Saturday, May 15, 2010

Flawed PalindromE {{Part 5 Process}}

:S:L:P: As I'm still waiting to scan the large scale pieces of my grad project so I can post them on my website I thought I'd bide my time with a little process post. Here's are some progress shots of the 4th and 5th parts of Flawed PlendromE (my grad piece).

This piece started with a memory of a family crest that hung in the front hall of my Grandmother's house in Penticton. You can see a pelican vulning (pulling out its breast feathers to feed it young with blood) at the top of the crest. Thanks to my uncle Rod for sending me pics of the family crest.

::I liked this image of self-sacrifice and thought it would act as a good bookend to my piece concerning of the pitfalls of youth (which I think ends when you discover that which you have to offer the world and begin to put it before your self).

::Watercolour washes on top of light pencils on wet Rives BFK. Burnt Umber, Purple and Cobalt Blue.

::More washes. Fleshing out shapes. Panes grey.

::Adding darks in acrylic to gauge contrast.


::Lightend with gouache and acrylic.

::More lightening.

::Flawed PalendromE {Parts 4 and 5} Watercolour and acrylic on Rives BFK, 64.4cm x 60.7cm

The top half of this was separated and framed separately in the final piece.

::You've got one more day to check out all the great stuff at the grad show. Run!!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Sad Farewell to Sophia Books

:S:L:P: Four years ago Sean Cranbury, who was working there at the time, asked me to do the window display at Sophia Books. On the eve of their closure I dug through some old pics and found the documentation I took that month.

You will be dearly missed Sophia.