Here is another painting I started yesterday, this one is from a photograph I took in Victoria in November last year. It’s still a work in progress.. I have two others also started yesterday/today, also from photo’s which I will post soon.
It’s been a busy day here and I’ve managed to get through a lot. It helps when you wake up at 5:30!! I was up wide awake, BING! As Billy Connelly says in one of his shows, ‘…like a man in a tooth paste commercial – ‘MORNING!’.. So I expect a midday rise tomorrow!
Here is the google map position for this painting.. http://tinyurl.com/cdc6gy
Ok, enough rambling.
And a quick shout out to a super talented dude I met yesterday with Evan, Hovig Alahaidoyan. Not only is he a great concept artist, he is a great photographer. Here is his blog, check it out! http://hoviga.blogspot.com/
That’s a Tibetan greeting for those who dont know..
And in the spirit of things Tibetan, here is a painting of lake Chandra Thal in the North Indian Himalaya region. It is based on a photograph I shot there in 2004. The painting is a departure from the photo as the original composition was weak… All I did was transfer the problem over to the canvas as I feel the composition of this painting suffers the same fate!
The ‘chorten’ in the foreground is not actually there at the lake, but I love the shape and the prayer flags that stick out of them. If you listen carefully you can hear the flags flapping in the breeze… I miss that place big time! The Himalaya is like a giant reset button for your soul, it’s utterly refreshing and cleansing in every way.
This one is a classic case of the painting looking much better in the flesh however.. for the life of me I cannot get a decent repro of it! Anyway, I’ve been painting this one for a while now, and tonight I managed to get it somewhat where I want it. I need to let it go actually and move on, but it has been bugging me… so here it is.. I’ll post wip pics later.
This year’s SmARTist Telesummit was fantastic. A whole week of inspirational and practical advice for artists and how they can promote themselves and use social media to generate a buzz about their art. Met a lot of amazing people through the forum and heard amazing speakers discuss a variety of topics from tax issues to visioning, awesome!
My head is almost exploding with new ideas and information, I cant wait to apply it all.
At the same time I’ve been working on a Matte Painting for the film KNOWING through Animal Logic. So its been one full on week here for me.
I haven’t put paint to canvas in about 3 weeks which must change ASAP!!