This is the second time I've tried to paint the song 'Positronic'. The first time wasn't terrible (I'd forgotten I called it 'R.Painting,' an homage to my favourite science-fiction author Issac Asimov who coined the word positronic... pretty clever!), but I've always felt it was a bit forced:
The second painting is much larger and started off strangely with a yellow ochre and white under painting. I don't know what possessed me to do an off-white under painting; it was a rookie decision that I completely regretted later as I was labouring to make the dark tones have any depth at all... ugh. Anyway after a few hours (possibly six or so...?) I ended up with this:
At some point while I was working I decided this was going to be called 'Machine'. Not as original as 'R.Painting' but apt.
Update: 08/15 I found out that the muse for all of this art will be playing at a festival in Ontario this fall. Its in Vankleek, Ontario. According to Google that is 4 hours and 57 minutes east of here..... Its a heck of a drive to see what's likely to be a 25 minute set.
Of course I'll go, I have to go, otherwise, what will I paint?
Update: 09/15 Did you know its really difficult to sit in a car for 4 hours with a broken collarbone? Yeah, so that's a thing that happened to me while mountain biking in Algonquin Park. No ballet, no painting, no trip to Vankleek, only this ridiculous figure 8 brace that makes me look like I'm wearing a backpack all the time. Ugh.