Thursday, December 18, 2014
With all of that, in some ways I'm still as confused as I was 8 months ago. I'm excited by the process, love the thrill of the transfer(will it work or not!!) and initially love the way it looks. But after a bit, after it settles in, I feel like it's not quite enough, and I'm not sure where to take it. With Smudge I went back to my beloved oils, which I haven't used in almost ten years. This piece is a combination of a transfer gone bad, collage, paint peels, and oil paint. I'm pleased with it, but am afraid it's a step backwards. In other words, been there, done that. I'm trying to go somewhere I've never been, never seen, and don't have a clue of how to get there except that I need to involve paint with photography, and that I need not to be careful, thoughtful, or to pre-plan where I'm headed. Makes it hard to pack for the journey.