Remember the silhouette that I spoke about when I gave you a studio tour? The photographic one with the dead Rabbit in it? Also on the wall, at the time, was an ink one done from that shape. I thought I might share what it has been doing.
I thought I intended to paint into it with white but it appears to be an attractor. It is attracting things to itself. First a little man:
Next It found some small wallaby bones:
Then this happened by:
I found that amazing little piece of paper a few years ago. It always reminds me of a house. I like the ides of a woman's body holding a house. It is one of the things I am considering painting on the figure. But I might just leave it as a photographic sequence.
And how about this?
It's a dried peach. A few months ago my daughter and her kids were staying with us and she said dried peaches remind her of vaginas. To quote,'all furry on the outside and weird and sort of messy on the inside.' So I had to go out and buy a dried peach especially for this silhouette! I'll bet you never again eat a dried peach without thinking of that now!
Forgive the quality. This is my first ever video. #AbundantArtShow day 4 (I think. I'm confused)
By the way, the one who was giving me leaves (mentioned herein) was my granddaughter, not my daughter (who is more likely to give me dead dragonflies or skulls or lichen). Sometimes I say a completely wrong word. I have been known to say white when I mean black.
So! I'm doing this challenge: the #abundantartshow. Day two is sharing some of your work-in-progress and sharing some of other people's work too. On social media like Facebook and Instagram. I shared these two pics and a few others and I found some great pics by others also. It is very inspiring actually, looking at other people's work. I found I was drawn to gestural abstract paintings for their luscious paint and marks, but also to paintings that seem allegorical but that have a rather minimal treatment with plain areas of colour. Perhaps that is where I'd like to take some of these collage works eventually. If you're interested in looking at some of the work #abundantartshow • Instagram photos and videos (at the moment I'm on there in top posts!) and on Facebook: #abundantartshow and If you are interested in seeing what I shared, find them on my Facebook page (not profile): https://www.facebook.com/belindabroughtonpoet/ Have a gander; it's fun.