That is the same painting in both of the photos. Seriously. The left photo shows what a painting I am now calling 'Existential' looked like two nights ago. On the right is what that painting looks like now.
What a difference.... and thank goodness for that! This was one of the paintings I mentioned in the previous post (though not the one I put in time out), and man, was it hideous! I mean really, so washed out and poorly planned...
This was another based on a Pack A.D. song ('Needles') and after such a terrible start I had to re-think my approach. This song is 'softer' than their other songs, but also edgy in a different way... the painting needed to show a certain amount of turmoil. The lyrics indicate a sunrise, so I spent a lot of time looking at photos of sunrises and even though I knew I didn't want to expressly paint a sunrise, I did want there to be a suggestion of one.
This was the final result and its a bit surreal.
I've been painting, which is SUCH a relief! Of course I'm working toward a deadline -gallery show next week - however I would have been painting anyway; these paintings have been trying to come out for a long time.
I've finished the painting from my last post and decided on the title 'Rip Current'. I've also finished another painting inspired by another song by The Pack A.D. called 'Motorvate'. I started this one way back in April and hated where it was going but after a three month break I listened to the song once and finished it in 45 minutes. I'm in the Honeymoon Stage right now; I know this because I absolutely love the painting... . Anyway, I called it 'Zee' because it seems to me that the song is about a zombie apocalypse and the painting ended up looking a bit like a zombie apocalypse.
I'm working on two other paintings based on songs and right now they are both horrifying. I actually have one of them in a corner, facing toward the wall because I can't bare to look at it.
If that sounds like I've put a painting in 'time out' then I suppose I have.
I hope it thinks about what its done to me.