Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Carelesstaker

A second day of glazing. In between, I watched extracts of plays and poems by Harold Pinter, one of my favourite writers. I had an idea for a painting that was about errors. I remember reading that it had been proven philosophically that a certain proportion of all communication is erroneous, and while painting, and making errors, I noted that a certain proportion of every task is erroneous. The painting title, therefore is "A Certain Proportion Of Any Accomplishment Is Erroneous". The idea sketch shows some elements, a face being painted with mistakes. Collapsing letters, as well as codes and mathematics.


At the end of the Harold Pinter programme, an extract from his Nobel Prize speech was read. It essentially said, that a certain proportion of all communication is erroneous. So it looks like at least part of me got the message!

Now! To more interesting things. Today's painting will be completed tomorrow. My list of things to do is as voluptuous as the world's finest grapes. Onward then, to sup the wine of action and feel the warm numbness of destiny!

7 comments :

Kathy said...

Mark - your last sentence: "to sup the wine of action and feel the warm numbness of destiny!" sounds like the title for another painting. You have a marvelous way with words. As I was reading your post about the erroneous aspects of communication I began wondering if you ever paint with the "other" hand. That is, if you're right-handed, do you ever paint with the left? It would be interesting to know what is revealed in doing so.

PAMO said...

What a fabulous idea for a painting! And your idea sketch is very interesting. This seems a bit different from your more recent works- but it looks familiar to some I've seen in your gallery. I'm looking forward to seeing your progression.

-Don said...

The numbness I feel from destiny usually has a bit of a chill to it...

Forgive me for bastardizing your concept, but "proportionate erroneousness" has a pretty nice ring to it... and it pretty well describes every painting I've ever done.

-Don

hwfarber said...

It's an apt description of life, too.

Mary Paquet said...

So true, Mark!

Mark Sheeky said...

Hic. The wine of destiny is strong! Thanks for the comments everyone.

Hi Kathy, I paint with my left hand sometimes but it's slow and uncertain. The worst part is that it blocks the light which comes from my left otherwise I'd practise more because certain lines and edges are easier to paint when you switch hands aren't they? Do you switch hands?

This post reminds me I must post a pic of my ideas book sometime.

Kathy said...

Mark - I do switch hands now and then, but I'm ambidextrous anyway -and also dyslexic. Seems to come naturally.