Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Sneak a peek

I'm not sure why I always take premature, badly lit photos of what i'm working on - I should probably just wait till i'm finished, but i'm a blabber mouth. I like rabbiting on and constant analysis :)

The angle is squinty, I couldn't be bothered trying to prop it up properly (I've been going running recently and whatever tolerance I once had for late night photographs is completely gone)

There are many things wrong with it, and there's loads more to go. Lots of bees and butterflies, and several beautiful flowers I found pictures of will be painted around the base.

I will say about this piece that it's been reworked so many times you can see raised lines in the paint of old leaves, ex-flowers, null & void petals. But now I feel like I have a base to work with, rather than a big mess which I can't seem to pull together :)

9 comments:

josée said...

Beautiful work! I often come to see your blog and I love it!

Jayme McGowan said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I can't wait to see the completed piece...

ArtSnark said...

Your sneak peeks are always a pleasure. The off angles & colors add to the intrigue

mhegedus said...

I Love it - it is beautiful!!!!!!!

donna said...

i like sneak peaks!

pen and paper said...

How lovely! You know, I was just at the SF MOMA earlier today with my sister and some friends, and of four or five Mondrians we all liked one in particular because you could see where he'd made revisions and changes as he went along. I think as an artist you feel compelled to leave the finished product as polished and final as possible, but as a viewer it is equally fascinating to see a piece that has unintentional glimpses into the process of its creation.

paolability said...

I like it a lot. Lots of layers and depth. I look forward to seeing the finished piece.

Jo James said...

It's coming along beautifully! And I love seeing in-progress pics :)

I also love seeing shadows of revisions. Gives a little glimpse into the mind of the artist.

Lauren said...

so beautiful. this is one of my favorite colors too.