one? A dark mood emerging, resolute to move forward with this project... sounds good to me. I used the slate grey paper with gouache on top... I blended the base colours with white to give them more depth and volume. I can't decide if … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Nine

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Ten

See T'Hed Nine for previous progressions... I fell upon a couple of sheets of a darker grey paper. I looked at them for a while and wondered if I should draw in only black charcoal or add colours... I saw the outcomes clearly in my mind and I didn't feel the colours, but perhaps I'd … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Ten

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eight

See T'Hed Seven for previous progressions... Staring at some slate grey drawing paper I was sure I'd like to use the charcoals again, but I needed something different... some other texture to play with. I decided on gouache. I started with painting in the gouache background... unblended and straight pigments. I really love how this … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eight

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Seven

See T'Hed Six for previous progressions... As stated yesterday, both Six and Seven reflect my crummy moods of late... Yesterday, I acknowledged some anger and sadness... this one makes me think I am receding into an empty space of icky feelings. I'm shrinking and loosing form (my self) and the happiness (yellow shapes) are all … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Seven