falling through time…

O/C sometimes it’s nice just to let rip…enjoy myself and at
least have something to show for today: Tues 25 March 2015.

This is based on an image elsewhere on my pages. Not sure if I should just leave it as it is?

 

At the Gates

Detail from O/C. At the Gates. work-in-progress, with some ‘effects’ as this painting is still in a state of flux.

Time for myself in the clockwork pattern of life. The changing mind and body roll out a future. The garden of youth reveals a gate to the bigger world, with eternal horizon. The locks open and the barriers fall with a fond ‘adieu’. The wind of change, from within, I step  beyond the garden who’s maintenance now rests with others.
Through the garden gates and beyond…

An observation.

   ‘At the gates of femininity’

studyTo conform to the ideal of beauty and femininity.
Though life in the garden of matriarchal responsibility and motherhood to reach the garden gate.  The freedom to be for the self too. Still controlled by the moral responsibilities and confines of society, a world beyond the garden beckons.
A women still in full flower goes beyond and into another realm, hers, another life.
Based on many ideas and preoccupation’s of the changing roles we traverse in life. More poetic and dramatic for women?
Symbolism and neoclassical art has influenced this project so far.

fleece

Watercolour study for, ‘The Golden Fleece.’ Perhaps the building blocks of any painting are entangled in memories, experience, instinct or inherent. Premonitions: subconscious analysis or inspired from something less definable? Point of focus, often an object or empowered belief: elements, portents, instinct…all play their part. The Golden Fleece, a metaphor.

Details from work-in-progress, acrylic on canvas.

Special thanks to Sherry Rieger

 

march 15

I’m working on several version of this at the moment…

Oil on canvas 20″ x 15″

Like most of my work, there are many versions. This is a painting from  my sculpture in plaster, which is based on a photograph of a 19thC. actress.

Evelyn Nesbit pencil on canvas
Evelyn Nesbit pencil on canvas

The artist’s model and actress, Evelyn Nesbit is the inspiration for this series of work. Sighted as the first ‘Supermodel’ and a global phenomena in 1901-16.
There are no colour images from her time and only a selection of B&W photos. Her beauty was both her gift and her curse.

Is beauty eternal? She was part of the first generation to be captured by photography as she really was. I wondered if she would still be regarded so today. I embarked on making a ‘mask’ from the images available so as to reproduce her as near as possible. This is still ongoing.

The beginnings of another version w.i.p.