Monthly Archives: September 2012
Check out the amazing art by Andy Goldsworthy! Google his name and you will find wonderful pictures. He only uses natural materials such as stones, leaves, reeds, snow, etc. Many of his works resemble eyes! There is often a dark, mysterious hole in the center of his works, juts like the pupil in an eye. This morning I transformed a molehill into a very modest tribute to Andy Goldsworthy! An incredible artist.
Today I did something I have never done before. I painted on plywood without using any extra linseed oil. This means that the paint was really dry, since the oil in the paint soaks in to the plywood very quickly. I also used old and worn brushes, which makes it more like using crayons or pastels. I think I will leave the painting now. The areas which have no paint will darken, as the wood ages, which may add extra texture to the work, who knows? That is part of the fun, to see what is going to happen…
After two and a half months the wind finally caused a communication breakdown. I am actually surprised the painting lasted that long! But I had hoped it would last all winter.
It took almost four hours to take everything apart and clean up. Quite a few people came by and expressed how sad they were to see the painting go down. I have really enjoyed this project! It has been so nice to work outside, with the ocean nearby, the wind, the sounds, and most of all, the nice, friendly and positive people I have met. Thank you!
Now I am thinking about another place where I can have the painting. I want it to be outside all winter… I will have to do some minor repair work and then it goes up again.