Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday

Not much art work done today. I've spent time cutting bits of wood for my picture frames, batons that I screw in the recess behind my frames that are chunky enough to hold mirror plates. My frames have a deep recess, about 25mm but the edge is very thin so I need to screw thick bits of wood into them for hanging. I've also cut some small panels for another idea for a future time.

The Rationalisation idea is coming on slowly but I've hardly done anything on it today. I have re-read the notes I made that inspired the idea and made some minor changes to the composition. The fundamental theme of the picture is a revelation that satisfying mutual needs is the most important part of a relationship. I aim to start drawing tomorrow.

I've had two good painting ideas recently and now I've decided that it's a good idea to get composing quite soon after having an idea, while the feeling and meaning is still fresh.

4 comments :

Kathy said...

Geez - you make your own frames, too?? Is there anything you CAN'T do, Mark? I'm impressed :)

PAMO said...

I laughed when I read Kathy's comment! I had the same thought. You are incredible Mark!!

-Don said...

Strike while the iron is hot. I agree that you should get your ideas to paper as soon as you think of them, even if it's just a little chicken-scratch doodling that you can refer back to. I have files of them...

-Don

Mark Sheeky said...

Heehee :) Yes I make my own frames. It's mainly because it's that or have unframed work!

Ooh, files of scratchy drawings Don. Perhaps you could show us one day.