Friday, August 13, 2010

Abandoning Someone...


First day of underpainting a new picture today. Here's a small preview. The painting was planned and prepared last year.

It's different for me in that it uses canvas when I usually use smooth M.D.F. panels. Canvas is much more forgiving than a panel so going is faster. With canvas what you paint tends to stay where you first put it, so if you put the right colour in the right place first time everything becomes easy.

I made good progress on this large painting and hope to finish underpainting by next Wednesday. I also wrote a short essay on philosophical truth after reading about the problems philosophers have had with this seemingly simple subject. How do you know if something is true? Because it matches your perceptions of reality? When your beliefs about truth match your beliefs about your perceptions of truth? More deep thinking later.

4 comments :

PAMO said...

Oh- it's looking beautiful Mark! And that's the truth. :-)

Mark Sheeky said...

Thanks Pam. Let's see how much I do today...

Stan Kurth said...

Nice progress on this work. Yes, the truth is out there.

Mark Sheeky said...

Hi Stan, thanks for the comment. Truly :)