just as with watercolor, charcoal carries a dynamic of its own - it carves into a nice deep path of pigment here, and tapers into a delicate line over the thinned oil. These are just underbellies of future works, but I love alternating betwwen the stick of compressed charcoal and the oil. In the past, I've stopped after hte initial drawing. But the last batch of preperatory paintings got me excited about leaving some of the lines in. In some area, using it as a colorant, in other areas, exploiting its line.
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Alright, everyone in Berkeley owns this car - but why do I love it? 65" length by 40" width (at widest point) by 24" height. Or, in proper terms 16 stacked landscape paintings.
To celebrate, I've been gliding around town on electric power, and splurging on large sheets of glare free plexiglass (33" x 48" pictured). Soon I will have put my first sticker on the car marking its turf, "Area C permit"