Take it slow

I took time for myself to get all the mundane stuff of life taken care of this morning – laundry especially – so after a Sunday afternoon nap I finally got to work at about four o’clock. I forget to do these ordinary chores, and sometimes to eat a proper meal in the middle of the day, snacking on whatever I have in the fridge while I work, so it was good to have a little time to myself. Tomorrow will be quite different, with the run up to the opening reception beginning in earnest. 

I cleaned up the bottom of the Geomantic man, who’s getting close to completion in this incarnation. He’ll need a couple of symbols in the bottom corners to fill an overly large area of dark blue, then I’m stopping work on him so he can dry in time to be moved to the gallery.

I shaped the gold on the skeleton into crowns, one five pointed, while the other boasts only three peaks. I’m glad I added these to the painting, for they really add a different dialogue to the piece, taking it beyond being a skeleton study into the arena of allegory.

About pearce

Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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