Thursday, February 14, 2008
working on making these less as birds and more black. The paint is Ivory black oil paint and on paper. Straight from the tube, the paint is something like shoe polish as I brush it on and spread it across the paper. The resulting texture is sultry, velvety and engaging... as if there's a continuum beyond the surface. I realize the shape of the bird is not the shape of a bird anymore and some others of the work I did last night look less like birds and more like amoebas unless you know to look for beak, wings, tail.