Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Red

I have finally completed my abstract Red piece, and pieces of the old red canvas came in handy for that. I tried to create more texture by mixing glue with the paint, but the glue was too runny so it all settled flat! I ended up going over everything in just red paint, but in the light there is quite a nice shimmer created by the glue. The dots are quite spikey and sharp, and the smoother side is quite textured but I’m not sure if it shows in the photograph. I confess; I fiddled with the colour of the photo on my computer because the colour in the photo was nothing like the piece!




Acrylic on canvas, 50cm x 40cm


In other news, I have been working on an idea for a painting which I shall post the prototype of soon.

Also, I visited my old school today and was given a tour of the art department! My goodness, the standard of the students work is so much higher than it was when I was there 20 years ago! No wonder students work decorates many of the schools corridors. They even have their own gallery, in which hangs work of an artist who was once a student at the school. The art teachers each specialise in a particular area as well, which is fantastic – when I was there they were all very general, and I only remember one art teacher who was really any good. The funny thing is; I thought our facilities and our teachers were fantastic back then, because I had been to schools that had no art department at all!

I am now waiting for a call from the teacher who specialises in ceramics – 1. to see if I can use their kiln, and 2. to see if she is interested in giving classes.

4 comments:

painter girl said...

Hey Undaunted.
I really like your blog. I have been looking through some of your older posts. I will keep visiting. Left a note for you on my blog. I made some pics of the making of a coil built sculpture. Hope it helps.
Leanne P

Undaunted said...

Ooh thank you Painter Girl! - both for the compliments and the pictures! I will come and take a look!

cynthia said...

Very cool - I love monotone art works!

Undaunted said...

Thank you Cynthia, I'm glad you like it! :o)