Saturday, July 17, 2010

Some Emily

I feel slow to move lately. the "to do" shelf seems to be populating much faster than the "done" shelf. here's a new watercolour and a painting in progress i started a few days back.





in some book of almost stories, i find emily resting for a long time in a clearing, her branches full of blossoms, watched and studied. she would be one to feel a strangers eyes on her, and i think she might welcome it for a time. but, with all things, she will move on.

i have a thought of her stirring as from some deep sleep, and as she rises, leaving a slow rain of petals behind her, a little keepsake for her timid observer.

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more pen drawings on flickr, under the title "laboured error".

3 comments:

Alexander Kramer said...

It would be interesting to paint those cardboard boxes so that when they are assembled into a box, it creates another image.

Then they can function as art AND a box. Double reuse!

barry quinn said...

For this one, the image is painted on the inside, as it folds. but yes, definitely a cool idea. been collecting funky little wooden boxes from charity chops and painting images on them (though taking a little more time with them). i'd imagine the paint would be quickly worn off the cardboard ones if they were used as a box. but i'll probably give it a go anyway! it'd be interesting to see what shapes would come out.

Alexander Kramer said...

Maybe using a fixative over the painting would help wear and tear, or a seran wrap cover? Maybe a few coats of a lacquer or something similar, but it might make the box a little on the heavy side.

And, I'm not sure if a spray on fixative would be to your eco-friendly standards. Might have to go with the liquid fixative.

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