Friday, March 17, 2006

lies.


this is another lie. an image formed in my mind based on images that i percieved that i wanted to become integrated into my consciousness. the original image moved me so much that i wanted to reproduce it. the sketch is just the begining of this process. now i am focusing on the colour aspect so that i can get it right in my mind before i proceed to the canvas.

8 comments:

anu said...

The sketches itslef look so awesome. I mean, i can see great potential there and cannot even begin to imagine how it will turn out in the end!

Why did you say you are forcing yourself to paint Dr?

dr.alistair said...

because iif i dont then i won`t.......

anu said...

lol, you are too cute!

dr.alistair said...

o.k. i`m busted........i mean that i find the creative process blocked by the mundane day-to-day functions of domestic life and so, it takes extra-ordinary effort to put myself into the creative mindset for long enough to do the scetches, the colour choices, the application and texture experimentation etc. so that i will be happy with the outcome. music is different in that respect. it comes out in a flow, like a river. i have been playing guitar for 30 years so it`s second nature. painting is a different thing altogether. i see the colours so intensely that i can feel them and that is a barrier at times because i get so overwhelmed by the mere colour it`s self thet it stops the focus on the work.....how wierd is that? i will post another piece that i did some years ago that still effects me that way.

anu said...

Wow, it sounds so lovely to be able to see the colour so intensely. I feel that you probably create it in your mind's eye and you can actually see it, smell it, feel the texture so clearly, which is why the physical act of doing it with the brush may seem mechanical.

Oh, I would love to see that piece.

dr.alistair said...

i think the pictures and certainly the images of colour themselves in my mind are sufficient enough to stop many of my attempts to recreate them on canvas. i have come close on occasion though and so i return to the canvas with optimism. there ahve been times where i have been to a gallery or artist`s showing where i have been literally overcome and had to leave. ther is a canadian group of painters who are called the group of seven. thier work does that to me. it`s like a drug.

anu said...

Wow how lovely to be addicted to your own feelings which arise on seeing art...colours...images.

Martial arts used to make me feel mesmerised. And i am trying to go back to it.

dr.alistair said...

anything that allows the mind to transcend the mundane is good for the soul........it is like taking a holiday, without the hassle.