Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I finally finished my latest painting. This is acrylic and ink on an enlarged photo of a drawing I did. I've seen a few different ways to transfer drawings to canvas but none of them really appealed to me so I used a technique my wife uses for her encaustic paintings where she mounts enlarged photos onto woodboard and then paints on top of them. I used this approach here and will use it anytime I really want my painting to look exactly like my drawing.
This piece doesn't really mean anything in particular. Just a mosaic of weird faces. My goal when painting it was to try and not have your eye stay in one particular area. I didn't want too much of a focal point. I just want your eyes to get lost in it. I want the viewer to be slightly disoriented, uncomfortable and just generally feel like they're on something.