Friday, 1 April 2011
try something new every day....
...whilst Mrs No-Knickers was rambling through clay (see yesterday's post), I decided to give painting a try. I can't say whether it went well or not, having never painted with a brush before. I have, of course, dropped watercolour onto wet paper to behold the burst of colour that ensues and I did have a go scraping acrylic with an old credit card, just to see what happened, about four years ago.
One thing I have learnt this year is that most of an art degree is about showing the process of decision making involved in almost everything I do. It's a bit of a leap. I'm not allowed to say I 'like', 'enjoy' or 'dislike' something without following that word with a long explanation or argument for that decision or choice. That something can be another artist's work, it can be the media I choose to draw in, it could be the point of view expressed by an art critic. Everything is up for discussion.
This is how a previously rational person starts to draw suitcases and continues to draw suitcases for nearly four months of her life. And then, inexplicably picks up a paintbrush and tries to paint suitcases - so far, for three weeks of her life.
Now, you might look at this (as I do) and say, oooh, there's a WIP, there's a bit of an attempt at suitcase painting. Well, you're mistaken. This is a collection of marks, describing distortions of shape and line, inspired by a blurred photograph of a selection of suitcases. There you go....something new every day.
Posted by janicebotterill at 16:31