“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye."
(The fox to the little prince)
--Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince.'
Cutting, marking and stitching continue as the second piece in the Pages triptych takes form. Using the water soluble fabric does require the use of imagination to fully visualize the results once washed away.
Dyeing varying values of new grays has also been also part of this week’s studio agenda, which you can see below next to the finished piece, as well as painting and cutting gold/ochre colored letters in varying sizes. The floor scene below is where I’m auditioning the addition of ochre/golds against grayscale values in numerous variations.
The gold/ochre/burnt sienna variations are the fruits of a studio afternoon spent playing with numerous painting and printing options.
These are samples from practicing hand painting each letter individually: the pieces feel more three-dimensional and I will continue to practice direct painting them to get smoother value transitions.
It has been a full and interesting week, with a snowstorm AND a full moon.
Beautiful view from my front door on Saturday morning – what a paradise – but also, what an inducement to snuggle in and keep working.
Best of all, thank you to this rising full moon – bella luna - on Sunday evening for firing up my creative burners and providing mega-energy to keep going.