Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Perspective on perspective
Tonight saw me using two pieces of technology I recently had dropped in my lap. Thankfully, as both were needed.
A printer from Ashley.
A digital camera from my dad.
With the camera I took a photo from which I extracted the above image. I printed it with my printer. Tomorrow I will work from this image in the studio.
Of course I've painted stripes before, but the starburst cut in Casual Friday Morning Coming Down got me thinking about about perspective, my more and more sturdy steps into painting with a brush and tube has had me thinking about illusionistic space.
The construction barriers allow a nice guide to perspective.
I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be raised, and educated in a place, Calgary, with an abundance of all the things you would not immediately choose for a painter's education, and with such a physical distance from the relics of painting's history.
When I search for a technique, my comfort is with the exercise books that taught me, with the exercises that demonstrated illusionistic perspective to me.
The worn out points that can't be erased, the Star Wars hyperspeed lines that get erased, the boxes, the white and black and white and black.
I feel shaky writing here again but I am back working at laundromat, so will likely be writing more.