Month: May 2009

Like the aboriginees

Working on the large panels allows for much more physicallity, and gives the feeling of walking the earthscape and mirroring the movement of line with the body, a real connection, remeniscent of how aborigenees walk the land and their amazing paintings that map their trails. The initial stages are all about contour, texture, and building the feeling of terrain, and must not be rushed, this stage has to be perfect before anything else can be done. Visually, it is frustrating, and eventually applying colour comes as a releif and bring the panels to life. Each panel becomes an intimate part of my life whilst being formed, I know every twist and turn, line, and feature, and it progresses slowly each mark, each addition a decision made, and a choice taken.