Saturday, October 5, 2013

More Cardboard Studies

These studies have been waiting a long time to be published... This is for many reasons. The main reason is that I am not really happy with any of these, but still love the reference photo, and would really love to do it justice. The second reason is that I have been over burdened with family issues that have left me totally physically, mentally, and emotional spent, so much so that I haven't been able to open the blog and put them up in the spirit of learning.

Here is the reference photo , taken on the island of Crete this past fall.

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The first attempt on cardboard... using oil paints on corrugated cardboard.  I wasn't happy with the figure and wanted to somehow fix it but the limitations of the format were against and it started to tear . Also the proportions are not what I wanted.   Size 40 x 33 cm.

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Decided to play around with various other viewpoints.

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Wax and oil crayons on the white side of corrugated cardboard. Wanted more emphasis on the figure, my grandson Uri, and less on the Church.  Used some medium. Size 24 x 24 cm.

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The last on dark red toned corrugated cardboard.  Not a good photograph... the original is darker and less bright.  Figure here is still much to small....Mood is much different from the others making it almost late evening. 

I have lots to learn about about this new, for me, format... One is that they should be used for quick studies because they really can't be fixed. 


Meredith said...

Fascinating to me to see your process. I just love that you are in process and seeking to see something in your art. I think it's great to work in a series like this when you have an image that compels you. I sent you an email, too, btw....

Carol Edan said...

Thanks Meredith...Always nice to get your positive feedback