Sunday, 10 August 2008

In other news...

I eventually finished the painting I was working on for hubby, which was based on an early found art piece. The original piece was called "Dawn on the blue planet" and showed the earth only half lit and half in darkness. I couldn't be bothered to colour the whole piece of paper black, so I just did a black circle, and my husband thought it looked like the reflection of the earth in the pupil of an eye and asked me to paint it for him. So here it is, called "World in My Eyes". (The stripes in the sea shouldn't be there (sorry to disappoint you!) I can only presume I had a finger print on my lens or something!)




I painted the world half lit and half in darkness to start with, but I didn't like the angle of the shade so I started again. Then it wasn't central in the pupil, so I started it again! By this time hubby decided that he wanted the whole earth to be visible. I realise that as a reflection the earth should actually be the other way round, but hubby wanted it this way, and I aim to please!

I have also been working on another painting, which again is based on a found art piece. It should have been finished by now but after painting the entire background green I decided I didn't like it, so I repainted it white! It still looks a bit patchy at the moment, and then Anita threw a spanner in the works by saying I should paint the background another colour rather than just leaving it white, so I'm really undecided about it now.


And even more news...

Anita and I have decided to look for other venues to exhibit at. The theory is that if we can just keep moving our paintings from one venue to the next then we won't have them cluttering up our homes as our collection grows! (Although I happen to like my own paintings, but I will run out of wall space eventually!)

6 comments:

JafaBrit's Art said...

I agree about moving your show from one venue to another for a while :)

I like your painting.

Undaunted said...

Thank you Jafabrit :) I had to paint it three times before I got the earth right!

About the show - Anita feels very differently about her art than I do. It's a cathartic experience for her, and once they are painted she's happy to never see them again. I kind of understand how she feels, as I'm like that about my violent paintings. But hers are so beautiful, so I find it odd.

But I think moving from one venue to another will get us known in the local area, which could be good :)

Kathy L said...

Oh and I agree also about moving the ol show. Sooner or later something will sell (I hope anyway) because the odds are with us! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I wish you could meet my kids...they would love you!

k

Undaunted said...

Thank you Kathy, I'm sure I would love them too!

We have some other venues lined up already! I shall post about them soon.

Kathy L said...

I promise I will post the original photo that I took Claire's drawing from. I altered the photo in photoshop for another project. Can't wait to see your new works!

Undaunted said...

Thanks Kathy!

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the photoshopped image!