Something caught my eye while I was watching TV last night, and provoked three sketches, since digitally modified & enhanced. I was thinking of loops of rope and a jar, but this last one just looks like a Teddy Bear stepping out to me… :-)”
The sequence of the slightly different versions above show changes to the "chair". The chair starts as a red amorphous supporting shape, then in version 2 becomes more fully personified. In the current version, shown last, the chair again more amorphous & less a person. I am advised, and I agree, that the second, fully embodied, personified "chair" is just too much... what do you think?
held in arms
held on lap
I am struggling with this surprising imagery and and with my use of paint. I don't usually start with paint, or even work so primarily in paint. Often I start with a drawing, or collage, or other ... Here I started with paint and a plastic card & palette knife. And there is only a bit of "drawing" with pastel & graphite, mostly "painted" over with a wet brush so more like painting. The imagery I can hardly speak to :-) it is so iconic / religious. It may come from recent reading set in traditional Middle Eastern culture, but it has other symbolism as well. We all carry a burden, we try to persist, to accept, and to continue on as best we can.