Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
My only regret is that I got to the Trust after lunch so did not get to capitalize on the day. Nevertheless, a good time was had.
And if you're in Trinidad and want to come along, do try.
Wonderful vistas to paint there.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
This is my first piece of sculpture entitled My Hands are Tied
She's about 24cm in height using air-dry clay over an aluminium armature (See earlier posts for armature)
1. My hands are Tied (front view)
3. Side view
The highways would bring such joy and pleasure and a hint of wistfulness. I wanted to paint them. I would wish for the ability to just capture the colour on the distant hill or the mood of the evening or what I call God's grandeur: the sun shining through the clouds on an evening just before the sun decides it's time to shine somewhere else.
God granted me the ability as an adult and I'm so grateful for the privilege. Art has become, not just a means of earning a living. It has become a passion and a voice. A tool that I can use to reach someone who needs to have an outlet or develop his/her creative side. I cannot think of doing anything else and if I do it must involve painting and drawing and yes, even sculpting.
I want to experience and experiment and dabble with different things so I bought myself some clay and I learned how to make an armature. I posted them so that you can share in the triumph and pleasure of discovery and also learn for those who may be wondering.
God has been good to me. I bless Him for giving me so much.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Changes have been made to the background in order to bring the focal point forward. The garlic has also been redefined and shadows added.
The reflection on the bowl is starting to come together.
The cast shadow has also been redefined a bit.
I do not want to overwork the piece so I am trying to be very economical in the changes and brushstrokes that I use. I find someimes in my desire for 'perfection' and to get the piece just so I end up doing more harm than good so I'm trying to curb my compulsion to fix. Just lay down a stroke and leave it alone.
This piece has proven to be a challenge, not necessarily in the technical aspects but in the length of time that I have spent on it because of other commitments that take away from my paining time.
Any critique or helpful suggestions are welcome, so feel free to comment you artists following this blog.