No matter how deeply we try to carve it in to the fleeting passages of time, the sands shall ever wear our conceits down, and when they do, will we be there to embrace it?
"Predatory capitalism created a complex industrial system and an advanced technology; it permitted a considerable extension of democratic practice and fostered certain liberal values, but within limits that are now being pressed and must be overcome. It is not a fit system for the mid-twentieth century. It is incapable of meeting human needs that can be expressed only in collective terms, and its concept of competitive man who seeks only to maximize wealth and power, who subjects himself to market relationships, to exploitation and external authority, is antihuman and intolerable in the deepest sense." `~ Noam Chomsky
Took a bit for me ol' noggin to wrap it's head around all the completely new technical concepts involved to film and edit it ( I haven't even scratched the surface) , however I hope you will enjoy this first attempt!
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Decided to try out something different this time with one of my figure gesture studies.. This piece pretty much evolved organically with the different media added according to what was called out for as the piece progressed!
So I went a diving in to my old store of holiday pics from the bygone days when I went anywhere at all, and found some snapshots taken on a trip to Tioman Island.. Their beaches are the stuff of paradise, as are many of our beautiful seaside destinations here. The sand as fine as caster sugar and water so crystal clear, one could almost forget the degradation and pollution that would probably have shown up if not for the resorts careful maintenance.
Painted alla prima....
.... and another gesture drawing... :)
Another expressive piece combining a mix of media to create a blend of abstract realism. The gestural charcoal drawing of an expectant mother was first fixed from the back with shellac in expressive strokes that would then still be visible in a luminous like effect under the layer of translucent black plaka paint strokes in the front.
The linear accidental effects from the paint caused by the natural puckering of the paper when wet, gives further dimensional layering and interest to the piece..
The astronomical clock in Prague is the 3rd oldest clock in the world and the oldest running and its intricate design and craftsmanship is really a sight to behold. This watercolour was painted from an image my mum took on a trip there a few years back. I instantly fell in love with the image of this beautiful medieval wonder and knew I had to paint it.
A study done for Our Painted Lives challenge of 'Where we store things', this drill has been my trusty helper for more than 20 years now!..
Though I had planned on following along with all the weekly challenges, I decided after my lackluster interest in this one that I would focus only on the challenges that aligned with my main objective when I started, and that was improving my skills with colour and light,
I jumped ahead a bit with some of my painting buddies a month or so back, to do Week 33 where Nicolas asked us to search for old paint tubes we've bought in the past but have hardly ever used.. Begging the question Why did I buy this?..
Each piece just used two of these abandoned tubes and white, the two chosen completely by chance.
My throw of the dice landed me with palettes that were quite monotone, but it was still fun to find ways to create receding cools and advancing warms with the limited palettes..
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Hi guys, This is the first little painting I've done of Watson,
Surprising since her cuteness seems quite unreal at times.. haha!
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p.s. Read more about how this piece was created at 'Watson' the Cat Wet on Wet Oil Painting'
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