Saturday, October 31, 2009

The canvas 4

Finally finished the tester piece, to my satisfaction. Happy that I'm beginning to know what I want from this work. To show the over whelming power struggle between the need to provide adequate housing for the masses over the needs of the masses to be able to afford and control their own housing and the cost of adequate housing opposed to the poverty of the many living in the slums. Kind of, in a way, otherwise its just a commentary on extreme urban growth without real provision for the low incomed, add your own words and opinions.

Anyway, pics show the finished tester and the started final piece, although I may play with another tester before I do anything else to the big one. I need to get it right. There's a lot riding on this work. Next piece I do I'm concentrating on the human form and doing NO MORE LANDSCAPE!

The canvas 3

Not happy, the paint was too thick and when it wasn't it was too thin. Sort of still getting ideas about how I want it to look. Not going to go completely down this route, and I don't like the very limited palette.

Changes will be made and the next trial started today. Going to get on now, less than 2 weeks to the deadline and a business plan to write too. Bugger!

I have been having too much fun and not doing enough work.

Enough messing about now, and on to the serious stuff. Plus I'm trying to get the altered book off the ground.

My middle name feels like it should be procrastinator. OK, work. Now. Go on, get on with it!

Probably more of the same later.