Justice

Here’s a first draft for Justice. It’s far more stylized than the drawing for angelic temperance, but I’ll develop that drawing later. I’m enjoying this formal approach for a change. I think this is the natural progression from the very simple Numbers by Painting pieces I began and abandoned earlier this year. The number symbolism…

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Numbers by Painting V

Here are the photos that I should have posted yesterday. All in process, nothing completed. Two, Five and One in their present condition.  Here’s a closer shot of Two. You can see the stippled surface where the rag breaks up the surface of the paint. Here’s a shot showing the surface of Five. The semi-transparent…

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Numbers by Painting IV

I laid on a coat of Ultramarine blue over the brown surface of the number five piece, and used some zinc white mixed with a little payne’s grey to make a semi-transparent blue-grey to glaze over the number two. I pulled the glaze using a clean rag so it has a translucent  patchiness over the white under painting. Newspaper…

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Numbers by painting

I’m beginning a series of paintings of numbers using Pythagorean and Renaissance alchemical ideas about how numbers represent divine order. I have seven boxes that I have stretched canvas onto, now I’ll lay on plenty of Gesso to prepare them. Some of the pieces are going to be quite three dimensional, so I want to…

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