Monday, May 18, 2009


So here's one that I "finished" last week. It's acrylic on canvas board; obviously, the unabashed figure is unabashedly stolen from the Edward Burne-Jones Perseus & Andromeda that I commented on the other day. I make no claims for the technique I'm slowly trying to "master" (or recover? – I painted better at 17, I fear), but the photo doesn't capture the background, which really does glow after 12 or 13 coats of glazed blue & a very thick varnish.

Obviously, this & the various other things I've bunged onto the Flickr page are mostly attempts at coming to terms with the medium, rather than real "art." But I have biggish plans burbling somewhere for a series of big canvases. First, tho, I need to get comfortable with painting real stuff in the background, rather than fun geometries.


Vance Maverick said...

Did you see the Flickr set of illustrations from a biology textbook of 1972 that was making the rounds? I mean no disrespect at all in saying this might find companionship there.

I like how you've centered the big circle in the blue plane on the midmost mystery. Perhaps this is the sun whose setting illuminates the peach?

Vance Maverick said...

It is a rising, not a setting sun.