This is the first painting in my “Rage Painting” series in which I painted a blue peony in fast, aggressive strokes. In each painting I chose to use a very limited pallet and just using the white of the canvas, light washes, and thick layers of paint to achieve the tonal values.
Very little planning was involved in creating these pieces. Although the person or situation that inspired the rage will remain a mystery to the viewer, rest assured they are “dealt” with mentally via hypothetical conversations (and generally just fantasizing about telling that person off). The goal is to turn those negative feelings into something beautiful.
THIS IS TOTALLY NORMAL AND HEALTHY!
While the original is still for sale, high quality Giclée prints are available here.
A black and white abstract painting I found.
Here’s another found abstract painting.
Started rifling through some papers and stumbled upon some old abstract paintings.
Perhaps my New Year’s resolution this year is to actually DO something productive when I get home from work.
Lofty dream, says I!
The “day job” just drains me, but I promise I will be more “updatey”, eventually. ^_^
In other news, I have a broken blood vessel in my eye. Shooting the evil eye to Husband has a whole new effectiveness. It’s…effective.
One monumental task I have assigned myself… re-photograph all my paintings in a higher res, and also re-edit all my photos so they’re not all “facebook-friendly”. Now, they’ll be Flickr-friendly! HIGH-RES AWESOMENESS!
As a little gift so you all don’t hate my lack of posting, here’s one such re-vamped painting:
Yes, it is inspired by the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. That is, before the movie came out and featured a more iRobot-esc-Marvin.
Of course, my visualization of Marvin created a seriously average-looking, old-school-sci-fi-esc robot….
(DISCLAIMER: I shall add here, that yes, I know he is an android, but look at him! That’s CLEARLY more robot than android. My bad. Fucking jump on my back, internets. I KNOW YOU WANT TO!)
So not having watched the OG TV series OR the movie before painting this, but being just in love with the “trilogy” (I can read!)… you get the robot that closer resembles something out of the Jetson’s. Sue me. I was raised on that shit.
SUPER AMAZING UPDATE 3/5/11: Prints for this piece will be available so soon (via my etsy which is so painfully empty atm) you can taste it! Check back soon, or you will be disemboweled by rabid badgers while stray cats shit in your mouth (it’s super-effective). Love, Beth