I went with my original instinct, and decided to deviate from the dense green cloud of the original comp, by painting a simple cream impasto for the background.
The paint flowed with ease tonight-oil heady in my nostrils again-autopilot style with Elbow on loop.
“His little bloody rag of a person didn’t look as if it could ever get up again, much less hurt anyone. It was only a child. A wounded child.” John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In
The scaled up ‘Life after death’ was losing something in the spontaneity of the original, so I erased it, and started fresh.
In between a crushing workload, I sat down with the San Diego Art journal this week,for a filmed interview. Despite the horror of being faced with my mug, I am surprisingly lucid. Great production too, with nice ominous soundtrack. Thank you John Lidot and Mark Jesinoski. Enjoy:
Title: Disambiguous Foresight (Visions of the Afterlife) Size: 11 ” x 14″ Medium: Acrylic on canvas
These past few days I’ve been ensconced with commissions, but I felt the fact that I gave myself some studio time to begin a new piece warranted an update, so here are the beginnings of my next skull in the series.
I’ve deliberately taken a few days to assemble my thoughts about Saturday’s show. Not only to soar above the inevitable comedown but to try and find some cohesion in the whirlwind that was the night.