New Aya Takano paintings at Arrested Motion... here
At home in Beverly for the week. Yay!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Some thoughts on poetry that I'll be making some complementary pieces for, interspersed with Art History notes.
Related older pieces I don't think I've ever posted:
Remember, Gentle Reader, that most of these and a variety of others are available on Flickr.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
I will scan this once its further along so you can really see the details. On the left side you can see some of my initial layers, and then a later version. I work spontaneously right onto the painting, and then occasionally take the image into Photoshop and superimpose my initial sketch over it to see what I need to change. I end up with sort of a plastic surgeon's notebook page of changes. :) hehe
Sometime I will be more diligent in documenting the various layers that go into a painting like this - I do some fun stuff with pouring, dripping etc. Basically I came up with a line drawing, copied it by lightbox onto the paper, then painted loosely over it using a lot of liquid, flowing paint to get various exciting textures and a lot of movement. At this point the underdrawing is only vaguely visible, so i repaint it from what I can see of it, and then started applying really, really thin glazes of translucent acrylic. Then take it into Photoshop to compare to the original, fix stuff, paint more, on and on until I am happy. Depending on the subject and how things turn out on their own, I may be more or less meticulous about sticking to the original drawing.
There will eventually be a huge field of purple peonies in the background. I think.
This is coming along. I think it's mostly done - just needs some darker values and some more color in the twisted branches.