Tuesday, July 28, 2009

in Progress (?)

The first is trying to look as close to the original on a small scale as possible although in fact all the figures have been substituted for the members of the band The Captain Pyrates.

The second is abstracted look at planes in the composition with what I am calling acid-house colours. Now it looks like global warmings, but not in this photo. I do not know why I turn things into abstract shapes (but I have always liked Picasso). Attempting figurative-ness in the first one (still working on) feels worthwhile too. They are both very Kitsch-y. In future will experiment more with materials and methods of application. I seem to have this tendency to rub the paint on in very thin layers and then take bits off again. Perhaps I am trying to be economical with paint. But it might also be fear.

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