I came a cropper. Interesting lesson. I showed too many people what I had done and had lots of very good feedback BUT that stopped me from working. I lost my own thread with the work and started to doubt where I wanted to take the work. I am now getting back to my original intentions and have started to draw again, after a two week break. I shall now show just details and research stuff for a while and not share wide .
I do love painting. The Finishing of masks is just about my favourite part of the mask making process. Therefore, now I am setting myself this challenge, to paint for the sake of painting. I shall use this 3D triptych as the blank ground for painting. I just don’t know what it will be, certainly not decorative and not my familiar mask technique of exaggerating the underlying form. So lets see. I have always been particularly impressed by the way in which ceramic artists are able to paint/draw directly onto a 3D surface. And of course, cave painters did the same, on bare rock AND in the dark.
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Drawing Willow Pattern
Big Charcoal begun One metre diameter. Following my leather tea-cup and saucer, I am continuing looking at how might see the world of Tea drinking. Dunno where this is taking me?
New Pantalone Mask.
Experiments with eye hole shape and paint finishes. Traditionally this mask is black or at least very dark but I would like to see him played with an aged, unhealthy pallid skin tone. As for the eyes, maybe round, wide open though I like the shape on the right