The Principle x

I thought it might be interesting to have the texts and some images from the exhibit posted here for people who couldn’t make it to the show.   The Alchemical Theatre (20″ x 16″) Pieces of a demolished theatre, poplar, gold   Saddened by the demolition of the old Little Theatre I took pieces of…

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Bombers xxi

Here’s a radical change in the appearance of the painting. The sky approaches its completed state, needing a yellow / white moon and a glaze of Ultramarine blue, with some stars and haze to complete it. However, it will need a little care to smooth it out and soften some areas which are a little brushy.…

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Bombers xx

I’ve been toying with the idea of expressing the trinity still further by painting the yin yang onto the hermit’s circle, resulting in this present appearance, which I’m quite partial to. The yin yang has become as ubiquitous as a smiley face, so I was concerned that it would be a bit cheesy, but I…

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Bombers xix

I meant to mention that I marked the 1.62 ratio on the rod, and I’ll define that ratio still further when the white layer has dried completely. I thought I might try having one end black, the other white, and the centre section in grey, emphasizing the trinity. I cleaned up the sidebar this evening,…

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Bombers xvii

  I was irritated enough by the scrappy surface of the canvas in the sky that I scraped it all to knock off the protuding bits, then repainted with a light blue grey. I added some cadmium red to the hermit’s hat, and scattered some dashes of it around the stones and into the mountains…

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Bombers xiv

Definitely over the hump as far as that bad patch went. I had a fun morning getting some shadows laid down, with a strong frontal light implied by the long shadows falling behind the figure and stones. It really has laid down the objects to the ground and gives a nice depth to the painting.…

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