Friday, January 19, 2007

Painting, Day 3



It's been a crazy, hectic day, and I didn't get done as much as I wanted to. I did get to work on the black crane in the bottom left corner and I added a yellow crane head on the right bottom to balance out some of the yellow I added yesterday on the left side of the canvas. Some of the cranes on the right side of the canvas are supposed to be unfinished and I need to work on those next week. The idea is that peace is a work in progress -- it takes a lot of work to fold a crane, and it takes a lot of work to create peace. At any point during the process of creating either, you might find yourself saying, "this isn't working out the way I wanted it to," and wanting to give up. Then you try again and wind up with something beautiful ... or not... but it can be achieved with a little persistance and creativity.

5 comments:

QUASAR9 said...

Awesome,
Rebecca I was about to say its the same pic on the previous post - whrn I noted the yellow crane added on.
You could have used it as a spot the difference test.

Anathema Device said...

Hehehe! Yeah, it doesn't look much different at first glance. Look at the shading on the black crane in the bottom left corner -- it's not shaded in the earlier pic.

This is where painting gets tedious, because progress doesn't happen as easily as it does when you're just putting down the composition.

Old Broad said...

OMG. That is a magnificent painting. You ARE an artist.

Charlie Tee said...

You are just the best...love the piece, and it's progress.Tee

Sharon said...

Oooh, I really like this.