Tuesday, 26 October 2010
This piece previously posted in it's raw form after texturing has now been taken a bit further. I was hoping to work on this much earlier and to have it finished, but I decided to leave it on the shelf for a few months as I find that often I come up with new ideas that are possibly better than my initial intentions.
Various base/colouring techniques have been used together with new materials. as such the piece is already changing beyond what I had initially intended.
IE I had originally wanted to reflect the blue and white ceramics however as you can see blue and white does not feature.
The materials used in this piece have taught me a lot about the way in which they can be used and new ways that it is not intended for. This is an interesting process as I just have to let go and not worry about wrecking the work I have done before.
It is an exciting and honest process as the piece becomes less contrived and alters without my full control.
This natural process is what I have been working towards for a long time as before I found that I would stay well within my comfort zone so the end result could be sent to a gallery to be sold.
Working in this way is much more fun than the normal restrictive process that I normally have to work in.
The colours here are the base onto which I am going to apply various other colours/tones and materials to achieve the effect I am looking for. Again I am intending to include natural materials that I have not used before so it will be interesting to see how it turns out.
The benefit in this is that I get to spend a few hours relaxing a foraging in the local woods for materials and do not know what I am looking for until I see it.
The next update will be a while as it is half term and I am doing my child care routine for the week. But this gives me time to spend with my children and think about other things. In turn I hope that some new ideas for the piece will come to the fore.
I will update after the next stage.
Posted by Mark at 14:33