Saturday, August 18, 2012
"Don't Go", concept images, 48" x 60", proposed acrylic on canvas with digital projection
It's a matter of choice. The more opaque figure lightly touches is first love as he looks toward and imagines another life on board another. He wants neither to leave as he contemplates this choice. The under painting will be the landscape/ beach and the male figure( the subject and context of the story) painted using acrylic. A Gel medium layer will be built up over the sea to increase the light reflection when the digital projection is applied. The landscape above the horizon/the boat ( silhouette)/the female figure (silhouette)/the beach and the male figure will have an under layer(s) of mat medium to flatten the light. The projection will be the piece as it appears above. The boat and the female figure as objects of choice will be reduced to 60% opacity while the male figure ( subject) and landscape ( context) are at full opacity further solidified by the under painting. The male figure is the only aspect of the piece that is not affected by level 8 posterization.
"Whale Watch", concept images, Diptych, 30in x 60in x 2, proposed acrylic on Canvas
Whale Watch explores the dynamic between lovers and those yet to love. It is also a story of a changing relationship between brothers. The painting moves towards the future from right to left. What awaits the figure looking out to sea? What is the fate of the disappearing lovers as they fade from the canvas? The canvases are connected by the whale and the landscape. They are the context which is being totally ignored by the figures.