Thursday, May 30, 2013
05/28 I see an inspiration for the double Helix in a piece of artwork on the web- one that shows only a few turns of the "ladder". I sketch it out and fellow resident artist Arianne nods in agreement.
I obscure the mantras with yellow and begin sketching the helix with pencil before the paint is dry.
I paint in the helix with black gesso- will need to re-do the bottom section - "rungs" are too close and do not depict enough twist.
I finally did the lines down the arms - not perfect, but I will tweak.
Mantras will be painted in white over the helix design.
05/29 I took a big risk by painting in the helix without really thinking about how it will balance against the rest of the piece I am now not sure if the widest part of the outlines are too wide… While I am using acrylic paint, this yellow is not opaque and it is a challenge to have it obscure black. I should note that my concern about balance is my own and not based on what others will think. For a piece to "work" and for me to call it finished, it has to *feel* right and right now, I'm a little worried.
Stay tuned for more updates on the progress of this work. JUNE 7TH SAVE THE DATE! First Friday in June is when this exhibit will open. It will then be on display until July 3rd.
You can also view all my photos from this project on Flickr.