I've been reading David Batchelor's Chromophobia and it confirmed a lot of things I've been thinking about in terms of colour and painting.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Here are a few images of my current work in progress. What I find interesting with these "black" paintings is that I can turn down the light. I'm not able to do that with the cellophane works because the material is too reflective. It would be interesting to see them in dialogue with each other in a large and properly lit space.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
I'm still confronting my dislike for Emily Carr's paintings. I keep reevaluating my opinion of her work whenever I see it. I think that her less stylized works have a stronger presence than the stuff she's more famous for. What I do enjoy is her exploration of marks, not as accents or showing the spirit of the forest or whatever she was doing. But when the mark serves as a constructive element and as a gesture then I think her painting is quite strong.
I may do a future post where I site my favourite marks in art history. :)
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
|Dimming the Light, 30" by 30", oil on canvas|
I wonder how low I can turn down the lights?
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
I've been wanting to try using an oil based ground for my paintings on canvas and decided I would finally give it a try.
|Scrub PVA Size onto an unstretched canvas.|
Monday, May 14, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Monday, May 7, 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
I've been thinking about the colours used in plastics and found out that plastic is actually off-white in its natural state. So any colour is added must be a dye and the dyes that are used are chosen from our modern colour charts (by whichever company the plastic manufacturers use). This confirms the notion that contemporary colour theory is based on the colour chart and not the Newtonian colour wheel. I wrote an essay about this for my History of Looking and Perception class, it is below.
Corrosive Beauty, Benign Repugnance: The Buzz of Contemporary Colour