So terrible at putting up new stuff, sorry, This got done back in January. This piece is kinda a triumph for me, process-wise, as it started out throwing paint on an already wallpapered panel.
It told me what it was looking for, and, once images were found and manipulated, it got done. Yeah, so what, that’s what supposed to happen, right? Yes, yes it is, but that’s the thing. the “gettin” part. See, the piece said, “you need just this type of head”, and that was easy enough –2 grey’s images, reworked together. But then, what’s it needing? Pull up some of that flower wallpaper out of the splatter paint, see some flow, some movement, start thinking a lot on composition, and wait for it. take some older halftone work and work it in, like waters, it shoulder deep. Still all waiting for the image to start bringing things in, focus my search to colors, making this picture RED. Success at the bins, finding an old 70’s coloring book, providing me with subjects, background, a “place” for that head to sink into. Then it’s push and pull, selecting what stays and goes, and making a great decision for my head’s “hair” –because of the original splatter paint working with the head, I always saw the head as a her, with flaming hair. The piece had really grown away from that, like it started as “you could be mine” by G’n’R, but was turning more into “november rain”, if you catch my drift. The work, by then, with all the red, and images of trees and foilage, was screaming fall leaves, which were a plenty. Once I resolved the lower portion from the previous decision of halftone dots (which is kinda it’s weak point) with the laying flat face, it was done.
–and yes, for you observant folks, that “red tree background” in the finished piece is used (albeit more manipulated) in the “zoey” plate of previous blog-post. With the finishing of this, and the sucess at the zoey piece, I will sometime make a plate with this image on it, that is, once I find the plate for it.–
–something like that.