As I was painting this one today I thought it reminded me of a school of fish. It was only after I had scanned it into the computer that I saw it as a school of pirahna in bloody water. Horribly gruesome isn't it :)
Friday, July 30, 2010
I have been working on a new series of Carousel Horses for the August ACEO theme week on eBay and I guess that has me seeing horses in my Rainbow Reflection paintings again.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
This was the third painting I attempted today. Third time lucky I guess. I thought I was going to have to put up just another abstract design but thought I would try one more time to create something with some meaning.
I like this one because it reminds me of a smoking hot day over the city. The heat holding down the smog and creating heat ripples across the landscape. As the sun sinks towards the horizon the shadows slowly creep in but the heat remains.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Another abstract tonight. I find that for the most part I am not inspired to create anything specific. I am not forcing it though. I am just going to continue to create these Rainbow Reflections and see if they develop into anything more.
I am going to continue through with the same color scheme for the rest of the project. I find that it really helps me to become inspired by ideas or concepts rather than the colors.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Today I saw ballet dancers stretching when I started to scrape off the paint. It was completely by accident that I created the effect of a mirror behind the dancers.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
For the majority of this project I have refrained from naming the paintings but there have been a few days where I was not only inspired by the flow of the paint but by the title that occurred to me. Today was one of those days. As I started laying in the sgraffito it looked to me like an angel flying and the title came to me "When Angels Take Flight".