New Work “Rainbow over Wailua” (wip)
December 9, 2007
I am not quite sure why I am really doing this – publishing images about an unfinished silk painting – maybe just for fun or to keep track of my own process and progress. Sometimes I am not really sure whether there is some at all – I mean progress.
There are always moments during the painting process where I often think about a re-start because things do not develop as I have planned them. The reason – material and paints do not work as I want them to work. Funny isn’t it? So I am not that much in control I thought I am. But working with accidents and serendipities is another aspect of creating art because the hands sometimes do something different from what the brain wanted to do. I suppose I have a lot to learn still…
Now here is the first image (inspired by old travel photography as I said a couple of posts ago):
I really worked a while on the rainbow and my main concern was to avoid a kitsch result at all means. So this is what I came up with after some time:
The next detail shot shows a bit of the details I am currently working on now in the lower part of the painting. I am still not sure whether I leave the rainbow as it is right now or going to change it:
Not very satisfied with the result yet but let’s wait and see how it ends up – in the bin or on a stretcher frame…