DAILY PAINTING: "Paris Attacks" We've moved beyond the underpainting to the main image, still using transparent paint in the colors of the Republic (plus gold & black), letting some of the underpainting show in slashing lines. More work to come!
DAILY PAINTING: "Paris Attacks" My friends, you can see that this painting is already taking on a life of its own, even at this early stage. Surely this comes from a deep well of emotion & thought, which so many of us share. Because I intend the newspaper collage elements to be incorporated into the painting, while still being somewhat readable, transparent paint is necessary. This is an ancient French technique (how appropriate!) called grisaille, which is how the old Ma
DAILY PAINTING: "Paris Attacks" All of the world was deeply impacted by what happened in Paris, myself included, so I suppose I needed this month since the attack to try to begin to process what happened and what it means for us all. We all process things differently; for me as an artist, of course, I have to turn my thoughts and feelings into a painting. This is a diptych, a single image spread across two panels. I haven't photographed the whole thing, since it's just i
I intend to turn this into a full scale painting, but in the meantime, I've been thinking about the state of things. And I've been reading. The name means City of Peace, thanks to King David, 3,000 years ago. The hope of the world, and 3 great religions, center there, so my painting will be a prayer for peace. And in its 5,000 year history, the city and its people have seen precious little peace.