Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Well, my blog is now becoming a scrapbook of lost ideas. But, I received a good amount of feedback on the last post and so I thought that I'd add this other idea I had at the time I was working on the Polyphemus one. These sketches actually relate to the painting I'm currently finishing up (it will be posted soon!) in that it's from Herodotus. This is Artemisia of Halicarnassus. What I regret is not taking a photo of the model I made of the wall and rafters. Because I wanted the miniture to seem like it was 10 ft. in height I recall making the wall and ceiling dimish exagerratedly in scale so that it would hit the vanishing point it would were it larger...I even did a fresco and calculated it's necessary distortion and recopied it on the skewed model. I have no idea now if the math was all right but it actually looked really convincing through a view finder.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Well, since I can't seem to finish the paintings I'm currently working on, I'll post some more old ideas that never materialized. These sketches, done from my head, are from about 4 or 5 years ago. It was right after I completed my studies at Waterstreet and before I thought of the whaling series. I don't even know now why I didn't proceed but I still kind of like it and it may make it's way to my easel yet.