The sun and the sky

I liked the cloudy sky in the Temperance painting well enough to do the same thing in the Sun piece, laying down a patchy coat of blue, ragged off carefully to avoid all the gold – fiddly work because of all those curving edges. You’d think that it would be easy enough to simply paint…

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Peach tree in action / Sunshine

There are a huge number of photos of the dress rehearsal of Muéveme, Muévete  here, including some good images of the set and lighting work I designed for the show.  I put in some time on the sky of the Sun painting, a first layer of white that will become blue later on, and adding some transparent…

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As the Crow Flies xviii

Hurrah! I finished painting crows, so apart from getting the eye hooks into the backs of the panels and a little touch up work to the painting the piece is hang-able. There’s a lot of gold in this show. I must paint the seated figure more tomorrow. There’s a healthy chunk of time available for…

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The Alchemy of Demolition ix

I loaded the boxes into the car and drove toward the freeway, buoyed by the lovely smell of freshly cut poplar. I don’t think I have ever bent as many finishing nails as I did nailing these things together. The wood is hard and strong. I resolved to play nothing but Pink Floyd as I…

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The Alchemy of Demolition v

The gold is almost all down, following my magnificent assistant’s valiant efforts this afternoon. We’ll need to do some touch up work Monday, because the three dimensional nature of the pieces of the building make gilding them very difficult, so there are some significant gaps that will need care and attention. I intend to make…

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