Monday, 28 July 2008
WINGSAIL VOYAGER: A collage I made in 2002.
The boat is a crescent moon with wings for a sail. There is a
full moon and another little boat nearby. The image is influenced by Cornwall and Cornish artists and Japanese prints. I wanted to create a spatial paradox with the elements of the composition.
When I read Gautier's poem L'Ile Inconnue it reminded me of this picture of mine.
Saturday, 26 July 2008
i painted this 10 years ago as a commission and to the specification of my "patron".. It hangs in a meditation room at the North London Buddhist Centre. I hadn't seen it for years. Tara's hands are now white. The pigment I used to paint her hands pink was unstable and has faded. These pictures show what the original colours looked like. The Victorians used to hang little curtains across their watercolour paintings to solve this problem. The medium I used is gouache. Red fades quicker than other colours as owners of red cars might discover.